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Sep 9, 2011

WASHINGTON POST- World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting, Sep 09, 2011

Democracy rally turns into anti-Israel protest

(Khalil Hamra / AP)

A restrained protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square turned into a raucous one at the Israeli Embassy on Friday, as thousands of protesters who had turned out to object to military rule in Egypt marched on to attack the perimeter of Israel’s diplomatic presence in their country.

Syria protesters mass into the streets

Syria protesters mass into the streets

Protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers in what has become a weekly ritual in the country.

Slain reporter had warned of threats

Slain reporter had warned of threats

Iraqi journalist Hadi al-Mahdi had been publicizing a protest on Facebook scheduled for Friday in Baghdad.

More independent candidates in China

More independent candidates in China

Growing number of hopefuls without Communist Party backing marks a watershed in political evolution.

Abbas vows to push statehood bid

Even if a formula for resuming peace talks arises, the Palestinians would still go to the U.N. and then negotiate with Israel.

Rebels struggle to win over town

Rebels struggle to win over town

Ajaylat was “liberated” by Libyan fighters, but support for Gaddafi and his government run deep here.

Russian region to U.S.: Help us

Russian region to U.S.: Help us

Fed up with dire conditions at a state children’s hospital, Russian parents ask President Obama to take the facility under his care and fix it up.

Stocks plunge after bank resignation

Stocks plunge after bank resignation

A top board member of the European Central Bank unexpectedly resigned in what analysts saw as further evidence of the deep divisions over how to resolve Europe’s debt crisis.

Russia mourns Lokomotiv team

Russia mourns Lokomotiv team

Russia’s troubled air transport industry investigated after jet carrying top hockey team crashes.

House passes 2012 intelligence bill

The House on Friday passed the bill after an unusual bipartisan agreement to remove two provisions that had drawn a veto threat from the White House.

Indian police probe deadly blast

Indian police probe deadly blast

Police detained six men for questioning but are struggling to decipher claims of responsibility from two different groups.

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Powerful explosion outside city’s high court complex leaves at least nine dead.

Gunman fires at several at Nevada restaurant

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Conservative Muslims in Russia

In Dagestan, those disenchanted with Russian government corruption find a growing voice in Islamic fundamentalism.

MSilver Spring surgeon, now an Iraqi politician

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