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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Oct 29, 2013 — An Egyptian kung fu champion is suspended for supporting ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Also, Japanese financial regulators examined the records of three major banks. And a tunnel now connects the Asian and European parts of Istanbul.
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Aug 17, 2013 — The Islamist group has been banned or repressed for much of its history. But it has operated in the gaps that successive Egyptian regimes have permitted, serving as a social, religious and political organization.
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Aug 15, 2013 — Analysts are no longer talking about how to build democracy in Egypt. Instead, they are wondering whether the country can avert a protracted, full-scale confrontation between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Jul 28, 2013 — Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi gathered in two areas of Cairo have vowed to stay put despite clashes with security forces over the weekend that killed scores of people.
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Jul 26, 2013 — Egypt's army chief this week called for rallies to give him a mandate to stage a "war against terrorism" on Islamists. His call drew a huge response from opponents — as well as supporters — of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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Jul 11, 2013 — Egypt's new government must restore stability and security before it can tackle the bigger problems: unemployment, huge fuel and food subsidies, and an overly regulated private sector that has benefited from crony capitalism. But the challenges it faces are not uncommon in the wider Arab world.
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Jul 3, 2013 — Protests by a coalition of Islamists, secularists and leftists ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Just two years later, some of the same protesters have overthrown the country's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi.
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Jan 28, 2014 — Deposed President Mohammed Morsi appeared in court on charges related to a 2011 prison break. It was Morsi's second appearance in court since he was ousted in a military-backed coup in July amid nationwide protests against his rule. The trial was adjourned until Feb. 22.
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