| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:31 AM
CAIRO -- Generators hummed, laundry billowed, men fortified barricades, and boys -- one with a gas mask dangling from his neck -- played soccer amid escalating calls by security forces to break up the sit-in at the Rabaa al Adawiya mosque.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:43 PM
BEIRUT -- The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting in New York on Wednesday afternoon to discuss allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The announcement came amid mounting calls for a...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Pressure is building on British authorities to explain the use of anti-terrorism legislation to detain the partner of an American journalist who published information about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
| Jul 31, 2013
CAIRO -- The unrest that has shaken Egypt for more than a month has generated a war of images seeking to lay the blame for hundreds of deaths on an unchecked general, a toppled Islamist leader and legions of young men firing homemade guns and hurling...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
CAIRO -- The passions fueling Egypt's political turbulence arose directly from the "Arab Spring" of 2011, but they have deeper roots in a decades-long struggle over the nation's identity between two authoritarian forces -- Islamists and a secular military...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:40 PM
CAIRO -- At least four people were killed and dozens injured in fresh clashes Friday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, staged rival protests across the nation.
The country’s political divisions flared...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Is Secretary of State John F. Kerry a hypocrite? That was the implication of a story in the British newspaper the Independent. Here’s the breathless lead:
“Pictures have emerged showing the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dining with...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:46 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel braced for rockets and got a diplomatic bombshell instead.
The Obama administration’s surprise decision to delay a U.S. strike against Syria to allow for congressional debate left anxious Israelis relieved Sunday that...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
CAIRO -- Egyptian prosecutors Sunday ordered deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to stand trial on murder-related charges, stepping up the military-backed government’s purge of the Muslim Brotherhood amid weeks of unrest that have deeply...
| Aug 31, 2013
Re "The limits of democracy," Opinion, Aug. 27
Tsvi Bisk castigates those "preoccupied" with the concept of democracy in Egypt. His analysis is based on three mistaken assumptions.
First, Bisk says we should focus on "constitutionalism" rather than...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s political divisions seethed Friday as rival rallies between opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi surged through cities, and the army increased pressure on Islamists to abandon a month-long sit-in outside a...