| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday to ease tight U.S. controls on aid to Egypt, which was largely cut off after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last summer.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:53 AM
* Strongman leader hails "new stage of Turkmen democracy"
* Two parties loyal to Berdymukhamedov seek parliament seats
* "Atmosphere of total repression in Turkmenistan" - Amnesty
* Rising gas export revenues strengthen president's position
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- George Clooney has delivered a message of support to the pro-Western demonstrators in Ukraine in a video message sent to heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, who has become one of the leaders of the opposition movement in Ukraine.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:26 AM
* Writing of radical ideologue gains ground in Egypt
* Analyst likens ideological shift to Algeria in 1990s
* Brotherhood leaders "incapable of producing
* Activists say violence now at least discussed by Islamists
* "We've seen this...