| 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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:42 PM
At least 20 people were killed Thursday in militant attacks on numerous army and police locations in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, authorities said.
The attacks, which included mortar rounds fired at the headquarters of the security directorate in the...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:15 PM
Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo.
The deadliest violence Sunday took...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Not so long ago, this time of year would have brought the echo of songs and chants to the winding streets of this somnolent village in Egypt's Nile Delta — joyous celebrations honoring a 19th century Jewish sage.
In its heyday, the festival drew...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Western civilization's creed is free thought and expression, the lubricant of everything from democracy to human rights.
Even a simpleton in the West accepts that protecting free expression is not the easy task of ensuring the right to read Homer's...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:05 AM
Egypt’s highest court on Tuesday set aside the sole conviction remaining against former President Hosni Mubarak and ordered a retrial for him on embezzlement charges, setting the stage for the onetime dictator to potentially soon walk free.
| Jan 1, 2015
| 2:31 AM
Egypt’s highest court on Thursday ordered a retrial for three journalists who were convicted last year on terror-related charges and given long prison sentences, but did not order the release of the men, who have already spent more than a year...