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  • Chadli Bendjedid dies at 83; former president of Algeria

    Chadli Bendjedid dies at 83; former president of Algeria
    Chadli Bendjedid, who served as the third president of Algeria before being overthrown in a bloodless military coup in 1992 as he was phasing in democratic reforms, died Saturday. He was 83. Bendjedid died at a military hospital in Algiers, according...
  • Judge clears way for fresh investigation of Spanish princess

    Judge clears way for fresh investigation of Spanish princess
    MADRID -- In another blow to Spain's scandal-plagued royal family, a judge Thursday cleared the way for a new investigation into King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, rejecting her appeal to have her tax returns shielded from further scrutiny. The...
  • Egypt names new prime minister after coup: Who is Hazem Beblawi?

    CAIRO – Hazem Beblawi, a leading liberal economist, was named Egypt’s caretaker prime minister on Tuesday, ending days of speculation after the first choice for the position was abruptly withdrawn due to opposition from Islamists. The...
  • Iran denounces Egypt's military coup

    TEHRAN — Iran on Monday denounced the military coup that toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, signaling a shift after days of guarded and cryptic commentary on the crisis. “The interference of military forces in the political scene is...
  • Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader

    CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
  • Spanish princess cleared of suspicion in corruption probe

    MADRID -- A Spanish court Tuesday dropped a subpoena of King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, citing insufficient evidence to tie her to alleged corruption by her husband. The 47-year-old princess, Infanta Cristina, last month became the first direct...
  • Egypt names interim prime minister, sets timetable for elections

    Egypt names interim prime minister, sets timetable for elections
    CAIRO — Seeking to reassure the outside world after a turbulent week of street protests, Egypt's military-backed interim leaders on Tuesday appointed a caretaker prime minister and urged citizens to support a six-month timetable for revising the...
  • The GOP isolationist myth

    They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told. In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
  • When a coup isn't a coup

    Riddle: When is a military coup not a military coup? Answer: When it suits this country's interests to call it something else. It seems the law, which has a way of upsetting the best laid plans of mice and American administrations, bars foreign aid to...
  • Today's dirty word: Coup

    When is a coup not a coup? When it's "a complex and difficult issue." That was the unconvincing word from White House press secretary Jay Carney when he was asked about Egypt's latest coup. Poor Jay Carney. He may be the least credible White House press...
  • A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...