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  1. Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

    Egypt’s military-supported interim government has announced that the Muslim Brotherhood shall henceforth be considered a terrorist organization. Egyptian authorities blamed the brotherhood for the suicide bombing of a police station in Mansoura, where 16 died and more than 100 others were injured. The announcement is the most recent in a series of escalating measures over the past seven months targeting the Brotherhood, whose leader, Mohamed Morsi, won the country’s presidential election in June 2012. Morsi is now on trial, and Egypt’s political forecast for 2014 looks cloudy.

    Sources: NYT, The Guardian, Washington Post

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