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  • November 25, 2011  

    On Friday the Obama administration issued a statement urging Egypt’s ruling military council to speed up the transition to civilian rule, as angry protesters reiterated their impatience for change. Margaret Warner discusses the latest developments with the International Crisis Group’s Robert Malley and journalist Gameela Ismail. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011  

    In other news Friday, a deadline set by the Arab League for Syria expired without a response. The Arab League wants Syria to let an observer mission in to monitor the now eight-month-long uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad. Also, the holiday shopping season officially begin on what’s known as “Black Friday.” Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011  

    Independent Television News’ Alex Thomson reports from Kesennuma, Japan, on one fishing port’s struggle to come back after the March earthquake and tsunami devastated the town and its fleet. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011    

    After five days of heated — and sometimes deadly– confrontations with police this week, protesters and Egyptian authorities have called a truce in the capital Cairo just days before parliamentary elections are set to begin. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011    

    After a nearly nine-year war, all but a handful of U.S. forces will be leaving Iraq by the end of this year. As they close up shop, we checked in with Major Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, chief spokesman for the United States Forces-Iraq, to get a sense of what life is like there now. Continue reading

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    In the months leading up to their departure by the end of 2011, U.S. troops were packing up and moving out of bases that will be transferred to Iraqi hands. View a slide show of the troops’ final weeks in Iraq. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011  

    A fragile truce between police and protesters held around Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Thursday as Egypt’s military government apologized for the deaths of at least 39 protesters and announced that parliamentary elections will begin as planned on Monday. Independent Television News’ Jonathan Rugman reports. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, security forces opened fire on crowds of protesters in Yemen, killing five. The protesters were calling for outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh to stand trial for crimes committed during Yemen’s 10-month-long uprising. Also, a triple bombing in Iraq killed at least 19 people and injured more than 70. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011    

    An independent report released Wednesday said Bahraini security forces used “excessive force” to muffle protesters seeking a change in government last spring. The report, commissioned by the Bahraini government, was a first for the island kingdom and marks an opportunity that shouldn’t be lost by its leaders, said the editor of Bahrain’s largest independent newspaper. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011    

    Photo by Flickr user Katie Tower. It’s the kind of conversation that sticks with you — I was talking to a young father who sells shoes on a patch of public park in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. He buys … Continue reading