| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:13 PM
President Obama spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and offered U.S. help in facilitating cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, the White...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
One soldier and seven civilians including a child were killed when militants fired mortar rounds at a military post in the city of El Arish in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai peninsula Sunday, security and medical sources said.
According to a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
To the volley of a 21-gun salute, Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah Sisi, was inaugurated Sunday in a day of triumphal ceremonies, formally assuming leadership of a nation plagued by political turmoil and economic woes.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The introduction of a system for mass surveillance of social media in Egypt has triggered fresh accusations that authorities seek to suppress freedoms, although Interior Ministry officials insist it is primarily designed to fight terrorism.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, has announced the cancellation of his hugely popular political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program).
According to Youssef the show has been pulled due to pressure on...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Top Arab satcaster MBC on Tuesday vowed that Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef will be back on the air in Egypt "soon," though not necessarily with his political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program) which has been pulled amid mounting pressure in a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:05 AM
A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:09 PM
After 12 hearings, an Egyptian court said Monday it would hand down a verdict in one week in the case of three journalists for the English-language service of the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera who have been held for almost six months on terror-...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Mohamed Morsi Hosni Mobarak Egypt presidential election
As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
In a populist gesture, Egypt's new president, Abdel Fattah Sisi, took to the streets Friday to urge fellow Egyptians to save energy by biking.
Sisi, who assumed office on Sunday, participated in an early-morning cycling event on the outskirts of Cairo....