| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:36 AM
For World Cup fans in Egypt, it’s a dilemma: Many are torn between their love of soccer and an abiding distaste for Israel.
Rather than paying hefty subscriptions to watch the matches on a Qatar-owned sports channel, Egyptian viewers can access...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay.
Egypt’s penal institutions, together...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:22 PM
Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike that killed three people in Gaza.
Charging that Israel had "opened a gateway to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:28 AM
A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The truce between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip held Tuesday for the second day as Egyptians continued to mediate indirect talks aimed at a more lasting cease-fire.
Official information about the talks was scant. Progress was being made but...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, addressing a Cairo court at length for the first time since being driven from office in a popular uprising three and a half years ago, on Wednesday offered up a forceful defense of his nearly three-decade rule and...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Ancient Egyptians may have been concocting complex and effective mixtures to preserve their dead as far back as 4300 BC, new evidence suggests.
That's almost 2,000 years before prehistoric Europeans started work on Stonehenge, and about 1,500 years...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera claiming that the news channel is withholding money they were to receive from the sale of the network they co-founded, Current TV.
Al Jazeera relaunched the network as Al Jazeera America last...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Yes, Nouri al-Maliki stubbornly refused to govern inclusively in Iraq. Yes, the rule of Syria's Assad family has been brutal. And yes, Moammar Gadhafi left Libyans with little in the way of national institutions when he fell. But the pathologies of...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks aimed at extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip began in the Egyptian capital Wednesday, as guns remained silent for a second full day in the war-racked coastal enclave.
Before the three-day truce took effect Tuesday...