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Clinton voices concern over Egypt violence

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced “deep concern” about deadly weekend violence that killed 25 people in Egypt, mainly Coptic Christians. Clinton phoned top Egyptian diplomat Mohamed Kamel Amr to convey “the need for the Egyptian government to ensure that the fundamental rights of all Egyptians are…

Syria ‘will be better off’ without Assad: White House

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost his legitimacy and his people “will be better off without him,” the White House said Monday after deadly weekend violence. US President Barack Obama “has no doubt the Syrian people will be better off without him,” spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, reiterating that the…