| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service.
The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Last week: This week we remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and we do our best to honor the victims of that horrible day and all the people and families that were affected. It will also be interesting to look at how different media cover the story...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
CAIRO - An Egyptian judge Saturday threw out a legal complaint against Nobel laureate and prominent former diplomat Mohamed El Baradei, who had been accused of breaching the public trust for quitting as vice president to protest a violent crackdown on the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:49 AM
CAIRO — In these turbulent days, Egypt is a political satirist’s paradise — or minefield. Bassem Youssef is about to find out which.
The country’s most popular comedian, whose cause was championed by Jon Stewart when Youssef&...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:25 AM
CAIRO--In an unusual signal of willingness to hold security forces accountable for abuses, an Egyptian prosecutor ordered the arrests of four police officers in connection with the deaths of more than three dozen Muslim Brotherhood detainees more than two...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:59 PM
CAIRO — It was nearly 9 p.m., but the Church of the Virgin Mary, the heart of the Christian community in a ramshackle neighborhood on Cairo's outskirts, was alive with activity. One elaborate Coptic wedding ritual was ending, and another was soon to...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:42 PM
From Associated Press RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Gaza's tunnel smugglers along the border with Egypt are mostly idle these days. Some rest on cots in the dank underground pathways, stretching out for a smoke. Others pass the time cleaning the small...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:00 AM
CAIRO -- Gunmen opened fire on wedding celebrants outside a Coptic Christian church late Sunday, killing at least three people, including a young girl and the mother of the groom. About a dozen others were injured, officials and state media said.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:42 AM
CAIRO -- A drive-by shooting outside a Coptic Christian church that left four people dead, including an 8-year-old girl, drew denunciations Monday from figures across Egypt’s religious and political spectrum.
Gunmen on motorbikes opened fire...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CAIRO — It could have been a story of reconciliation and redemption, inspired by a long-ago act of courage and kindness. Instead, it turned into an illustration of the stark realities of the modern-day Middle East.
Yad Vashem, Israel’s...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:43 AM
CAIRO — In the latest of an intensifying pattern of attacks in and near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, a powerful car bomb exploded Saturday outside a military intelligence compound, injuring six soldiers, the Egyptian military said.