Mar 21, 2013 23:10 EDT
A suicide bomb attack on a central Damascus mosque has killed 42 people, including Syria's most prominent pro-regime Sunni cleric, wounding dozens of others, the health ministry said.
Mar 21, 2013 21:04 EDT
In a powerful direct appeal to Israelis, President Barack Obama insisted that a two-state peace with the Palestinians could still be forged and is their only hope of true security.
Mar 21, 2013 17:16 EDT
In a powerful direct appeal to Israelis, President Barack Obama Thursday insisted a two-state peace with the Palestinians could still be forged and was their only hope of true security.
Mar 21, 2013 15:52 EDT
A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in central Damascus on Thursday, killing a senior pro-regime Sunni cleric and at least 14 other people, Syrian state media and a watchdog reported.
Mar 21, 2013 10:12 EDT
Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warned on Thursday that it will defend its headquarters, as opposition activists planned a march on the building where they have previously clashed with the Islamists.
Mar 19, 2013 16:19 EDT
Egyptian police arrested on Tuesday Moamer Kadhafi's cousin Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, wanted by Tripoli for his role in the regime of the slain Libyan strongman, Egyptian officials said.
Mar 19, 2013 16:18 EDT
Jordan's King Abdullah II launched a broadside against regional leaders in an interview published Tuesday in a US magazine, saying Egypt's president has "no depth" in reading the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and that Turkey's premier sees democracy as a "bus ride".
Mar 17, 2013 14:42 EDT
The head of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East division was in Cairo on Sunday for talks with the Egyptian government to discuss steps towards a possible aid program.
Mar 16, 2013 14:11 EDT
Tripoli's embassy in Cairo said Saturday it was suspending work indefinitely, five days after demonstrators attacked the mission and burned the Libyan flag to protest the death of an Egyptian Copt in Libya.
Mar 16, 2013 13:43 EDT
Hundreds of Egyptian football fans protested outside the public prosecutor's office on Saturday, demanding the release of fellow members of their Ultras hardcore fan group.
Mar 15, 2013 15:15 EDT
Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated in Cairo on Friday to press for the army to assume power in a country plagued by unrest and instability two years after a revolution which toppled president Hosni Mubarak.
Mar 15, 2013 06:10 EDT
US President Barack Obama says his forthcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories is to "listen" to both sides and hear their views on how to move forward after over two years without peace talks.
Mar 14, 2013 19:42 EDT
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday expressed his sorrow over the dozens of people killed in recent violence in Port Said, following a court verdict over a deadly riot at a football match there last year.
Mar 14, 2013 18:31 EDT
US President Barack Obama said Thursday his forthcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories was to "listen" to both sides and hear their views on how to move forward after over two years without peace talks.
Mar 14, 2013 15:31 EDT
The International Monetary Fund will send a new mission to Egypt to discuss the next steps toward a potential aid program, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 11:27 EDT
The Muslim world on Thursday expressed hopes for better ties with the Vatican under new Pope Francis, after years of strained relations with Benedict XVI who was seen as hostile to Islam.
Mar 14, 2013 10:50 EDT
The Egyptian opposition is more determined than ever to boycott parliamentary elections after Islamist President Mohamed Morsi challenged a court decision delaying the polls, former Arab League chief Amr Mussa said on Thursday.
Mar 12, 2013 14:26 EDT
Microbus driver Ashraf Kamel has to wait hours outside a Cairo petrol station to fill up his tank, as a severe diesel shortage adds to the burden of Egyptians already facing unrest and price hikes.
Mar 11, 2013 16:31 EDT
An Egyptian Christian jailed in Libya has been tortured to death in custody, an Egyptian human rights lawyer told AFP in Cairo on Monday, with demonstrators attacking the Libyan embassy in protest.
Mar 11, 2013 14:33 EDT
The International Monetary Fund said Monday that it could provide an emergency short-term loan to Egypt if needed, as talks for a longer-term $4.8 billion financing program have bogged down.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|- Governor||Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir|
|- City||453 km2 (174.9 sq mi)|
|- Density||31,582/km2 (81,797/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|- Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|