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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Is a Terrorist Group

Government signals it's looking to get tough

(Newser) - Egypt's military-backed interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, a dramatic escalation that gives authorities more power in cracking down on them. Hossam Eissa, the Minister of Higher Education, read out the Cabinet statement after a long meeting today. Eissa said: "The Cabinet has declared... More »

US Drafts Letter to Iran to Mend Ties

Development could lead to direct talks between old enemies

(Newser) - Barack Obama is moving his efforts to improve relations with Iran beyond mere speech-making, the Guardian reports. The State Department is drafting a letter to Iranian leaders to assure them the US is not looking to overthrow the curent regime, just change its behavior. The letter—a response to a... More »

Pakistan's Own Probe Sees Local Links to Mumbai

(Newser) - Pakistani officials are gradually coming to the same conclusion about the Mumbai attacks as their Indian counterparts: The plot was hatched in Pakistan, and the attackers were trained there by a militant group with long ties to the Pakistani military, the Wall Street Journal reports. The evidence is becoming clear... More »

India on Alert as Bomb Toll Soars to 49

Nation on alert after series of blasts rocks market, hospital

(Newser) - India steeled for more attacks today as the death toll in a series of bombings soared to 49. A little known group called the Indian Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for 17 blasts that rocked a busy market and hospital in the town of Ahmedabad yesterday. Police today found two other... More »

US Families Sue Chiquita Over FARC Murders

Claim protection cash to Colombia rebels tied to missionary slayings

(Newser) - Fruit giant Chiquita stands accused in a federal lawsuit of contributing to the deaths of five US missionaries at the hands of Colombian rebel group FARC during the 1990s, the Wall Street Journal reports today. Families of the missionaries say protection money the Cincinnati-based company admitted to secretly paying the... More »

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