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As tensions in Egypt continue to rise NBC's chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, looks at the events of the past 24 hours and speaks to people on the ground.
KABUL, Aug 18- Afghanistan's landmark oil project has ground to a halt and most Chinese staff have left less than a year after production started because there is still no transit agreement in place to refine the oil, an employee and a government official said on Sunday.
*But punishing Egypt could be counter-productive. PARIS, Aug 15- Having failed to dissuade Egypt's military-dominated rulers from launching a bloody crackdown on supporters of an ousted Islamist president, Western governments are venting condemnation and groping for ways to influence the outcome.
The death toll rises from violent clashes in Egypt between the armed forces and supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi, leading some to warn the country risks sliding into civil war.
Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.
BRASILIA, Aug 12- U.S. hopes of landing a coveted deal worth more than $4 billion to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil have suffered a setback with recent revelations that the United States collected data on Brazilian Internet communications.
BRASILIA, Aug 12- U.S. hopes of clinching a coveted deal worth more than $4 billion to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil have suffered a setback with recent revelations that the United States collected data on Brazilian Internet communications.
LONDON, Aug 7- Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula whose alleged communications with al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri sparked a worldwide terrorism alert, is a veteran of global jihad who has promised the West a fight that will last for generations.
KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 2- With its brisk kidnap industry, dirty politics and robust murder rate, Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi is an unlikely destination for a pair of go-getting financiers fired with the follow-the-money ethos of Wall Street.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday outlined the stark choices facing the Pentagon if it keeps cutting $100 billion in spending annually over the next decade, including shrinking the size of the military, curbing pay and benefits, and reducing weapons programs.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday pledged to cut the Pentagon's overhead by almost $40 billion over the next decade and chart out ways to cut compensation by $50 billion, regardless of the depth of further cuts in military spending.
The U.S. government was pushing for the maximum penalty for the intelligence analyst's leaking of information that included battlefield reports from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Denise Lind on Tuesday found U.S. soldier Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy- the most serious charge he faced for handling over documents to WikiLeaks.
NEW YORK, July 30- U.S. soldier Bradley Manning is just one of a handful of self-described whistleblowers that the U.S. government contends have damaged national security by disclosing classified information.
FORT MEADE, Md., July 30- A military judge is due to announce her verdict on Tuesday in the case of U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who faces life in prison without parole if found guilty of aiding the enemy in releasing 700,000 classified documents, including battlefield reports, to the website WikiLeaks.
FORT MEADE, Md., July 30- U.S. soldier Bradley Manning could learn on Tuesday whether he will face life in prison without parole when a judge renders her verdict on charges that he aided the enemy when he released 700,000 classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.
"The difficult part is did he know that the information was going to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban? To me, that is the linchpin of the case, "said Richard Rosen, a professor of law at the Texas Tech University School of Law and a former military lawyer."
Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who presided over Manning's court-martial in Fort Meade, Maryland and began deliberations on Friday, said she plans to read the verdict at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. They said the short, bespectacled Manning had betrayed the trust his nation put in him when he released documents on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
FORT MEADE, Md., July 26- The U.S. soldier accused of the biggest leak of classified information in the nation's history is a whistleblower, and not a traitor as the government claims, Bradley Manning's defense lawyer said at his court-martial on Friday.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has flagged several expensive failures, including an unwanted $34 million command headquarters.