Aug 15, 2013 7:33pm

Egyptian Protesters Turn Fury on Coptic Christians

The Islamic supporters of Egypt’s ousted president who have been battling the military have turned their rage on members of the country’s Coptic Christian minority, attacking churches, monasteries, schools, Christian owned shops as well as individuals. Churches across the country sustained attacks for a second… Read More »

Aug 14, 2013 2:18am

Live Updates: Hundreds Killed in Egypt After Security Clears Pro-Morsi Camps

Following the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi last month, tens of thousands of his supporters have been camped out near the Raba’a Al Adewaya mosque in eastern Cairo and in Nahda Square in Giza. After threatening to clear the protesters off the streets… Read More »

Aug 13, 2013 3:29pm

Palestinian Prisoners Being Released Include Ax Murderer

JERUSALEM – Hours before direct peace talks are slated to resume in Jerusalem, Israel will release 26 long-time Palestinian prisoners all convicted of involvement in the killings of Israelis. Billing the move as a confidence-building measure as peace talks get off the ground again, Israel… Read More »

Aug 3, 2013 8:15am

Quick Guide: Who’s Protesting in Egypt? And Why?

CAIRO — As Egypt recovers from another night of protests exactly one month after former president Mohamed Morsi was deposed, here’s a guide to who is still protesting: Pro-Morsi Supporters Location: Raba’a Al Adaweya in Cairo and Nahda Square in Giza Supporters of former president… Read More »

Jul 30, 2013 6:00am

Morsi’s Son Says Egyptian ‘Coup Will End Very Soon,’ Father Will Be President Again

CAIRO — The son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told ABC News that “the military coup will end very soon” and his father will be reinstated as president because “the tank cannot lead a civilized country.” “President Morsi has a legitimacy,” Osama Morsi said…. Read More »

Jul 29, 2013 11:20am

Defiant Pro-Morsi Egyptians Ignore Military Threats, Stage Mass Rallies

CAIRO — Supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi remain defiant after the deadliest weekend since Morsi was ousted July 3. Raising the prospect of another bloody confrontation, the Muslim Brotherhood has called for mass rallies this week after the military-backed civilian government threatened to… Read More »

Jul 24, 2013 9:27am

Runaway Yemeni Girl, 11, Says She ‘Would Rather Die’ Than Marry

(Credit: YouTube/Ziad Abdul Jabbar and Binziad TV) In a harrowing video viewed more than 6 million times on YouTube, an 11-year-old Yemeni girl says she ran away from home after her parents threatened to marry her to a much older man. “What ever happened to… Read More »

Jul 18, 2013 12:08pm

Syrian Refugees Demand Answers From Kerry

On a brief visit to a the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan today, Secretary of State Kerry sat down with a small group of Syrian refugees who angrily demanded more help from the U.S. to stop the bloodshed in their homeland. “Where is the… Read More »

Jul 18, 2013 3:46am

Dubai Residents Lose Weight for Gold

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tucks in for another three weeks of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai has announced a weight loss contest for the gulf nation’s heftiest residents. In response to rising levels of obesity, UAE residents can now enter… Read More »

Jul 17, 2013 7:19am

UN Calls Syrian Refugee Crisis Worst Since Rwandan Genocide

Syria has become the world’s worst refugee crisis in more than 20 years, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres said Tuesday, with more than 6,000 people fleeing the country every day. “We have not seen a refugee outflow escalate at such a frightening… Read More »