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Israeli soldiers take part in an exercise at the Shizafon army base, in the Negev Desert north of the southern city of Eilat, on Tuesday. There are growing signs that Israel may be planning a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Israel, A Nonstop Debate On Possible Iran Strike

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The U.S. is insisting that Egypt establish a full-fledged democracy and move away from military rule. Here, an Egyptian woman covers her head in a national flag as she demonstrates in a pro-democracy rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 27. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Longtime Allies, Egypt And U.S. Now Have Differences

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Syrian soldiers who defected join protesters in the al-Khaldiya neighborhood of the restive city of Homs on January 26, 2012. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria's Uprising Escalates, World Mulls Options

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In Iran's Oil Gambit, EU Nations Have Much To Lose

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