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Ryan Grim

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Discussing Unlikely Alliance To Oust Syria's Assad | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey and Saudi Arabia, two nations with a long history of rivalry, are in high-level talks with the goal of forming a military allianc...

Jessica Schulberg

White House Lifts Hold On Weapon Sales To Egypt Despite Lack Of Democratic Progress | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama phoned Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with good news: The White House promised to lift a hol...

Lee Kuan Yew and the Middle East

Philip Seib | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Philip Seib

America's interests in the Middle East would be best served not by constant political conflict, even under the guise of "democratic reform," but by something more along Lee Kuan Yew's approach of, in the words of Asia scholar Orville Schell, "authoritarian leadership, constrained by certain Western legal and administrative checks."

Sophia Jones

Parents Of Jailed Australian Journalist Ask Egypt's President To Send Their Son Home | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

ISTANBUL --The parents of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste, who is serving a seven-year sentence in Egypt for what have been widely denounced...

58 Frenetic Hours in Cairo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Cairo under the best of circumstances is frenetic, so 58 hours in the Egyptian capital proved an exhausting undertaking requiring a hardy stamina and lots of patience.

Social Media, Sedition, Sectarianism and Sisi Grip #AMF14

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Saudi cleric says chatting online is haram" (religiously banned in Islam). According to Saudi daily al-Eqitisadiya, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a mem...

Egypt's Sisi Gives Clearest Sign He Will Run For President

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | World

By Michael Georgy CAIRO, March 4 (Reuters) - Egyptian armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El Sisi has sent the clearest sign...

Security Forces Crush Egyptian Demonstrators

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country's furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced ...