| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
TEL AVIV - In an apparent bid to distance itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and appease its powerful neighbors, Qatar on Monday announced plans for a new television station to serve as a counterweight to its homegrown powerhouse Al Jazeera.
| May 6, 2014
| 1:52 AM
The Muslim Brotherhood can look for no handouts from Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man expected to be Egypt’s next president. Nor, apparently, can secular opponents of the government.
In the first televised question-and-answer session of his campaign,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The Obama administration often denies any responsibility for the current global chaos or claims that it erupted spontaneously. Yet most of the mess was caused by, or made worse by, growing U.S. indifference and paralysis.
Over the last five and a half...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has set his sights on a new enemy: the television network Al Jazeera.
As Israel enters its third week of a bloody confrontation with Hamas in Gaza, Lieberman on July 21 called the Qatari network a crucial...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Palestinian militants fired more than 140 rockets from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to an Israeli-endorsed cease-fire, pressing on with a fight that has already cost the lives of nearly 200 Gaza residents in Israeli airstrikes on the densely...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:30 AM
It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:36 PM
GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza fighting with Israel, a move that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.
With Israeli and U.S. encouragement,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:26 PM
As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at...