| Jun 24, 2014
After meeting with Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry said he had raised human rights concerns and that the new Egyptian president "gave me a very strong sense of his commitment" to reconsider the government's...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Five crude devices exploded during Wednesday morning rush hour at sites across Cairo, injuring at least six people, state television reported.
The apparently coordinated blasts were the first to rattle the capital since President Abdel Fattah Sisi,...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Egypt’s military on Saturday pressed ahead with promotion of a fanciful device it claims can diagnose and cure AIDS and hepatitis, announcing that it would be tested in the next six months on larger numbers of patients in army hospitals.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:41 AM
A series of bomb blasts near Egypt’s presidential palace killed two senior police officials and injured 10 other people on Monday, officials and media reports said, two days after another deadly explosion struck the capital.
The three bombings...
| 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 1, 2014
| 4:38 AM
To the surprise of almost no one, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday, with his ruling Justice and Development Party announcing that he would be its candidate.
Erdogan is widely expected to win...
| 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...
| 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 14, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Fallout from the conflict in Iraq has spread to the deserts of North Africa and the shores of the Persian Gulf amid fear of a widening arc of sectarian strife, emboldened Islamist militant movements and a burgeoning exodus of refugees.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport.
But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...