| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In remarks that could presage a fresh crackdown on Islamist opponents of the Egyptian government, President Abdel Fattah Sisi vowed Saturday to punish those responsible for attacks that killed 31 soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced nearly two dozen secular activists to three-year prison terms for violating a law that essentially bans street protests.
The 23 who were sentenced in...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
To the editor: Brian Michael Jenkins stretches credulity by comparing President Obama to Roman general Fabius Maximus. ("Is Obama a modern-day Quintus Fabius Maximus?," Op-Ed, Oct. 22)
Obama's continuing problems with foreign policy do not simply rest...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:52 PM
To the editor: Yes, Egypt is an important ally and deserves some financial support. But Ahmed H. Zewail's attempt to minimize Egypt's human rights problems is not persuasive. ("Don't cut aid to Egypt: The hopeful case for supporting Egyptian President...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Is it any wonder that an overwhelming majority of Americans of all backgrounds continue to support Israel until a more constructive and positive Palestinian Arab leadership emerges to accept the olive branch of peace offered on numerous occasions?...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrated his recent return from the U.S. by imprisoning prominent opposition blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Historically, Washington's renewed pledges of massive military aid have...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:41 PM
France is ready to wage airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia will open its bases to train Syrian opposition fighters. Most Middle East and Persian Gulf states have pledged to support a common stand against terrorism and...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:05 AM
As the Obama administration tries to recover from three years of naive ideological spin that Islamic radicals had been crushed, it is time to reassess what our world view should be.
After 1492, Europeans rushed to conquer the under developed world,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.
A quite different French version sought...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Who are we at war with in the Middle East?
At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:05 AM
The four men knelt in the sand, hands bound and heads bowed. And in what has become a grisly Middle Eastern trope, a video camera's merciless eye recorded their scripted confessions — swiftly followed by their beheadings.
At least nine such...