Apr 21, 2015

Ousted Egypt president Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader. The Cairo Criminal Court issued the verdict ...

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

Apr 20, 2015

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

The United States on Sunday condemned the “brutal mass murder” of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya after a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showed their execution. The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions ...

Yemen airstrikes very successful, Saudi ambassador tells U.S.

Apr 16, 2015

Yemen airstrikes very successful, Saudi ambassador tells U.S.

A Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen has been “very successful” and gone “beyond its goals,” Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. In the past three weeks, the campaign “has been able to degrade and destroy much of the ...

Bombings linked to Islamic State ally kill at least 12 in Egypt's Sinai

Apr 13, 2015

Bombings linked to Islamic State ally kill at least 12 in Egypt's Sinai

Two bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday killed at least 12 people, including six soldiers and five policemen, officials said. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has pledged allegiance to the extremist Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for both attacks. ...

Apr 12, 2015

Egyptian court sentences U.S.-Egyptian citizen to life in prison

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was ...

Egypt rakes billions in Gulf aid, giving boost to el-Sissi

Mar 14, 2015

Egypt rakes billions in Gulf aid, giving boost to el-Sissi

Egypt raked in promises of more than $12 billion in investment and aid from its Gulf Arab allies on Friday, kicking off an international conference aimed at rescuing the country’s gutted economy and giving a political boost to its soldier-turned-president. The three-day gathering in ...