Egypt

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Globe Trot: Did the U.S. have a chance to contain ISIS last year?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Baghdad this morning to meet with key Iraqi leaders. The Obama administration is making not-so-subtle…

Globe Trot: ISIS publishes its terror agenda

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: ISIS (also ISIL) militants continue fighting in Syria as well as Iraq. This week, they posted an alarming statement concerning their…

New era or nothing new on the Nile?

By Julia Thompson
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Egypt | As Egypt inaugurates a new president, residents wonder what the future holds

Egypt’s low voter turnout brings a chill to Arab Spring

By Julia Thompson
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Egypt | UPDATE (9:20 a.m. May 29): With nearly all of the votes counted, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has declared his expected victory in the presidential election.

Globe Trot: Boko Haram bomb targets Christian area

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Yesterday’s bomb explosion in Jos, the capital of volatile Plateau State, has killed about 118 people and wounded over 45. The car…

Egyptian elections no contest for al-Sisi

By Julia Thompson
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Egypt | Former military leader prepares for an easy victory despite concerns over the election’s legitimacy

No vote for Egypt’s youth

By Julia Thompson
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Egypt | Both candidates in this month’s presidential election struggle to inspire the nation’s young voters

Fighting for the world’s original Christians

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Religious leaders band together to support believers in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria

Islamist mob kills Coptic Christian woman in Cairo

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | An Islamist mob beat, stabbed, and shot Mary Sameh George to death in Cairo on March 28, reportedly because of the cross hanging in her car. George, a Coptic…

Midday Roundup: More than 100 missing after Washington landslide

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Swept away. Officials say about 108 people are missing after a 1-square-mile landslide in Washington state on Saturday. A wall of mud and debris crashed down…

Tourists avoiding Egypt since Arab Spring

By Julia Thompson
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Egypt | Upcoming presidential elections could revive or further deflate Egypt’s troubled economy

The Square shows the ‘how’ but skips the ‘why’ of Egypt’s revolution

By Derringer Dick
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Movies | Fundamental human rights. That well-worn sounds good to Western ears, but what does it mean? That’s a question critically acclaimed documentary The Square

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