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  • Islamic State group claims responsibility for Libya bombings that kill dozens

    Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists' aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the town...
  • Islamic State's horrible healing power in Egypt

    Islamic State's horrible healing power in Egypt
    The horror in Libya could have come from a Hieronymus Bosch painting of hell: 21 knife-wielding figures hacking the heads off 21 young men in orange jumpsuits along the shoreline, blood staining the surf red. But this was no imagined scene — it...
  • Egypt and Qatar squabble anew, this time over Islamic State

    Egypt and Qatar squabble anew, this time over Islamic State
    Egypt’s relationship with the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar, which had seemingly warmed in recent months, has abruptly chilled again over how best to deal with the militants of the Islamic State. Egypt this week sent warplanes to bomb Islamic...
  • Egypt's Sisi visits border with Libya, vows to fight terrorists

    Two days after sending warplanes to hit Islamic State targets in Libya, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi -- a former military chief -- visited troops in the border zone on Wednesday and vowed to fight “terrorist” groups. Egypt has...
  • Facing Islamic State threat, Arab leaders call for lifting Libya arms sanctions

    Facing Islamic State threat, Arab leaders call for lifting Libya arms sanctions
    Arab leaders called Wednesday on the U.N. Security Council to lift arms sanctions against Libya to help its army fight the Islamic State and warned that the militants’ beheading of Egyptian Christians threatened to expand Libya’s civil war...
  • The uses, and abuses, of history in the Middle East conflict

    PARIS -- Egypt has just joined the war against the Islamic State in the Levant (also known as ISIL or, in Arabic, Daesh). Its air force has attacked the jihadist army in retribution for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Copts held in Libya, whom they...
  • Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?

    Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?
    Is it possible that the Middle East has become so unstable that an Arab-Israeli peace deal is no longer unthinkable? — Joe Klein, Time A long line of U.S. presidents and their bone-weary secretaries of state have tried to broker a peace pact...
  • Egypt court upholds 'debauchery' conviction amid anti-gay campaign

    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,...
  • William R. Dorsey III

    William R. Dorsey III
    William R. Dorsey III, a retired maritime attorney who had been chairman of the Semmes, Bowen & Semmes law firm, died of kidney failure Jan. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Ruxton resident was 80. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of William R. Dorsey...
  • Egypt widens buffer with Gaza Strip with new demolitions

    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...
  • Egypt's ban on Jewish festival is a reflection of nation's attitudes

    Egypt's ban on Jewish festival is a reflection of nation's attitudes
    Not so long ago, this time of year would have brought the echo of songs and chants to the winding streets of this somnolent village in Egypt's Nile Delta — joyous celebrations honoring a 19th century Jewish sage. In its heyday, the festival drew...