The United States issued a global travel alert, citing an al-Qaida threat that also caused the State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this weekend in the Muslim world.
An international human rights group has warned of a "bloodbath" if Egypt's new leadership uses force to end sit-ins by loyalists of the country's ousted president.
Iranian leaders have often called Israel a ?cancerous tumor? that ?should be wiped from the pages of time.? But on Friday, the country?s incoming president, Hassan Rouhani, struck a more moderate tone, by merely calling the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands ?a sore.?