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    Attacks, rapes and forced conversions to Islam spike for Egypt's Christian women: report

    A new report by the non-profit group International Christian Concern asserts that the risk of Egypt's Christian women being attacked and forced to convert to Islam is higher than it was in 2011.

  • Illustration on three state solution for Israel and Palestine by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    BOLTON: A 'three-state solution' for Middle East peace

    The collapse of President Obama's efforts to force a "negotiated" settlement between Israel and the Palestinians should prompt a thorough rethinking of his administration's entire Middle East strategy.

  • This undated photo released by Israel’s Antiquities Authority shows a scarab seal ring encased in gold, carved with the name of Pharaoh Seti I, who ruled ancient Egypt in the 13th century BC, found at Tel Shadud, an archaeological mound in the Jezreel Valley. Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said Wednesday April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Israel’s Antiquities Authority)

    Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

    Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss his budget and the status of diplomatic hot spots. Lawmakers' questions focused on Russia, Ukraine, Iran and Syria. Kerry, a former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaotic involvement in Ukraine. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    MAY: The Mideast peace process peters out

    Blessed are the peacemakers, but don't confuse peacemakers with peace processors.

  • New play 'Camp David' retraces 1978 peace accord

    Thirty-six years after President Jimmy Carter made peace between Egypt and Israel, "Camp David" is now both history and theater.

  • Egyptians to elect new president in late May

    Egypt's presidential election will be held in late May, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, finally setting dates for the crucial vote widely expected to be won by the country's former military chief who ousted an elected president last year.

  • In this image made from video broadcast on Egypt's State Television, Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks in a nationally televised speech, announcing that he will run for president, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. In a nationally televised speech, el-Sissi said he has resigned from the military. Wearing military fatigues, he said it was the last time he would wear it and that "I give up the uniform to defend the nation" and run in elections expected next month. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

    In Egypt's political vacuum, el-Sissi looms large

    Former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, if he wins Egypt's presidency as is widely expected, will have an overwhelming presence over a shattered political scene. Egypt's once dominant political force, the Muslim Brotherhood, is crushed under a relentless crackdown. Non-Islamist parties are weak and largely acquiescent to his power.

  • Riot police fire tear gas during clashes outside Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Hundreds of largely Islamist university students in a number of universities protested Wednesday against the mass death sentences issued against more than 520 suspected supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in a cursory trial, setting off clashes that left dozens injured. At Cairo University, hundreds of students who attempted to take their protest outside the campus were met with volleys of tear gas from police. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUT

    Egypt army chief says he will run for president

    Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, announced Wednesday that he will run for president in elections expected next month, putting him on an apparent track to lead a nation beleaguered by ongoing turmoil and violence, a broken political order, a dilapidated economy and concerns over the chances for building a democracy.

  • Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a demonstration outside Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Hundreds of largely Islamist university students in a number of universities protested Wednesday against the mass death sentences issued against more than 520 suspected supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in a cursory trial, setting off clashes that left dozens injured. At Cairo University, hundreds of students who attempted to take their protest outside the campus were met with volleys of tear gas from police. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUT

    Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919 Islamists

    Egypt's chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered two trials for a total of 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, pushing ahead with a series of mass tribunals of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi despite international criticism.

  • Egyptian security forces members demonstrate their training during a ceremony in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 23, 2014. Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim observed a parade, feasts and training strategies used by the security forces during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Egypt sentences 529 to death over police attack

    An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced to death 529 people, said to be supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi involved in an attack on a police station that killed a senior police officer, in a mass trial that lasted only two sessions and raised an outcry from rights activists.

  • Egypt military chief reshuffles commanders

    Egypt's military chief ordered a limited reshuffle in military officers Monday, the state news agency reported, replacing the commander in charge of troops in northern Sinai and parts of the Nile Delta where he has been at the forefront of fight against a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants.

  • The Washington Times

    ALLARD: Obama Apache copter policy flies off the handle

    "Guns with us now, sir," the crew chief shouted through the headset, pointing as the Apache attack helicopter swung in smoothly to our right.

  • Secretary of State John F. Kerry says restoration of U.S. military aid to Egypt depends largely Cairo's progress making reforms. (Associated Press)

    John Kerry says any resumption of aid to Egypt would depend on reforms in Cairo

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday that the Obama administration will soon decide on whether to resume military aid to Egypt, including Apache helicopters key to counterterrorism operations in the lawless Sinai Peninsula that abuts Israel.

  • Correction: Egypt-El-Sissi's Run story

    In a story March 8 about Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, The Associated Press reported erroneously how much Egypt spends annually on fuel subsidies. The country spends nearly $20 billion a year, not $2 billion.

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt. A Saudi-owned satellite network said on Saturday, March 8, 2014, that the signal of its Egyptian affiliate deliberately was jammed while it aired the country's top satirical program, Bassem Youssef's show, called "The Program" in Arabic. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

    Network says signal of Egyptian satire show jammed

    The signal of a Saudi-based television network was deliberately jammed while airing the show of Egypt's top satirist, the broadcaster's spokesman said Saturday, the latest disruption to hit the popular program.

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