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- Focus Erdogan's missed opportunity to mix Islam and democracy in Turkey
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For decades, Turkey's elections have been considered largely free and fair. But irregularities in last week's provincial and local elections have undermined one of the remaining trusted institutions.
Israeli concessions to extend already limping peace talks with the Palestinians beyond the end of this month seem very unlikely.
The Syrian civil war has been aggravating sectarian tensions in Lebanon, and creating room to operate for kidnappers and smugglers. The Lebanese army is trying to get control of the situation.
Ali Anouzla, a leading Moroccan journalist, and his news website Lakome are under fire for linking to an Al Qaeda propaganda video. Anouzla says it is an excuse to silence a government critic.
The UN registered Lebanon's 1 millionth refugee today. The organization is struggling to keep up, with only 14 percent of its funding needs for 2014 met.
Britain is investigating whether Muslim Brotherhood members planned terror attacks in Egypt from London. After months in exile, Brotherhood leaders have little connection to events on the ground.
Many Palestinians, as well as some Israelis, support President Mahmoud Abbas's refusal to keep talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry going after months of inaction.
Khaled Asakreh was released seven months ago, after 22 years in an Israeli prison. Another batch of veteran Palestinian prisoners is awaiting release as part of John Kerry's peace efforts.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's party triumphed in yesterday's local elections. Within hours, the websites of news outlets linked to a political rival went down.
In 2008, Iran banned all pop music. But a recent female solo performance signals growing freedom in a country where heavy metal musicians have been told to stay seated on stage.