On Saturday, authorities in Egypt ordered the closure of all mosques and churches and banned communal prayer gatherings for two weeks Egypt‘s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said his government is dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic with “full transparency” and denied allegations that the... Read more
WASHINGTON — It was once a sideshow to the American military in Afghanistan and later became one of the largest diplomatic missions in the world. Now, as the United States Embassy in Kabul transitions to its newest role, its future is tied to a fragile peace process, one that... Read more
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for an EU mission to enforce the arms embargo on Libya during a press conference on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday. He plans to present his proposal at a meeting between EU foreign ministers on Monday. “We still need... Read more
Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh leaves for a meeting with Tunisian President Kais Saied in Tunis, Tunisia February 15, 2020 Designated Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh proposed the lineup of a new government on Saturday and then said negotiations would continue after the Ennahdha party, the... Read more
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met in Islamabad India has told Turkey not to “interfere” in its internal affairs, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Indian-administrated Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region where tensions remain high since the Indian government... Read more
Patrick George Zaki was arrested and tortured upon his arrival in Egypt for a brief family visit A court in Egypt has rejected a researcher’s appeal to be released from detention, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), in a case that... Read more
The UN says violence in Idlib has forced 520,000 people out of their homes since the start of December, in one of the biggest upheavals in the nearly nine-year war Eight humanitarian aid organisations have called for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria, where hostilities have... Read more
A plane skidded off the runway on Wednesday at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, breaking apart and injuring dozens, the authorities said. The Transportation Ministry said in an initial statement that there were injuries, and Gov. Ali Yerlikaya of Istanbul said on Twitter that 52 people had been taken to... Read more
The first avalanche buried a snow-clearing vehicle and a minibus, killing five people and leaving two others missing A number of rescue workers are missing after being hit by an avalanche in eastern Turkey while on a mission to find two people hit by an earlier avalanche,... Read more
KAFR RUMMAN, Lebanon — There is a Lebanese phrase that translates, roughly, to “a slapping.” That seems to be what happened to several antigovernment protesters who were caught on TV denouncing Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Islamist militia and political party Hezbollah, in the early days of the... Read more