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  • Paris bloodshed fuels voices among Muslims calling for change in interpreting Islam

    After gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia's top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no acceptable justification. It was a signal from some of the Islamic world's strictest voices that cartoons lampooning...
  • Egypt's leader el-Sissi calls for revolution in interpretation of Islam in face of militancy

    Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a "revolution" in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for hundreds of years, which he said have made the Muslim world a source of "destruction" and pitted it against the...
  • Egypt widens buffer with Gaza Strip with new demolitions

    Egypt has embarked on a significant widening of its buffer zone with the Gaza Strip, amid indications from the provincial governor that the entire border town of Rafah will eventually be razed and relocated. The Egyptian government has expressed...
  • Britain reopens Cairo embassy, ending 9-day security closure

    The British Embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday, nine days after shutting down over security concerns, but officials gave no immediate details about the nature of the threat that prompted the closure. In a statement posted on its website and emailed to...
  • Egypt court upholds 'debauchery' conviction amid anti-gay campaign

    An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld the conviction of eight men convicted last month of "debauchery" amid an increasingly harsh government campaign against homosexuality, though the court reduced the men's three-year prison terms to one year,...
  • Priest, witness say at least 20 Coptic Christians from Egypt kidnapped by gunmen in Libya

    Masked gunmen in central Libya kidnapped 13 Coptic Christians on Saturday after seven were abducted days earlier, said a witness and a priest, in a new wave of assaults against Egypt's Christians working in the war-torn North African nation plagued with...
  • Family of Australian journalist held in Egypt see deportation as best option for freedom

    Brothers of an Australian Al-Jazeera English journalist held in Egypt for more than a year said Friday that their lawyers were focusing on deportation at President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's command as their best option. An Egyptian appeals court on...
  • Egyptian court orders retrial of journalists in Al Jazeera case

    Egypt’s highest court on Thursday ordered a retrial for three journalists who were convicted last year on terror-related charges and given long prison sentences, but did not order the release of the men, who have already spent more than a year...
  • More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya

    More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya
    Even as authorities in Cairo said they were investigating the abduction of seven Egyptian Christians in Libya, reports emerged Saturday of more than a dozen other such kidnappings carried out during the day by suspected Islamic militants. Despite the...
  • Gunmen kill 2 Egyptian policemen guarding Coptic church in city south of Cairo, officials say

    Gunmen opened fire and killed two policemen guarding a Coptic church south of Cairo early on Tuesday, security officials said as the nation's minority Coptic Christians prepared to mark Orthodox Christmas Eve. The attack took place in the provincial...
  • Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals

    Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals
    The flow of crude oil to and from Libya’s two biggest oil terminals slowed to a trickle Monday after fighting between militias intensified in the turbulent North African country’s energy-rich east. Even before the latest outbreak of strife,...