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 sanctuary to the likes of the Taliban and...
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.
Usually, when Israel and the Palestinians come to blows, the conflict is precipitated by some physical action: rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, an angry dispute over a holy site, Palestinian youths dead at the hands of Israeli forces.
Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for planning and financing last week’s massacre at a satirical magazine in Paris. The assertion came as U.S. intelligence agencies' ability to track the group has been hobbled by civil unrest in the Arab nation and its...
Executions of captives by the Sunni Muslim militants of the Islamic State have become grimly commonplace, but on Tuesday a newly-surfaced video featured a horrifying twist: the use of a child executioner.
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.
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men on charges of “debauchery” -- a term commonly used here as code for homosexual acts -- but only after they had endured public humiliation, weeks in jail and, in at least three cases, apparent sexual assault while in custody.
Egypt has embarked on a significant widening of its buffer zone with the Gaza Strip, amid indications from the provincial governor that the entire border town of Rafah will eventually be razed and relocated.