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  • Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

    As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight...
  • Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

    Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels
    The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign,...
  • Air Force veteran tried to join Islamic State, indictment says

    An Air Force veteran and former mechanic for a major U.S. airline was indicted this week on charges that he traveled overseas and attempted to fight alongside Islamic State militants in the Middle East, federal investigators said Tuesday. Tairod...
  • Zahi Hawass urges military action to save Iraq's ancient sites

    Zahi Hawass urges military action to save Iraq's ancient sites
    If it were up to Zahi Hawass, international boots would be on the ground in Iraq, assigned to guard or rescue winged divinities and other relics of ancient Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon that have fallen in harm's way because of the religious fanaticism...
  • Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil

    Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil
    Egypt on Friday opened an international investors’ conference that it hopes will drum up billions of dollars in business and help revive an economy that has been in dire straits for the last four years of political turmoil. Heavy security...
  • Dreams of Mideast peace shouldn't cloud the harsh reality

    To the editor: Israeli novelist Amos Oz is a dreamer, which as a writer of fiction is his job. He's not a leader. Leaders have to tend with reality. ("For its survival, Israel must abandon the one-state option," op-ed, March 7) Oz ignores a few...
  • Libya names onetime rogue general as army chief of staff

    Libya names onetime rogue general as army chief of staff
    As word emerged Monday of a gruesome new round of Islamic State beheadings, Libya’s internationally recognized government installed a onetime rogue anti-Islamist general as army chief. Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has emerged as a divisive figure...
  • Hans G. Goedicke

    Hans G. Goedicke
    Hans G. Goedicke, a renowned Egyptologist who had been chairman of the Johns Hopkins University's department of Near Eastern studies, died of cancer Feb. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 88. "He had retired...
  • Islamic State beheads Egyptian Christians in Libya; U.S. condemns killings

    Islamic State beheads Egyptian Christians in Libya; U.S. condemns killings
    For weeks, their families had hoped and prayed. On Sunday, their worst fears were realized. A grisly video surfaced Sunday night on YouTube and militant social media that appeared to show the beheadings of a group of Egyptian Christians seized by...
  • Video purportedly shows Islamic State beheading Christians in Libya

    A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls about...
  • Al-Jazeera journalists freed from prison in Egypt

    Al-Jazeera journalists freed from prison in Egypt
    Two Al-Jazeera English journalists were released from an Egyptian prison on Friday, after spending more than a year behind bars on terror-related charges in a case denounced as a sham by rights groups and the international community. The two —...