| 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 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 8, 2015
| 1:56 PM
A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said.
The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 3:06 PM
In an eerie replay of even more lethal violence three years ago, an outbreak of soccer-related fighting Sunday evening left at least 22 people dead outside a stadium near the Egyptian capital, authorities said, with the toll expected to rise.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:42 PM
At least 20 people were killed Thursday in militant attacks on numerous army and police locations in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, authorities said.
The attacks, which included mortar rounds fired at the headquarters of the security directorate in the...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:00 AM
In the second harsh verdict this week to arise from a mass tribunal, a Cairo court Wednesday sentenced a prominent rights activist and 229 others to life in prison.
The sentences, which can be appealed, are by far the longest jail terms handed down to...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:06 AM
Egypt’s interior minister, who presided over a police force and other security agencies that have often been accused of brutality and rights violations, lost his job in a Cabinet shuffle on Thursday.
But President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s removal...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:53 PM
Facing sustained international criticism over its human rights record, Egypt on Sunday freed Peter Greste, an Australian correspondent for Al Jazeera, who was one of three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster jailed more than a year ago on...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:35 AM
A Jordanian pilot’s brutal immolation at the hands of the militants of Islamic State drew condemnation from across the Arab world, but the grim outcome of his capture was already testing the will of regional allies taking part in the U.S.-led air...