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The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah on Tuesday threw its weight behind mass protests calling for the government's resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of uncollected garbage in the streets of the capital.   The...
Egyptian police have arrested three individuals under a new anti-terrorism law who are accused of spreading Islamic State propaganda through Facebook. The police directorate in the southern Sohag province said Sunday the three had two laptops...
 Egypt's antiquities minister urged his countrymen Saturday to raise nearly $25 million so that the country can buy back an ancient statue sold by the English Northampton Museum to an unknown party. Mamdouh el-Damaty said a British ban on...
The Obama administration is quietly reviewing the future of America's three-decade deployment to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, fearful the lightly equipped peacekeepers could be targets of escalating Islamic State-inspired violence. Options range...
Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip for the first time in two months. The Rafah border crossing opened Monday for four days, allowing Palestinians to travel in both directions. Crossing director Khaled al-Shaer says some 20,000 people...
International rights groups said Friday the Egyptian government has failed to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest crackdowns on protesters in the country's history, with hundreds killed in a single day. One group...
The sister of a woman jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood urged the Islamic State group on Friday not to kill a Croatian hostage they are holding. The extremist group had earlier said it would do so in the coming...
 Egypt unveiled on Thursday a major extension of the Suez Canal that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has billed as an historic achievement needed to boost the country's ailing economy after years of unrest. El-Sissi, wearing his ceremonious...
 An affiliate of the Islamic State group threatened to kill a Croatian hostage in 48 hours unless Egypt releases "Muslim women" it holds in prison. The hostage threat comes as Egypt prepares to unveil a new extension of the Suez Canal...
A human rights group says nearly 2,000 migrants are known to have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean, outpacing last year's death toll.   The International Organization for Migration said in a release on Tuesday that about 1,...