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Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi given quick, secretive burial

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a low-key and un-ceremonial burial in the early hours of Tuesday that stands in stark contrast to other leaders who were mourned by hundreds of thousands of people. When former Presidents Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat died, Egypt’s streets were packed…read more »

US Navy hospital ship begins deployment to help Venezuela refugees

U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released(MIAMI) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is beginning a five-month humanitarian mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America to support medical systems, strained in part, by an increase in Venezuela refugees. It’s the ship’s second deployment of this kind in the last year. Vice President Mike…read more »

Iranians navigate turbulent currency market, uncertain future

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) — Standing in the line at a currency exchange shop on a warm afternoon near Ferdowsi Square in Tehran, Nafas Anvari, 26, waited for her turn to change all her savings into U.S. dollars before the value of the Iranian rial dropped even more. “It was the first thing I knew I had…read more »

Pentagon releases new photos as proof Iran was behind tanker attacks

Department of Defense(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has released new color photos as proof that Iran was behind last week’s attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.The release is part of an ongoing effort by the Trump administration to declassify U.S. intelligence gathered on Thursday when two tankers suffered damage by what the…read more »

US blasts Iran’s ‘nuclear extortion,’ Pompeo plans to meet American military leaders

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Hours after Iran threatened to increase its enrichment levels, the Trump administration called on Tehran not to break its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, despite the U.S. withdrawal from the accord.Iran’s threat comes after mounting economic pressure from the U.S. and heightened tensions between the two countries.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will…read more »

Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi dies

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi died on Monday after collapsing during a court hearing, Egyptian state television reported.Morsi was an Islamist who became Egypt’s first democratically-elected president in 2012. The country’s military ousted him in 2013.Morsi, 67, was being tried on espionage charges in Egypt.He addressed the court Monday before falling…read more »