August 17, 2012 A few years ago, it was rare to hear of assaults by men in Afghan security uniforms against NATO troops. But this year, such shootings account for more than 10 percent of the deaths among coalition troops in Afghanistan. Some are carried out by Taliban infiltrators; but others appear to stem from personal disputes.
July 10, 2012 Fifteen years ago, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak embarked on a grand project to cultivate farmland in the desert and create new towns. But massive projects like Toshka in southern Egypt have languished due to mismanagement, corruption and Mubarak's ouster.