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Thousands of anti-government protesters in Yemen demonstrate against President Ali Abdullah Saleh last month. Saudi Arabia wants Saleh to step down, but also worries that his departure could lead to chaos.

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Saudi Arabia's Delicate Dance On The Fate Of Yemen

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Ali Madaan, 45, is one of the Bedouin guards protecting the al-Midan station in Egypt's northern Sinai. The natural gas pipeline there has come under repeated attacks.

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Libyan Arms Flow Into Egypt Across Northern Sinai

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Christians protest outside St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, a day after 25 people, mostly Christians, died in clashes with Egyptian security forces.

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Egypt's Military Clashes With Coptic Christians

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Saudi men wait to cast their votes in municipal elections in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday. Turnout appeared to be low. King Abdullah says that women will be allowed to vote in the next municipal elections, in 2015. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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In Saudi Arabia, Only Men Vote, And Not Often

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Egyptian demonstrators protest against the emergency law in front of the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Friday. The country's military rulers announced last week that the Hosni Mubarak-era measure would remain in effect until at least next June. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Tourist guides sit on camels as they wait for clients next to the Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, June 23. Tourism in Egypt has dropped 35 percent overall in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2010. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Egypt's Political Turmoil Drives Foreign Tourists Away

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Witnesses Fail To Link Mubarak To Killings

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Rebels Tasked With Ensuring Libyans Security

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