| Dec 24, 2013
Egyptians say the mood is different now. Gone is the call of the revolution demanding justice for the brutal torture and killing of a young man and an end to the police abuse his case exemplified. In its place is a weary, national shrug toward brutal...
| Jan 9, 2014
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced this week that she was giving up her campaign to unseat an incumbent U.S. senator in her father's home state of Wyoming. Her campaign had angered many as she had sauntered from her...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
CAIRO — In a showdown that could spark a fresh wave of violence, the Egyptian government announced Wednesday that security forces were preparing to disperse sit-ins by thousands of Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:37 PM
CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three prominent activists to three-year prison terms and heavy fines, in what was seen as the latest worrying sign of the military-backed government's determination to suppress political dissent.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:37 AM
CAIRO -- To many of those who took part in Egypt’s 2011 revolution against Hosni Mubarak, the death of Bassem Mohsen epitomized that era’s dashed hopes.
Mohsen, 25, was shot in the head last week during an anti-government protest in his...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
CAIRO — To many of those who took part in Egypt's 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, the death of Bassem Mohsen epitomizes the revolution's dashed hopes.
Mohsen, 25, was shot in the head last week during an antigovernment protest in his native...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
KERDASA, Egypt — Three times a week without fail, the sound of ancient chants reverberates from the blackened walls of the Church of the Archangel Michael. Once aglow with precious icons and flickering candlelight, the Coptic church outside Cairo...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:49 PM
One of the saddest unintended consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the progressive de-Christianization of the country, home to churches that trace their lineage to the earliest days of the religion. In reporting on Christmas Day bombings...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
We all run across the pill bug in our gardens. At the first sign of danger, the tiny paranoid crustacean suddenly turns into a ball -- in hopes danger will have passed when he unrolls.
That roly-poly bug can serve as a fair symbol of present-day U.S....
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's hard enough making one movie from the belly of a revolution. But two?
"I'm not sure we would recommend doing it this way," Jehane Noujaim, director of the new Egyptian-uprising documentary, "The Square," says dryly.
After filming anti-Hosni...
| Aug 10, 2013
The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients.
Take Egypt. Before 2011,...