| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Monday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing pressure for a ceasefire.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:34 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.
The week-old conflict seemed to be at a turning point, with Hamas defying Arab and...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON To understand the reluctance of Hamas to accept a cease-fire plan mediated by Egypt, one needs to look no further than the coverage Egypt's state-owned news media offers of the Israel-Hamas fight over Gaza.
Azza Sami, a writer for the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Hamas cannot beat Israel in an open military confrontation. That's no secret. Hamas knows it as well as anyone.
Why, then, did the Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip insist on taking on Israel with the certainty that it would bring 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....
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Egypt's Interior Ministry will investigate the alleged torture of a detainee at a Cairo police station, local newspapers reported Tuesday amid growing accusations of abuse in Egyptian prisons and detention facilities.
The investigation was prompted by...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:46 AM
An Egyptian court Wednesday handed down yet another multiple death sentence, issuing a capital verdict for a dozen Islamist defendants accused in the death of a senior police officer last year.
The condemned men, held in a caged dock as is the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
A Cairo court on Monday convicted three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in the ruling of a closely watched case discussed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday during his state visit with new...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:34 AM
An Egyptian court Saturday upheld its death sentences for 183 defendants, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, while reversing the convictions of nearly 500 other previously condemned men. The latest verdict can still be appealed to a...