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World Notes: Haiti, Kazakhstan, Italy and more

Evictions in Haiti, oil drilling in Cuba, troubles for the Italian prime minister - and more.

Communist Party of Egypt resumes open political activities

The Communist Party of Egypt has once again become an important voice in the secular opposition.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, India – and more

International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.


Egypt and Iran: Middle East giants awaken

The outcome of events in Egypt and Iran has the potential to reshape the region for the coming century.


Cairo looks for debt relief

Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.


Egypt’s revolution: diary of an “intellectual guerilla”

Exclusive, from Alexandria, Egypt: For the sake of my grandchildren and their generation, I write my impressions about this wondrous event, how it developed, its highlights and its climax.


Mubarak’s fall poses new challenge for U.S.

The fall of President Hosni Mubarak came after a wave of strikes demonstrated the depth and breadth of the Egyptian uprising.

Egyptian workers form independent union coalition

Egyptian workers, suppressed by a government-sponsored and government-run labor federation, have broken away to form their own independent unions and federation and join the popular protests against President Hosni Mubarak's dictatorial rule.


Demonstrations, nationwide strike rock Egypt, world labor voices solidarity

A general strike, to continue until Mubarak's government falls, has been called by the newly formed Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions.


Egypt uprising is turning point for region and U.S.

When the mass uprising in Tunisia spread to Egypt last week, it took a qualitative turn: Egypt occupies a highly strategic position in the region and has for decades been a linchpin of American policy there.

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