| Sep 2, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation’s rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:50 PM
CAIRO -- Two senior Republican senators visiting Egypt on Tuesday urged the military-backed government to release jailed Muslim Brotherhood leaders and defuse political tensions between Islamists and the nation’s largely secular security forces....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Sequestration is not the best time to be doling out foreign aid, surely the most unpopular item in the federal budget. Especially when the recipient is President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt.
Morsi is intent on getting the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman (the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Let us cut to the chase: What happened in Egypt this past week was a brazen power grab by the military. Call it a coup, a putsch or an overthrow of a legitimately elected president: It is certainly a dangerous precedent that must be condemned.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Brazil: Nearly 100 cities continued to see mass protests in the streets and at airports during the Confederations Cup, which began June 15. Some estimates put the number of demonstrators at more than 1 million, adding to the crowds attending the games....
| Aug 22, 2013
Prominent commentators, including Leslie Gelb, John Bolton and Bret Stephens, are counseling the Obama administration to swallow its qualms about the military coup in Cairo and embrace the generals as the best alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. This...
| Aug 27, 2013
The events in Egypt are causing a great deal of moral and intellectual confusion in Western circles, preoccupied as they are with the concept of democracy (after all, ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was elected). Populist sentimentality abounds....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 8:14 PM
CAIRO — In a political reversal to calm weeks of unrest, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi early Sunday rescinded much of last month’s decree that expanded his powers and exposed a dangerous divide between the nation’s Islamists and the...
| Aug 15, 2013
When the Egyptian military overthrew Mohamed Morsi in July, little more than a year after he was elected president, it insisted that it was acting as a guardian of democracy and political pluralism. Whatever credibility that claim may have had at the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
CAIRO -- A top U.S. diplomat met with Egypt’s interim leader Monday in the first high-level talks between the nations since a military coup ousted the Islamist former president.
The meeting between Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:06 PM
JERUSALEM – An Israeli drone strike in the Sinai Peninsula -- carried out in coordination with Egypt’s military -- killed five suspected Islamic militants and destroyed their rocket launcher, Egyptian security officials told Palestinian...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures
Wednesday, June 26 -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...