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He's been stigmatized internationally, a contentious figure presiding over a ruinous civil war that seems to slip into further depravity every day. But in his power base in the Syrian capital, President Bashar Assad projected confidence —...
Authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is a diplomatic success despite growing criticism of the country’s human rights record...
Russia's food safety watchdog has banned fruit and vegetable imports from Egypt over sanitary concerns, following an earlier decision by Egypt that hurt Russian wheat imports. Rosselkhoznadzor, the state agricultural safety agency, said Friday...
An Egyptian court has released from detention a rights activist who had worked as a legal consultant to the family of Italian student Giulio Regeni who was tortured to death in Cairo this year, defense lawyers said Sunday.   Ahmed Abdullah,...
Egyptian feminist Janet Abdel Aleem has ridiculed statements by a male member of parliament who suggested that female genital mutilation (FGM) is jusified by the prevalence of impotence among Egyptian men. Responding to comments from Daqahlia...
Billboards and street signs have gone up across Egypt's capital extolling austerity and hope, part of a pro-government public relations campaign aimed at preparing Egyptians for sweeping economic reforms.   The advertising blitz follows...
Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection, based on a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions. Some of the most...
Egypt's lawmakers on Tuesday passed the country's first law spelling out the rules for building a church, a step Christians have long hoped would free up construction that was often blocked by authorities. But angry critics in the community...
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Wednesday that the bronze medal for women's weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is to be re-destributed to Egyptian Abeer Abdel Rahman, after the original gold and bronze...
A knife-wielding attacker has been shot dead by security guards at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo's eastern suburb of Nozha, according to state-run news agency MENA. In the incident on Wednesday, the assailant is alleged to have carried out a...