| Mar 27, 2015
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:36 PM
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,...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:59 PM
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.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:10 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:11 AM
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.
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 9:24 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:49 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 8:11 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:03 AM
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 —...