Erin Cunningham / The Washington Post
A draft law that would strictly regulate street protests in Egypt is drawing fierce criticism from rights groups and exposing fresh cracks in the broad coalition that backed the military coup against President Mohamed Morsi in July.
Joby Warrick / The Washington Post
Regional allies of the United States express increasing dismay over some of the negotiation points between the West and Iran – resulting in the acknowledgment by the Obama administration of a widening chasm between the United States and its allies.
An international team of astronomers has detected the most distant galaxy, about 30 billion light-years away. It was found using the Hubble Space Telescope and its distance was then confirmed with the ground-based Keck Observatory in Hawaii.
Secret US documents reveal that senior Pakistani government officials have for years known of and endorsed CIA drone strikes; Pakistan has responded by repeating its opposition to drone strikes publicly.
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Iran’s Enrichment to 20% halted
Iran’s uranium enrichment to 20% halted Thursday, the latest move by the Islamic Republic in line with the recent P5+1 talks. Precluding Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by imposing tight restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program is the cornerstone of America’s policy objective; in exchange, Iran receives sanctions relief.
China has initiated its own gold rush, prompting development in Western regions in hope of finding wealth and prosperity.
Ukrainian businessman and civic activist, Sergii Bondarchuk spoke at ASP on Tuesday, October 22nd about Ukraine and the country’s future.