| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a retaliatory strike, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against Syria as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons...
| Aug 16, 2013
Last month, Egypt's military forcibly removed the duly elected president Mohamed Morsi from office in a coup. The reasons boiled down to assertions that Morsi was being undemocratic in his policies. Had anyone been thrown in jail without charges? Had...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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We may be in the era of Facebook and fracking. But 2013 is still beginning to look a lot like the cataclysmic century we just left behind.
More people probably died from the wars of the 20th century than from the battles of the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:08 AM
USA Today writer Oren Dorell looks at the Egypt as the leading edge in the Middle East of the secular backlash against Islamic fundamentalists:
The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are...
| Aug 25, 2013
Think the United States is fairing badly in the Middle East? Convinced that our policy is chaotic, confused and contradictory, from North Africa to the Persian Gulf?
Think again. It may not be politically correct to admit it, but when it comes to...
| Jun 28, 2013
As Mohamed Morsi prepares to mark his first anniversary as president Sunday, Egypt is bracing for a fresh wave of protests.
The Tamarod (or Rebel) campaign has reportedly collected more than 15 million signatures demanding Morsi's resignation and an...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
In case you still thought Egypt's coup was leading to democracy, the violent destruction of Muslim Brotherhood protest camps and the appointment of 19 generals as provincial governors — occurring more or less simultaneously — should cure you...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:35 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's political party is facing a massive defeat in an election that local observers say was rigged -- and now faces a familiar problem.
Does his Movement for Democratic Change call...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In less than a week, more than 2,000 prisoners, many of them Islamic militants trained by Al Qaeda, have been broken out of detention in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan in spectacularly violent raids.
The spree of suicide bombings and rocket fire that has...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The constant turmoil in Egypt is taking a toll on everyone there. Since president Mohamed Morsi's ouster July 3, the media has focused on the political scene. But underlying the turmoil is the economy, which in Egypt has been in crisis since Arab Spring...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:17 AM
TUNIS, Tunisia -- A Tunisian nationalist was shot to death at his home Thursday, the second assassination this year of an opposition figure in a country strained by the conflict between Islamist and secular political forces.
Mohammed Brahmi, a member of...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
BEIRUT — The military coup that toppled Egypt’s Islamist president has divided the Middle East between those who see the move as a broadside against pious Muslims and those who view it as a triumph for secular values.
Divisions have also...