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Palm Sunday bombings are the latest in a string of attacks against Egypt's Christians
Egyptian Christians , who endured two deadly church bombings on Palm Sunday for which ISIS claimed credit, have long been targeted for attacks in the Arab world's most populous country. Egypt's Christian minority make up about 10 percent of the country's population, according to a recent estimate
Obama Leaves Mixed Legacy in Middle East 8 Years After Cairo Speech Gave Region Hope
Mohsen Kamal still remembers how hopeful he was hearing President Barack Obama’s address to the Muslim world eight years ago. But as Obama leaves office, some of those who heard those words said his legacy in the Middle East hasn’t lived up to his promises. “We felt this was a historical moment
EgyptAir Flight Crash Adds 'Nails in the Coffin' for Egyptian Tourism, Travel Expert Says
The crash of an EgyptAir jet this week is another blow to Egypt's beleaguered tourism industry, which is still recovering from the effects of previous tragedy. Officials have not yet announced what caused the plane's disappearance, but there’s no mystery about the likely economic fallout, observers
Iraqi Parliament Approves Partial Cabinet Change Amid 'Million Man March'
Thousands of Iraqis traveled to Baghdad Tuesday to voice their opposition to government leaders, rallying for an end to political corruption. The "million-man march" was called for by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ahead of a scheduled parliament session to vote on a new government. Many
Alexander Marquardt is an award-winning foreign correspondent for ABC News, reporting for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms from hotspots and front lines around the world. Based in Jerusalem and then Beirut, Marquardt has spent most of the past several years covering the Middle East's upheaval
Meet Ashton Carter
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ASH CARTER IS THE GUY: President Obama will announce his intent to nominate Ash Carter as the next Secretary of Defense during an event at the White House today, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER reports. The President will be joined by Secretary...
State Department Spokesperson Caught Criticizing US Talking Points On Egypt's Mubarak
After getting caught criticizing her department’s own talking points on the dropping of charges against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak , State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki brushed off the “hot mic” moment in an emailed statement to ABC News. “It’s just the latest scientific evidence
Saudi Women Drivers and 4 Other Stories You'll Care About Next Week
By JON WILLIAMS Saudi Arabia is not exactly known for People Power. Activists intend to use President Obama’s visit to Riyadh to focus the world’s attention on the desert kingdom. Women in Saudi Arabia will defy their nation’s de facto ban on them driving by getting...
From Icon to Exile: The Price of a Nude Photo in Egypt
Egyptian Aliaa Elmahdy became an icon of the Arab Spring after she posted a nude photo of herself online. Then she fled to Sweden after receiving death threats from Islamist extremists. What and whom did her statement serve? When this story is published, Aliaa Elmahdy will have wiped away the
Chaos Reigns in Trial for Ousted Egyptian President
Alexander Marquardt and Adam Makary report: CAIRO — For four months, former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been held in a secret location following his ouster by the military on July 3. As his trial for inciting murder got underway Monday, it was the first...