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Egypt’s streets of blood: Full-scale crackdown on Morsi supporters kills more than 500Egyptian security forces deployed snipers, tear gas and bulldozers Wednesday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in an assault that claimed more than 500 lives, drew swift international condemnation and led to the resignation of the vice president in the military-backed interim government.
Kerry: Violence in Egypt a ‘serious blow to reconciliation’Egyptian security forces deployed snipers, tear gas and bulldozers Wednesday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in an assault that claimed more than 200 lives, drew swift international condemnation and led to the resignation of the vice president in the military-backed interim government.
Al Qaeda is alive and well If there is one thing that the events of the past week have shown, it is this: al Qaeda is alive and well.
Contrary to confident declarations by Western officials that al Qaeda’s core has been decimated, the terrorist group founded by Osama bin Laden still has the capacity and capability to rattle the United States of America.
Classes will be alfrescoThe University of Northern Virginia rarely set off any bells of recognition. Its owner, Daniel Ho, had hoped to keep it that way. In an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2011, Mr Ho said: “We don’t want people to know us”. That changed a bit on July 16, when the  Annandale-based for-profit institution, a short drive from Washington and popular with students from India, was ordered to be shut down because it failed to regain the accreditation it lost in 2008.