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Government Order Sparks Fears Of More Violence In Egypt

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Saudi women get into a taxi outside a shopping mall in Riyadh in 2012. Plans for a subway system in the Saudi capital are likely to provide the biggest benefits to women and the poor. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kerry Hopes To Defy Skeptics Of Mideast Peace Talks

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Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the West Wing of the White House with chief negotiators, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (back to camera), Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (right) and others, after a meeting with President Obama on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi demonstrate against the military-backed government in Cairo. Morsi, who has been detained since July 3, is in good health, a European official says. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kerry Relaunches Mideast Peace Talks Amid Skepticism

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Egyptian Crisis Slows Flow Through Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

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How Food Aid Is Being Used As A Weapon In Syria

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Morsi Supporters Face Government Crackdown In Egypt

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Crackdown In Egypt Shows Shift In Military's Approach

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Egypt Demonstrations Turn Deadly

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