Middle East
  • Their odd-couple alliance could work if transitional Egypt follows Turkey's moderate creed of reform and pragmatism.

    In Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 file photo released by the Egyptian President, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
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  • In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, photo, a Syrian rebel fighter chants prayers, after he and others attended Muslims noon prayers before heading to fight government forces in Aleppo, at their headquarters in Suran, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria.

    Anti-regime forces have taken major stride in uniting their ranks after months of bloody combat for Syria's largest city.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
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  • William Burns is the most senior US official to visit Libya in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
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  • A coalition including the U.S., E.U. and Arab League met Thursday to discuss isolating the Assad regime; opposition leader warned sanctions alone won't bring it down.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
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