| May 29, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Libya is in the throes of its worst violence since the 2011 revolution, thrusting the country into a new phase of its troubled transition and posing new challenges for the United States.
A retired general, Khalifa Haftar, leading a diverse coalition...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas ("Ladder To Damascus") is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival.
An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Thin and frail, detained Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy said in a jailhouse video posted Thursday that he holds Egyptian authorities responsible if he dies as a result of a hunger strike.
The footage, which appeared on the website of the Qatar-...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Egyptian auteur Mohamed Diab, known internationally for bold sex harassment pic "Cairo 678," is set to delve into his country's political turbulence with drama-action thriller "Clash."
Diab's timely new film is a co-production between Egyptian writer-...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:50 AM
An explosion at an election rally for presidential front-runner Abdel Fattah Sisi injured four people, including two policemen, state media reported Sunday. The candidate was not in attendance.
Sisi, who left the military two months ago to run for...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With Egypt's former defense chief Abdel Fattah Sisi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule.
And it's not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood....
| May 20, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Libyan lawmakers met in hiding Tuesday, two days after forces loyal to a renegade ex-general stormed the parliament building and demanded that the Islamist-dominated body disband.
Onetime general Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against Islamists and...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Four days before Egypt’s presidential election, security forces stormed the offices of a rights group in the coastal city of Alexandria on Thursday and arrested at least eight activists.
The raid on the Egyptian Center for Social and Economic...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:45 AM
CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his car, state media reported.
The attack in a western suburb of Cairo again...
| Apr 6, 2014
Nine months after Egypt's armed forces overthrew the country's democratically elected president, the leader of that coup has announced that he will seek the presidency in elections next month. But even if army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi receives an...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:23 AM
CAIRO — At least 23 people were killed and 31 injured in tribal clashes Friday in the southern Egyptian province of Aswan, according to official media.
The Egyptian army's chief spokesman, Col. Ahmed Ali, said Saturday that military forces had...