Egypt’s Mubarak may be freed | Reuters.

Originally posted on Hans Thoolen on Human Rights Defenders:
Joseph DeCaro of Worthy Christian News reports on 19 August 2013 how human rights defenders could play a role in preventing the escalation of religious conflict in Pakistan: Last week in Faisalabad, Christian and Muslim activists laid down guidelines for the creation of a new interfaith network…

As Islamist rebels rise in Syria, liberal activists take a step back – The Washington Post.

General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said he will no longer “restrain” his forces from confronting “attackers who want to destroy Egypt”. He is acting with an iron fist because he knows the US military aid isn’t yet in danger because of the strategic relevance his army has for Israel’s security.