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France will send 1000 more troops to the Central African Republic as the situation rapidly deteriorates.
General strikes in three Tunisian cities over economic conditions lead to clashes with security forces.
Libyan militia Ansar al-Shariah was forced to flee its headquarters in Benghazi on Monday after engaging in a protracted gun battle with local military.
The Egyptian president signed a law on Sunday that bans protests without police approval. A well-known activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, has since been arrested for calling for protests in violation of the ban.
Egypt expelled the Turkish ambassador after Erdogan’s call for Morsi to be freed. 
500 Turks have reportedly joined Al Qaeda fighters in Syria.
2 Swedish journalists have been kidnapped in Syria.
Children targeted by snipers in Syria.
A new UNHCR report on the Syrian child refugee crisis says that more than 1.1 million children are registered as refugees.
The Syrian government will attend peace talks in Geneva, which are set for January 22.
The Free Syrian Army refuses a ceasefire for the peace talks.
The UN Relief and Works Agency unveiled a photography exhibit in Jerusalem of Palestinian refugees since 1948.
Three alleged Palestinian militants were killed in an Israeli raid in the West Bank.
33 were killed in shootings and bombings across Iraq on Wednesday.
A landmark deal was announced on Sunday morning between world powers and Iran over nuclear weapons. The deal is a six-month plan to freeze the nuclear program and develop a more comprehensive longterm pact. 
Although the loya jirga approved the security deal, President Hamid Karzai is now rejecting their recommendation and insisting on further negotiation. He says he will sign the bilateral agreement if the US concedes to his two demands:  immediate cessation of night raids and restarting peace talks with the Taliban.
NATO to probe an airstrike that killed a two-year-old boy.
Imran Khan’s political party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party is claiming to have blown the cover on the identity of the top CIA officer in Pakistan.
General Raheel Sharif is Pakistan’s new army chief, succeeding Gen. Ashfaq Kayani.
Thousands of Pakistanis protested American drone strikes.
China has declared a new air defense zone in the East China Sea, triggering a territory dispute with the US and Japan. It has sent warplanes to the zone. 
Canada allowed the NSA to conduct surveillance at the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto.
A video animation from The Guardian: NSA surveillance made simple.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince gave a Philadelphia audience a taste of his opinions on the NSA and Benghazi, among other things. 
The Guardian collects stories of relatives who served in WWI. 
The Pentagon releases its Arctic strategy.
Betunia, West Bank. A Palestinian protester sets off a flare as students from Bir Zeit University clash with Israeli security forces. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

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Betunia, West Bank. A Palestinian protester sets off a flare as students from Bir Zeit University clash with Israeli security forces. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

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