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Egypt considers law that could sharply limit protests, months after coup against Morsi

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.


Rift widens on Iranian nuclear deal as Israel, Arabs warn against allowing enrichment

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.


New galaxy ‘most distant’ yet discovered

BBC News

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 memos ‘show Pakistan endorsed US drone strikes’

BBC News

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.


On Our Flashpoint Blog

Iran’s Enrichment to 20% halted

Joshua Miller

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 Looks West

Farhad Mirzadeh

China has initiated its own gold rush, prompting development in Western regions in hope of finding wealth and prosperity.


Event Report: Sergii Bondarchuk on Ukraine’s relations with the EU, its Military Security, and Energy Security

Brendan Zehner

Ukrainian businessman and civic activist, Sergii Bondarchuk spoke at ASP on Tuesday, October 22nd about Ukraine and the country’s future.


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