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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Egyptian women struggle to fight sexual harassment

    February 28, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Despite its calls for democracy, freedom of speech and revolution against traditional Egyptian society, the current anti-government demonstrations have witnessed one negative phenomenon – an increase in harassment of women.

    Women have been attacked and in some instances raped in...

  • Egypt-Gaza tunnels must be destroyed, Cairo court says

    February 26, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    A Cairo court ruled on Tuesday the government must destroy all tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, removing a route for smuggled weapons but also a lifeline for Palestinians.

    Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood has close ties with the Hamas Islamists that run Gaza, but many...

  • One dead, dozens hurt as police clash with Egypt protesters

    February 1, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    At least one protester was shot dead and dozens wounded on Friday when riot police clashed with demonstrators demanding the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, witnesses said.

    Youths threw petrol bombs and shot fireworks at the outer wall of Morsi's Cairo presidential...

  • Egyptian protesters defy curfew, attack police stations

    January 28, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people.

    At least two men died in overnight...

  • P.A.’s Fayyad calls on Arab countries to honor pledges

    January 14, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called on Arab countries to pay their aid pledges, in order to prevent the end of the PA.

    Fayyad made the call during a meeting Sunday with Arab League members in Cairo, The Associated Press reported.

    Arab countries pledged $100...

  • Cairo-born Israeli lampoons call for Egyptian Jews to return

    January 4, 2013 | 10:04 am

    A Cairo-born Israeli has grabbed headlines in leading Arab media with a letter mocking a top Egyptian official’s call for the return of Egypt’s Jews from Israel.

    Azi Nagar’s letter, which received coverage in Al-Hayat and Aharam, ridicules the call made last week by Essam...

  • Hamas to hold rally in West Bank

    December 10, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority reportedly has allowed Hamas to hold a rally in the West Bank.

    Israel’s Army Radio reported Monday that the apparent conciliatory gesture is the first of its kind since Hamas’ 2007 coup d’etat in Gaza that ended the Palestinian...

  • Despite Morsi changes, Egypt’s opposition protesting draft constitution

    December 10, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Egypt's opposition said it would continue to protest an upcoming referendum on a draft constitution even after President Mohamed Morsi canceled decrees that gave him virtually unlimited power.

    Late Saturday night, Morsi withdrew the decrees that gave him immunity from judicial...

  • Egypt’s opposition protests draft constitution

    December 9, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Egypt's opposition said it would continue to protest an upcoming referendum on a draft constitution even after President Mohammed Morsi cancelled decrees that gave him virtually unlimited power.

    Late Saturday night Morsi withdrew the decrees that gave him immunity from judicial...

  • Egyptian protesters penetrate barrier at Morsi’s palace

    December 7, 2012 | 9:35 am

    Egyptian protesters broke through a barbed wire barricade keeping them from the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday and some climbed onto army tanks and waved flags.

    Up to 10,000 protesters had been penned behind the barrier, guarded by tanks that were deployed on Thursday...

  • Morsi’s decree leaves U.S. in hot seat

    November 29, 2012 | 10:45 am

    [Cairo] As a staunch advocate of democracy, the American administration’s position was brought into question when Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi awarded himself sweeping powers in a game-changing constitutional declaration announced last week.

    The declaration, which rendered the...

  • Egyptians challenge Morsi in nationwide protests

    November 27, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied on Tuesday against President Mohamed Morsi in one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow, accusing the Islamist leader of seeking to impose a new era of autocracy.

    Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths...

  • Israel, Hamas teams in Cairo for more truce talks

    November 26, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Egyptian mediators began separate talks on Monday with Hamas and with Israel to flesh out details of a ceasefire agreed last week that ended eight days of fighting in the Gaza Strip.

    An Egyptian official told Reuters the talks would discuss Palestinian demands for the opening of...

  • Protests after “Pharaoh” Morsi assumes powers in Egypt

    November 23, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday.

    Police fired tear gas near Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni...

  • Hamas leader says Israeli onslaught has failed

    November 21, 2012 | 11:53 am

    The exiled leader of Hamas said on Wednesday that Israel had failed in its "adventure" when it launched attacks on Gaza and and accepted truce terms.

    "It failed, praise be to God," Khaled Meshaal told a news conference in Cairo, adding that Israel had "failed in its adventure".

    He was speaking after Egypt announced a truce between the two sides.

  • Clinton meets Netanyahu to seek Gaza truce

    November 20, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday and pledged to work for a truce in the Gaza Strip "in the days ahead."

    As the two began late-night talks in Jerusalem, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes continued....

  • Clinton heading to Israel for cease-fire talks

    November 20, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to Israel to discuss plans for a cease-fire.

    Clinton, one of several world leaders who will arrive or have already arrived in Israel to press for a cease-fire, reportedly is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Prime Minister...

  • Israel says it prefers diplomacy but is ready to invade Gaza

    November 19, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Israel bombed dozens more targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and said that, while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire.

    Egypt said a deal for a truce could be close, though by...

  • Islamic Jihad leaders killed in strike, Hamas’ Maashal shuns stop to bombings

    November 19, 2012 | 8:11 am

    As Hamas' leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, brushed off a halt to bombings, Israeli airstrikes hit a Gaza media center and killed several leaders of Islamic Jihad.

    The Israel Air Force's strike Monday evening -- the second on the center in two days -- killed Ramaz Harab, a top...

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