| Mar 30, 2015
| 1:15 PM
The last time an Arab-led force marshaled armies from across the region against a common enemy –- Israel -- the result was a resounding defeat that would shape the Mideast for decades to come.
Now, nearly 50 years later, Arab states are joining...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 8:44 PM
The tragic terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis last week put Tunisia on the map again, but for the wrong reasons. Although the nation faces serious terrorist threats from the spillover violence in Libya, Islamic State recruitment and Al...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:40 AM
I couldn't believe the letters to the editor condemning the Republicans for sending that letter to Iran.
First, Iran supports terrorists so it's people like President Obama and the Democrats who are negotiating with them that are the traitors. This is...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:10 AM
If it were up to Zahi Hawass, international boots would be on the ground in Iraq, assigned to guard or rescue winged divinities and other relics of ancient Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon that have fallen in harm's way because of the religious fanaticism...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 3:06 PM
In an eerie replay of even more lethal violence three years ago, an outbreak of soccer-related fighting Sunday evening left at least 22 people dead outside a stadium near the Egyptian capital, authorities said, with the toll expected to rise.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam." And...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Reaffirming a judicial practice that has come under strong international criticism, an Egyptian criminal court Monday backed a mass death sentence previously handed down to 183 people accused in a deadly attack on a police post.
Mass tribunals and...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:53 PM
Facing sustained international criticism over its human rights record, Egypt on Sunday freed Peter Greste, an Australian correspondent for Al Jazeera, who was one of three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster jailed more than a year ago on...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 1:56 PM
A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said.
The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:37 PM
I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Widening a 20-month-old campaign against Islamist groups, an Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a terrorist organization.
Hamas denounced the ruling, which appeared a death knell to Egypt’s already-stalled efforts to mediate a long-term...