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  • Italy says 19 boat migrants die, thousands rescued this week

    ROME (Reuters) - Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000 migrants in the...
  • Seven Egyptian men sentenced to life for sex attacks, harassment

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven Egyptian men were jailed for life on Wednesday for attacking and sexually harassing women during rallies and celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The sentences were the longest since the president vowed to crack down on sexual...
  • Wealth gaps lead investors to rethink risk in emerging markets

    LONDON (Reuters) - Middle-class anger at not seeing enough of the fruits of economic growth is growing in developing economies, and that anger is forcing the world's biggest investors to rethink how they rank emerging markets. Political risk has always...
  • Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

    Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a "dirty war" to unseat him. Once written...
  • Syria's Assad assails rebels and their allies as he starts third term

    Syria's Assad assails rebels and their allies as he starts third term
    With global attention turned to crises raging elsewhere in the region, a triumphant and defiant Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a third term as president of war-ravaged Syria. Assad’s address during an elaborate ceremony at the...
  • Egypt renews truce call as Israel intensifies Gaza offensive

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt renewed its call for a truce to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza on Friday and France asked Qatar to use its influence with the Palestinian movement to reach a ceasefire. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri,...
  • Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history

    Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history
    The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday. War and sectarian conflict have shrunk Iraq's...
  • Trudy Rubin: An American's ordeal in Egypt

    This week, Secretary of State John Kerry rightly criticized an Egyptian court's conviction of three international journalists with al-Jazeera English on blatantly fake charges cooked up for political reasons. But Kerry failed to mention the equally...
  • Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president

    Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president
    The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport. But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...
  • Why it's way too soon to give up on the Arab Spring

     Why it's way too soon to give up on the Arab Spring
    Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt's dreary police state. We watched transfixed as a movement first ignited in Tunisia spread from one part of Egypt...
  • Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications

    Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications
    Fallout from the conflict in Iraq has spread to the deserts of North Africa and the shores of the Persian Gulf amid fear of a widening arc of sectarian strife, emboldened Islamist militant movements and a burgeoning exodus of refugees. The Sunni...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign-policy corner

    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...