- Amnesty International describes the gruesome deaths of three captured medical personnel in Syria.
- UN investigators say the situation in Syria “is dangerously and quickly deteriorating” and that gross violations of human rights, including torture and summary executions, are escalating and being committed by both sides.
- Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi has pledged to honor the peace treaty with Israel, but that has not dampened concern the Islamist leader will try to shift the cornerstone of US policy in the region.
- US lawmakers are expressing hopes and concerns about Egypt as president-elect Morsi prepares to take office.
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