| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:23 AM
CAIRO -- A senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party was arrested Monday on the eve of a major Muslim holiday, while the family of the organization’s jailed leader issued a defiant statement saying he wouldn't renounce his...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority, which is based in the West Bank, and its archrival Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, are at loggerheads over who is to go on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca this year.
The Palestinian Authority's...
| Jul 23, 2013
In the movie "Animal House," the Deltas are put on trial for their antics. When offered a chance to defend themselves, the best argument the fraternity's president can come up with is, "But sir, Delta Tau Chi has a long tradition of existence to its...
| Aug 26, 2013
— Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We'd have preferred there be a democratic alternative. Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: The country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.
Perhaps the military should have...
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2013
Write about the Middle East, and the nouns — mess, chaos and revolt — will appear in the first sentence. Its inhabitants live with a constant premonition of tragedy, and thus an inability to form a normal, civil society.
As John Dean of...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
CAIRO — The family of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi threatened legal action against the Egyptian military Monday for holding him following his removal from office July 3.
“We will take all legal procedures, locally and...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:40 PM
CAIRO -- At least four people were killed and dozens injured in fresh clashes Friday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, staged rival protests across the nation.
The country’s political divisions flared...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s political divisions seethed Friday as rival rallies between opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi surged through cities, and the army increased pressure on Islamists to abandon a month-long sit-in outside a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:43 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Unusually heavy rains and cold temperatures have forced church organizers to change the location of Pope Francis’s final events this weekend, when he wraps up a busy pilgrimage to the world’s largest Roman Catholic country...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
One of the most beloved comedies on Israeli television today concerns a hapless Arab journalist balancing family, work and an unquenchable desire to blend in with his Jewish peers.
"Arab Labor," whose Hebrew name, "Avoda Aravit," cheekily refers to a...