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Blair, Gaza And All That Gas

David Hearst | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
David Hearst

Of all the bizarre encounters the Palestinian conflict has generated, Tony Blair's four meetings in Doha with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader must surely rank as one of the oddest.

Islamic State Claims Cairo Courthouse Bomb Which Wounded 30

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate said it was behind a car bombing that wounded 30 people, including 8 policemen, near a stat...

ISIS In Sinai Threatens To Behead Croatian Hostage In 48 Hours

Associated Press | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

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Egypt Militants Set Navy Vessel On Fire

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

  CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian navy vessel was targeted on Thursday by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, who claimed they des...

Egypt Enforces Tough Media Restrictions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One can't blame journalists in Egypt for being confused about what they can (and can't) cover and what language to use in their reports, given the widening chasm between authorities and countless news organizations.

Despite Attacks, Egypt's Sisi Still on Top

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

Full-scale conflict in Sinai has witnessed increasing levels of effectiveness and sophistication by insurgents claiming loyalty to Islamic State.

Morsi Sentencing Reignites Muslim Brotherhood Militancy

Daniel Nisman | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Daniel Nisman

The May 16-17 weekend proved to be among the most controversial periods in President Sisi's nearly two-year rule, with Egypt's Mubarak era-judiciary issuing three highly symbolic decisions against the country's various opposition groups.

Militants Attack Sinai Checkpoints, 18 Dead

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Islamic militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Egypt's northern Sinai on Thursday, hitting a military checkpoint and killing 15 soldi...

A Message From the People of Egypt's South Sinai

Egyptian Streets | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
Egyptian Streets

The more the name of Sinai can be reclaimed and coupled with positive associations and the more things might begin to change for its local Bedouin communities, whose livelihoods and name have suffered through misinformed narratives about the Sinai for too long.

Bridging Jewish Generations

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Millennial Jews are not joining synagogues at the same rate as their parents and certainly not at the same rate as their grandparents. Many Jewish leaders are struggling to understand this new generation, which will have a profound impact on the future of Jewish life in America.

Why Has Sisi's Offer to Abbas Gotten So Little Attention?

Lilac Sigan | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Some might think that Hamas is very busy with the post-battle reconstruction of Gaza these days. Regretfully, most signs imply otherwise. Hamas is alr...

Officials: Egypt Bombing Kills 11 Police Officers

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 poli...

Bodies in the Desert

Tsega Gebreyesus | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Tsega Gebreyesus

Since gaining independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Eritrea has been led by an increasingly authoritarian regime with a zero-tolerance policy to opposition.

Uniting 'Round the Mountain

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

The importance of each individual is certainly something that we are all aware of. We saw at the outset of the book of Numbers that God loves each individual and views our very existence as an opportunity to demonstrate that love.

The World According to General El-Sisi

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

Egyptian security, stability, terrorism, and future relations with the United States and Israel were among the issues Egypt's presidential frontrunner candidate field Marshal Abdel Fatah El- Sisi revealed in series of media interviews.

Preparing for Sinai: Uniting Earth and Heaven, Words and Wheat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

From the evening of Tuesday June 3 through the evening of June 5, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, which in most of Jewish life today is focused on the revelation and acceptance of Torah at Mount Sinai.

Egypt's Three-Headed Terrorism Threat

Daniel Nisman | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

A refusal by both Egypt and the international community to change course in the fight against terrorism is to play right into the hands of jihadists, who seek to prolong the insurgency and prevent the government from focusing on rebuilding a country battered by three years of political upheaval.

Is Egypt Out to Topple Hamas?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

The Egyptian military's reasoning behind the tunnel and border closures is simple: Hamas and other militants in the Gaza Strip are assisting supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in waging a campaign of terrorism against the state.

Insurgents Ambush Army Convoy In Sinai

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt -- EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Insurgents ambushed an army convoy in northern Sinai early Tuesday killing a soldier and a civilian, the l...

Egyptian Army Launches Massive Sweep Of Militant Hideouts In Sinai

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian army troops backed by helicopter gunships attacked suspected hideouts of Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula on ...

Egyptian Army Sweeps Through Sinai

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian troops and tanks backed by helicopter gunships swept through villages in the northern Sinai Peninsula near the border...

Army Helicopters Strike Militant Bases In Sinai

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian doctor once close to Osama bin Laden is bringing together multiple al-Qaida-inspired militant groups in Egypt's Sinai to fight th...

Sinai Violence On The Rise Despite Overall Lull In Egypt

AP | TONY G. GABRIEL | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces said they arrested Saturday a top wanted militant in the Sinai Peninsula, while authorities reported a failed a...

Police Officer Shot Dead In Egypt

AP | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen have killed a police officer in the country's restive Sinai peninsula. In a statement Saturday, the ...

Disengage in Egypt: Take Neither Side as the Country Collapses into Violence

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally