A Jordanian state security court on Wednesday threw out terrorism charges against radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, a onetime confidant of Osama bin Laden who had lately emerged as a critic of the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State.
It was a telling contrast: a high-profile shout-out Tuesday from President Obama to Arab allies who joined in U.S.-led airstrikes against Sunni Muslim militants in Syria – coupled with cautious, distancing and sometimes belated statements from the Arab states involved.
Four weeks after reaching a truce that halted a ruinous 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and the Palestinians are set to resume indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday, still seemingly mired in the same disagreements that helped trigger the fighting in the first place.
A peace agreement signed in Yemen on Sunday offered hope for a resolution to a spate of sectarian violence that has killed more than 140 people and reportedly led to the resignation of the country’s prime minister.
A bomb blast outside Egypt’s Foreign Ministry killed at least two high-ranking police officers Sunday, breaking a nearly three-month lull in major attacks in the Egyptian capital.
Six policemen were killed Tuesday when a bomb blast tore through their armored vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said. It was the second such deadly attack this month.
The seaside hotel that serves as the last redoubt of Libya's internationally recognized government is named Dar al-Salam, or House of Peace. But beyond the confines of this modest port city nearly a thousand miles from the capital, this country teeters on the brink of civil war.
At least seven officials and clerics associated with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are leaving Qatar, members of the group said Saturday, in a move that could mark an easing of a bitter regional quarrel over the Persian Gulf monarchy’s sheltering of fugitive figures from the Islamist...