The army has kept several large squares locked down on Sunday in an effort to prevent further demonstrations, a day after security forces stormed a mosque where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi were holed up.
Clashes continue between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and those who support the military which pushed him out of power. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the latest news.
Though the numbers are a state secret, it's believed that some 3,000 people were put to death last year. That's down from an average of 15,000 per year in the 1990s. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Gady Epstein, China correspondent for The Economist magazine.
It's been 68 years since Japan surrendered to Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II. NPR's Beijing correspondent, Anthony Kuhn, joins host Rachel Martin to discuss Japan's current military ambitions and the grave concerns in China and Korea that Japan is on the way to forgetting its wartime past.
Egypt's Christian communities have been targets of violence from pro-Morsi forces who are angry that Christians have been supporters of Egypt's military. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Rev. Mikhail, a pastor in Alexandria, Egypt.
Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque and cleared it of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who had holed up for hours there on Saturday. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin gets the latest from reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous.
Security forces cleared a central Cairo Mosque Saturday, where hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi had gathered overnight. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested, charged with murder and terrorism. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the ongoing crisis.
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