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  • Egypt fuel prices soar up to 70%, exasperating the public

    The Egyptian government trimmed its energy subsidies Saturday, causing fuel prices to soar and motorists to stew. The cabinet's cuts increased prices Saturday for gas and diesel, in some cases by almost 70%. The action was part of a package of austerity...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire; talks in Cairo to follow

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to a 72-hour "humanitarian cease-fire" in the fighting in Gaza that's to be followed by immediate negotiations on a durable truce, the first sign that diplomacy finally may bring an end to three weeks of...
  • UN accuses Israel of violating international law in Gaza school shelling

    JERUSALEM Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians who'd sought shelter from fighting in a United Nations school and 17 more died in an airstrike on a street market on Wednesday, the Gaza health ministry said, in a day of violence that prompted...
  • Israel's survival depends on destroying Hamas' ability to terrorize

    WASHINGTON Though Israel should never carelessly ignore U.S. pressure, it nevertheless must resist current U.S. efforts to impose a cease-fire on the Israel-Hamas conflict while Israel remains besieged by rockets and tunnels. To be sure, the United...
  • What happens to Hamas-Fatah reconciliation after Gaza conflict?

    RAMALLAH, West Bank Nabil Shaath, an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who's considered the architect of the April agreement that reunited Hamas and Abbas' Fatah movement in a unity Palestinian government, paused as he...
  • Obama and the road not taken

    The Obama administration often denies any responsibility for the current global chaos or claims that it erupted spontaneously. Yet most of the mess was caused by, or made worse by, growing U.S. indifference and paralysis. Over the last five and a half...
  • Egypt's president wishes Al Jazeera journalists had not been tried

    Egypt's president wishes Al Jazeera journalists had not been tried
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi said Sunday that he “wished” three jailed Al Jazeera reporters had not been put on trial, acknowledging for the first time that the case had been damaging to the country’s image. Egyptian-Canadian...
  • Dead Palestinian children in Gaza tell story of impunity

    By the time you read this, who knows how many people will have been killed in Israel's latest onslaught in the Gaza Strip? As I write, some 1,400 mostly civilian Palestinians have been killed, including hundreds of children. Also, 59 Israelis have been...
  • Gaza Strip fighting defies diplomatic solutions big and small

    Diplomats searching for a way to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip have been working on two possible solutions: a bare-bones deal that offers Israel and Hamas little but a halt to fighting, and a more ambitious agreement that would try to meet some of...
  • Mummy mask likely to stay at St. Louis museum after feds give up fight

    ST. LOUIS The U.S. Department of Justice is giving up its fight to reclaim for Egypt a 3,200-year-old mummy mask that disappeared from that country decades ago and later found its way into the collection of the St. Louis Art Museum. "The Department of...
  • CaiRollers: Egypt’s first female roller derby team instills a sense of unity

     
    “Girls in Egypt, in their daily lives, are not expected to be violent or aggressive,” the 22-year-old Egyptian woman said. “They are expected to be good mannered… but in roller derby, it’s a rebellious sport.”...