What’s Happening, Around the Web and World

  • The UN reports that over 60,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war. (Reuters, Haaretz)
  • Elliott Abrams discusses the deterioration of press freedoms on Egypt under Mohamed Morsi. (CFR)
  • Iran claims it captured two US drones, in summer 2011 and November 2012, in addition to four others already reported. (AP)
  • Danielle Pletka discusses how the GOP can “reclaim its traditional place as the United States’ leading voice on national security” in “Think Again: The Republican Party.” (Foreign Policy)
  • Seleka rebels have halted their advance on Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, and have agreed to enter peace talks. (NYT)
  • Iraqi Shiite leader Moktada al-Sadr has encouraged new protests against Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. (NYT)
  • Anuradha Roy writes on how India’s ruling elites regularly ignore crimes committed against women. (The Daily Beast)

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