By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Mortar shells struck near a major Shiite shrine outside Damascus on Friday, killing its caretaker in an attack that threatens to further escalate sectarian tensions in Syria's civil war, the government and activists said.
State-run news agency SANA
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama has discussed the crises in Egypt and Syria with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a Mideast powerhouse.
Obama and Abdullah shared concerns that Syria's civil war could affect the region. The White House says Obama emphasized the U.S.
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The liberal and youth movements that backed the military's removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are now pushing to ensure their calls for change are heard in the face of the generals' strong grip on the new leadership. At stake is the
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday sharpened its criticism of the Egyptian military and interim government's arrests of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, saying the continuing detentions are inconsistent with pledges of
By ALBERT AJIAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's embattled president said Thursday that Arab identity is back on the right track after the fall from power of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which he contends had used religion for its own political gain.
Bashar Assad's comments
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - With a mob of Muslim extremists on their tail, the Christian businessman and his nephew climbed up on the roof and ran for their lives, jumping from building to building in their southern Egyptian village. Finally they ran out of rooftops.
By AYA BATRAWYAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - A promise of $12 billion in aid from wealthy Arab Gulf nations would give Egypt's new military-backed leadership breathing room by paying for vital food and fuel imports. But the benefits would be only temporary, because Egypt's broken economy
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities escalated their crackdown Wednesday on the Muslim Brotherhood by ordering the arrest of its spiritual leader, while the group remained steadfast in its defiance of the new military-backed administration and refused offers to join
By SMAIL BELLAOUALLIAssociated Press
RABAT, Morocco (AP) - A key party quit Morocco's Islamist-led government Tuesday, plunging the country into political uncertainty as countries across the Arab world struggle to reconcile religious and secular forces.
A spokesman for the Istiqlal party said
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates says it has pledged $3 billion in grants and loans to Egypt's new government, in one of the first major promises of aid to the violence-wracked country following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
The UAE is among the leading