Egyptian government officials say U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns visited a Muslim Brotherhood leader in jail. The Deputy chief of the Brotherhood is awaiting trial on charges of ... more 
Egyptian government officials say U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns visited a Muslim Brotherhood leader in jail. The Deputy chief of the Brotherhood is awaiting trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters. The State Department said that it was extending the closing of 19 diplomatic posts in the Middle East and North Africa for the week because of continued fears of an attack by operatives of Al Qaeda and their associates. Dozens of diplomatic missions were closed over the weekend because of what American officials called ?credible? information about possible attacks. More than two years into Syria's civil war, the once highly-centralized authoritarian state has effectively split into three distinct parts, each boasting its own flags, security agencies and judicial system. In each area, religious, ideological and turf power struggles are under way and battle lines tend to ebb and flow, making it impossible to predict exactly what Syria could look like once the combatants lay down their arms less 
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Mon, Aug 5, 2013 6:26 AM EDT