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  • Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes persist despite truce call

    March 13, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel on Thursday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day despite a truce called by the more powerful Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.

    The clashes have been the most intense...

  • BREAKING: Home-made bomb explodes near Israeli embassy in Cairo

    March 11, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    A home-made bomb exploded in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, security sources and the website of state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said.

    Security sources said the explosion targeted a police car parked near the embassy, rather than the embassy itself and did not cause any injuries.

    Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Michael Georgy and Robin Pomeroy

  • Looking at Kiev, through blood and fire

    February 20, 2014 | 10:21 am

    The scenes from Kiev are reminiscent of Cairo in 2011 — or perhaps the Battle of Stalingrad or revolutionary Paris. A ring of burning barricades surrounds the stage on which opposition leaders, European Union parliament members and protesters speak. Images in the news are filled...

  • Grenades fired in Cairo, troops killed near Suez Canal after protesters die

    October 7, 2013 | 9:10 am

    Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired rocket-propelled grenades at a state satellite station in Cairo on Monday, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was gathering pace three months after an army takeover.

    Dozens of supporters of the Muslim...

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  • Arab League ministers to blame Syria’s Assad for chemical attack

    August 28, 2013 | 11:53 am

    Arab League ministers will pass a resolution blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad for last week's chemical weapons attack in Damascus when they meet in Cairo next week, League officials said on Wednesday.

    The states' permanent representatives at the League had already explicitly...

  • Egypt’s bruised Brotherhood fails to show street power

    August 23, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialize on Friday as the movement reels from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
     
    Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of...
  • UPDATE: White House says U.S. has not cut off aid to Egypt

    August 20, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Media reports that suggest the United States has cut off aid to Egypt are not accurate, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday, adding that the Obama administration is still reviewing its options.

    "That review has not concluded and ... published reports to the contrary that...

  • Egyptian Jews: We support military’s fight against ‘terrorism’

    August 20, 2013 | 10:57 am

    When Magda Haroun was out on the streets during the unrest now rocking Egypt’s capital, she saw someone standing over the body of a dead soldier.

    “Not even a Jew would do this,” she heard him say.

    Haroun, the president of the Egyptian Jewish community, doesn’t enjoy hearing...

  • Dozens die in Egyptian bloodbath on Islamists’ ‘Day of Rage’

    August 16, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt on Friday, with around 50 killed in Cairo alone on a "Day of Rage" called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to denounce a crackdown by the army-backed government.

    As automatic gunfire echoed across Cairo, the...

  • Protesters storm Cairo building after bloodbath, U.S. to review Egypt aid

    August 15, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    Supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday, while families tried to identify hundreds of mutilated bodies piled in a Cairo mosque a day after they were shot dead by the security forces.

    Egypt's health ministry says 623...

  • Amid violent clashes, Egypt closes border with Gaza

    August 15, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Egypt closed the border between Sinai and the Gaza Strip as clashes between its government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi continued for a second day.

    The Rafah crossing was closed “indefinitely,” the French news agency AFP reported...

  • Two journalists killed in Cairo violence

    August 14, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    Two journalists were killed in Cairo on Wednesday as Egyptian forces crushed protests by thousands of supporters of the deposed president, shooting scores of people dead.

    Television cameraman Mick Deane, 61, worked for Britain's Sky News. Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, 26, reported for...

  • Muslim Brotherhood says police fired on Cairo march

    August 13, 2013 | 2:08 pm

    The Muslim Brotherhood said on Tuesday that Egyptian policemen dressed in plain clothes opened fire on one of its marches in Cairo, wounding five people in violence that risks worsening political turmoil.

    A security source said seven protesters had been wounded but added that it...

  • Backers, foes of ousted Egypt leader continue to battle in Cairo streets

    August 13, 2013 | 10:37 am

    Supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi battled in the streets of downtown Cairo on Tuesday, showing Egypt remained dangerously split six weeks after the army overthrew him in response to mass unrest against his rule.

    As demonstrators hurled rocks at each other...

  • U.S. senators urge Egypt dialogue, prisoner release

    August 6, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Two senior U.S. senators delivered a strong message on Tuesday to the Egyptian military, saying it should release political prisoners, start a national dialogue and return the Arab nation swiftly to democratic rule.

    Republicans Lindsey Graham and John McCain were sent to Cairo by...

  • No Jews in future Palestinian state, Abbas says

    July 30, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Egyptian journalists that no Israelis, civilians or soldiers, will remain in a future Palestinian state.

    Reuters reported that Abbas made the statements on Monday night in Cairo, where he was meeting with interim Egyptian...

  • At least nine die in Cairo violence, 2 killed in Sinai

    July 23, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    Nine people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday in clashes between opponents and Islamist supporters of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi, state-run media reported, keeping the most populous Arab nation in turmoil.

    The violence broke out before dawn near a Brotherhood protest...

  • Violence overshadows new Egyptian cabinet; seven killed

    July 16, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces, marking a return of violence that overshadowed the naming of an interim cabinet.

    Egyptian authorities rounded up...

  • Police fire tear gas in Cairo, U.S. envoy spurned by parties

    July 15, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.

    Supporters of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected...

  • Egypt welcomes U.S. remarks on Morsi; food stocks dwindle

    July 11, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Egypt's interim rulers welcomed on Thursday remarks from the U.S. State Department describing the rule of toppled leader Mohamed Morsi as undemocratic, read in Cairo as a signal that Washington will not cut off its $1.5 billion in annual aid.

    In a stark illustration of the...

  • WWFD: What Would Figueres Do?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 10, 2013 | 11:21 am

    I spent Egypt’s second revolution in Costa Rica, in the jungle. It’s amazing what the past of one country can teach you about the present of another.

    Our trip didn’t take us to San Jose long enough for us to visit the small but active Jewish community centered there. We landed...

  • New dangers accompany US passports as Egypt erupts

    July 10, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeard on themedialine.org.

    When Brian Dennison was considering where to study Arabic abroad, the 23-year old’s choices were limited.  Yemen?  It has an Al-Qa’ida affiliate that feasts on foreigners.  Syria?  It is enmeshed in a civil war where dodging...

  • At least 51 killed in Egypt, Islamists call for uprising

    July 8, 2013 | 11:49 am

    At least 51 people were killed on Monday when the Egyptian army opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, in the deadliest incident since the elected Islamist leader was toppled by the military five days ago.

    Protesters said shooting started as they performed...

  • Egyptian Army and Islamists in deadly clashes

    July 5, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Egyptian soldiers killed at least three supporters of Mohamed Morsi in Cairo hours after Islamists attacked sites in the Sinai.

    The Morsi supporters were shot while trying to breach the Cairo barracks where the deposed Egyptian president is being held by the army.

    Supporters in...

  • Morsi, army refuse to budge as deadline passes

    July 3, 2013 | 8:59 am

    Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline neared on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

    Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked by demonstrations over Morsi's...

  • Calls to destroy Israel heard at Muslim brotherhood’s Cairo rally

    May 10, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Calls for Israel’s destruction were heard in Cairo at the first anti-Israel rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood since the movement’s candidate was elected president.

    Several hundred participated in the demonstration Friday, chanting “the people want destruction of Israel,”...

  • Billions of locusts hatched in southern Israel

    May 7, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Billions of newly hatched locusts are spreading throughout Israel's South.

    The young locusts identified in the Negev Desert area are the offspring of locust swarms that entered Israel from Egypt in March.

    They are unable to fly and are not yet big enough to cause crop damage,...

  • April 8, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 8, 2013 | 3:07 am

    The US

    Headline: Kerry urges Turkey, Israel to take steps to normalizing ties

    To Read: Leslie Gelb tries to explain why America’s threats towards Teheran are far harsher than its threats towards Pyongyang:

    Administration officials would never admit it, but the main reason...

  • Muslim Brotherhood tweet on Jewish media control apparently aimed at Stewart

    April 3, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood tweeted a message — believed to be directed at "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart — linking to a video alleging that Jews control the U.S. media.

    Max Fisher of the Washington Post wrote on his blog that the link was aimed at Stewart after he devoted a...

  • Israel battling new swarm of locusts

    March 27, 2013 | 11:29 am

    Israel battled a new swarm of locusts that crossed the border from Egypt.

    Crop dusting planes on Monday dropped pesticides on the locusts, which are yellow and preparing to lay eggs. The yellow locusts eat much less than the swarms that have been entering Israel over the last...

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