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The world watches as the deadline for the Syrian government to back down passes.  Naddim Houry of Human Rights Watch shares what he has heard.  Ankara reacts angrily to an incident Monday in which Syrians were shot while seeking refuge in Turkey.  Egyptian voters share their thoughts about the upcoming presidential election, and candidate Ayman Nour speaks out in an exclusive VOA interview.

Middle East Voices

Middle East Voices is a unique social journalism project powered by Voice of America. The site, as a supplement to, is designed to present news, views and conversation to stimulate dialogue and understanding within, without and across man-made borders. On our platform, among other content, you will finds expert insights and community-submitted viewpoints on pressing political, economic, social and religious issues reshaping the Middle East and our world.

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