News and Analysis (6/24/11)

“After first rejecting a measure in support of US military participation in the NATO-led operation, the House went on to defeat a cutoff of funding for US involvement in the Libya war that Republican leaders had considered a sure thing”:

Does a lapse to authoritarianism threaten the Muslim Brotherhood’s professed tolerance?

There is anew freedom in Egyptian media, but criticizing the military is still out of bounds:

As Syria Protesters ‘Shot Outside Mosque’, there is a reversal of the expulsion of Western journalists:

The developers’ “hesitancy on bank branches meshed with the policies of their financial partners, who adhere to the restrictions of Shariah, or Islamic law, including the ban on collecting interest. Restaurants will be able to serve liquor, but retailers whose primary business involves selling alcohol will not be allowed”:

According to the FBI, one of the accused “referred to war crimes charges against five soldiers accused of killing Afghan civilians for sport last year, saying ‘he was not comfortable with letting the legal system deal with these matters'”:

“Amnesty International, which has documented rape inside Iran’s prisons and interviewed victims for a 2010 report, called on Iran to launch an investigation into the recent allegations”:

The latest revelations on Bin Laden indicate that a militant ISI resource was part of his support network and that he sought a name change for al-Qaeda because its record of killing Muslims was giving it a bad reputation:

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