As U.S.-authored peace talks with Israeli negotiators appear likely to fail, Palestinian leaders believe international diplomatic pressure on Israel, including economic boycotts, present the best chance for peace
Twenty journalists accused of helping Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood returned to court for the second day of their trial on charges of spreading disinformation and abetting terrorists
Relationships sour over support for Islamists
(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain say they have recalled their ambassadors from the Gulf nation of Qatar over its alleged breach of a regional security deal.
The unprecedented move by the three states was announced on Wednesday in a joint statement on state media.
It’s the clearest …
(BAGHDAD) — A series of car bombs hit commercial areas and marketplaces in mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials said.
The bombings were the latest in a campaign by Sunni militants seeking to undermine the Shiite-led government’s efforts to maintain security across the country less than …
The Islamist group’s marginalization could help the more moderate Fatah faction
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says he “can’t turn his back” if Egyptians want him to run for president
(CAIRO) — A Cairo court has ruled to ban activities by the Palestinian militant Hamas group in Egypt, branding it a terrorist organization.
The court also ordered that Hamas offices in the country be shut down and all dealings with the group suspended.
Egypt’s relations with Hamas have sharply deteriorated since the military …
If true, it would be the first reported case of Americans fighting for Assad
Statistics revealed hours before Netanyahu and Obama meet to discuss peace process
Cairo’s best-known exorcist may be Christian, but his weekly exorcisms provide an unusual space for interfaith cooperation
The President warns of Israel’s “aggressive settlement construction over the last couple of years”
(JERUSALEM) — Israel‘s prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday for a high-stakes meeting with President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians.
Benjamin Netanyahu‘s defiant tone set the stage …