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 »

Jul 16, 2013 7:03pm

Egypt’s Interim Government Sworn in After Deadly Clashes

Egypt’s interim cabinet was sworn in today after at least seven people were killed and 261 injured in clashes between supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and police early this morning. According to state-run media, at least 400 people were arrested overnight, but the Muslim… Read More »

Jul 15, 2013 7:53am

U.S. Envoy Arrives in Cairo Amid Fresh Protests

Amid heightened political tension following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi earlier this month, a senior U.S. official has touched down in Cairo to hold high-level talks with Egypt’s military and political leaders. The State Department said Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns “will… Read More »

Jul 14, 2013 10:54am

Video: Syrian Airstrike Hits 12th Century Castle

Video has emerged of a Syrian airstrike hitting one of Syria’s most famous landmarks, Crac des Chevaliers. Opposition activists released footage showing a direct hit on one of the castle’s towers, followed by a massive blast. “This is the destruction caused by MiG airstrike on… Read More »

Jul 13, 2013 3:09pm

Huh? Pentagon Denies U.S. About to ‘Invade’ Egypt

ABC’s Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) and Molly Hunter (@MollyMHunter) report: The Pentagon and U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued surprising denials today after reports in the Egyptian press said that a U.S. task force in the Red Sea was about to “invade Egypt.” Earlier this week, two… Read More »

Jul 13, 2013 11:47am

Iraq Can’t Stop Iran’s Arms Shipments to Syria, FM Says

Iraq does “not have the ability to stop” the transport of weapons from Iran to Syria through its airspace without help, Iraq’s foreign minister said in an interview published Saturday. “We reject and condemn the transfer of weapons through our airspace and we will inform… Read More »

Jul 12, 2013 9:39pm

Egypt’s Islamists Stage ‘Million-Man March’

Tens of thousands of pro-Islamist protesters poured into eastern Cairo Friday night to rally in support of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Answering the Muslim Brotherhood’s call for a “million-man march” on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, protesters held signs reading “Down… Read More »

Jul 12, 2013 9:56am

Tech Giants Cash in During Ramadan

As 1.6 billion Muslims kick off the holy month of Ramadan this week, they’re also spending more time on social media platforms than at any time else during the year. According to The Online Project, a Middle East research agency, residents in the region use social media… Read More »

Jul 10, 2013 2:36pm

Arrest Ordered For Muslim Brotherhood Leader

The crackdown on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood continues just days after 51 people were killed by Egyptian security forces at a protest organized by supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi. On Wednesday, officials confirmed to ABC News that an Egyptian prosecutor ordered the arrest of Brotherhood… Read More »

Jul 10, 2013 1:06pm

Photographer Captures His Own Death On Camera

A photographer filming a protest by members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood may have captured his own death on film. Ahmed Samir Assem, 26, was photographing soldiers on rooftops outside the Egyptian Army’s Republican Guard officers’ club in Cairo Monday, where 51 people were killed in… Read More »