Egypt Is in Trouble, and Not Just from ISIS. Egypt’s situation is reminiscent of the U.S. experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Egyptian forces hold military bases, operate checkpoints, and carry out periodic patrols in armored convoys—but they can’t control much of the countryside (the New Yorker).
A Prince’s Uncertain Fate Deepens Mystery in Saudi Arabia. It has been more than three weeks since Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the most prominent investor in Saudi Arabia, was arrested on a Saturday night as part of the sweeping detention of several dozen elites (the New York Times).
As Myanmar grapples with Rohingya crisis Pope stresses unity in diversity. Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday, stressing the importance of “unity in diversity” but making no mention the Muslim Rohingya who have fled en masse to Bangladesh after a military crackdown (Reuters).
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