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Can anything new be said about the Ten Commandments? They are the essential moral building blocks of Western society. Even most people outside of the Jewish and Christian faiths recognize the importance of the Ten Commandments.
The Egyptian government has publicly rejected U.S. demands — and President Obama's personal request — for monitors to observe Sunday's parliamentary elections and for adherence to international standards of transparency and fairness.
Egypt's parliamentary elections Sunday have been ushered in by one of the most sweeping campaigns to silence critics since President Hosni Mubarak came to power nearly 30 years ago, with the government seemingly determined to shut out its top rival, the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood.
Sudan's south accused the northern army of carrying out an airstrike on an army base in southern Sudan on Wednesday in an attempt to derail a Jan. 9 referendum on southern independence.
The Middle East peace process is beginning to look like the Theater of the Absurd. Absurdism posits that while meaning may well exist in the universe, human beings are incapable of finding it due to some form of mental limitation. In the Mideast, neither Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu nor the Palestinians' Mahmoud Abbas seems capable of crossing the Rubicon, or embarking on a course of action on which there is no going back.
The Palestinian president warned on Sunday that he would not accept a U.S. proposal for resuming peace talks unless Israel stops building homes for Jews in disputed east Jerusalem.
A prominent Egyptian blogger jailed for four years for writings deemed insulting to Islam and for calling President Hosni Mubarak "a symbol of tyranny" has been released, his brother said Wednesday.
The retired British couple were sailing the world on a 38-foot-yacht that represented most of their life savings when Somali pirates captured them last year, demanding the sort of huge ransom a multimillionaire or a multinational company might bring.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government faces confidence votes in the lower and upper houses of parliament on Dec. 14, Italian media reported Tuesday, citing officials.