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New Arab Coalition Coming Together To Intervene In Libya

Libya is now split between two governments, controlled by rival militias, and home to a blossoming Islamic State affiliate.

May 11, 2015

Power Outage In Egypt Strands Commuters, Disrupts Capital

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — An hours-long power outage in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere in the country on Thursday stranded commuters, disrupted TV broadcasts, and trapped a small but unlucky cohort in elevators as daytime temperatures topped 100 degrees. Compounding the misery, the outage shut down water supplies […]

September 4, 2014

Israel Hits Gaza, Quits Cairo Talks After Rocket Fire

By Mai Yaghi Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) — Israel hauled its negotiators back from talks in Cairo and warplanes hit Gaza Tuesday after Palestinian rockets smashed into the south as the two sides were observing a 24-hour truce. Nine days of relative quiet in the skies over Gaza came to an abrupt halt on […]

August 19, 2014

Gaza Truce Deadline Looms; Israel, Hamas Stick To Demands

By Laura King, Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times The latest Gaza truce is the longest so far, lasting five days, but an agreement over demands remains elusive. Hamas appears at odds not only with Israel but other Palestinian factions in the delegation to the Cairo talks. As the clock ticked down on yet another Gaza […]

August 18, 2014

Gaza Truce Holds As The Two Sides Talk In Cairo

By Laura King, Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times After a shaky start, a new temporary truce in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding Thursday. The two sides, which have been holding indirect talks in Cairo, agreed late Wednesday to a five-day cease-fire, according to Palestinian negotiators and the Egyptian government, which is mediating the […]

August 14, 2014

Egypt Authorities Likely Committed Crimes Against Humanity, Group Says

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt sharply disputed the findings of New York-based Human Rights […]

August 12, 2014

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds; Israeli Officials Head To Cairo For Truce Talks

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times As a three-day cease-fire appeared to hold on the ground in Gaza on Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants over a permanent truce and long-term arrangements. Banks and shops reopened in Gaza, allowing people to resume a cautious […]

August 11, 2014

Gaza Fighting Erupts Again As Cease-Fire Expires

By Laura King and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times Fighting broke out in the Gaza Strip again Friday morning after a three-day truce expired, with Palestinian militants lobbing dozens of rockets into Israel and the Israeli military firing back with fresh airstrikes. Egypt, which has been hosting indirect talks between the two sides, was struggling […]

August 8, 2014

Gaza Cease Fire Begins; Egypt To Mediate Talks On Longer Truce

By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Foreign Staff JERUSALEM — A planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began Tuesday as Israeli forces completed their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and both sides prepared for indirect talks in Egypt on a longer truce to end a nearly monthlong war. The Israeli withdrawal made it more likely that […]

August 5, 2014

New Gaza Cease-Fire Begins As Israel Withdraws Troops

By Laura King and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times After four weeks of ferocious fighting, the guns of Gaza fell silent Tuesday with a 72-hour truce in place and talks on tap in Egypt aimed at forging a stable accord between Israel and Palestinian militants who rule the coastal enclave. Though several previous cease-fires broke […]

August 5, 2014

Israel, Palestinians Agree 72-Hour Truce From Tuesday: Source

Cairo (AFP) — Israel and the Palestinians have agreed a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire that would start at 0500 GMT Tuesday, said a senior official in Egypt, which is hosting truce talks. “Egypt’s contacts with relevant parties have achieved a commitment for a 72-hour truce in Gaza starting from 0500 GMT tomorrow morning, and an […]

August 4, 2014

Kerry Meets With UN, Egypt As Gaza Truce Push Builds

Cairo (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry huddled Friday with UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Egypt’s foreign minister as pressure built for a ceasefire in Gaza. Kerry, who spent another night in Cairo reaching out by telephone to regional officials, met Ban and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri for around half an hour. […]

July 25, 2014

Kerry Travels To Cairo Seeking ‘Immediate Ceasefire’

Washington (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Cairo early Monday for crisis talks on Gaza, following President Barack Obama’s call for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israelis and Palestinians. The US top diplomat is scheduled to meet with senior officials from Egypt and other countries, the State Department said, in a bid […]

July 21, 2014

Tight Security In Cairo On Anniversary Of Egyptian President’s Ouster

By Amro Hassan and Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at least one demonstrator dead, state media […]

July 3, 2014

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Sentenced To Three Years In Prison In Graft Case

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were convicted Wednesday of plundering the state treasury of millions of dollars, with the ex-leader sentenced to three years in prison and his sons to four years each. The verdict by a Cairo court came more than […]

May 21, 2014

High-Ranking Egyptian Police Official Killed By Car Bomb

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his car, state media reported. The attack in a western suburb of Cairo again demonstrated extremists’ ability to target high-ranking officials, often […]

April 23, 2014

High-Ranking Egyptian Police Official Killed By Car Bomb

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed by a bomb planted under his car on Wednesday, state media reported. The attack in a western suburb of Cairo, again demonstrated extremists’ ability to target high-ranking officials, often […]

April 23, 2014

Gunmen Kill Egyptian Police General In Cairo

Cairo (AFP) – Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead Tuesday an Egyptian police general in Cairo, who was also an aide to the interior minister, security officials and medics said. The brazen morning attack comes a day after Egypt’s military backed its chief Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the ouster of Islamist president […]

January 28, 2014

One Killed In Fourth Cairo Bombing: Police

Cairo (AFP) – One person has been killed in the fourth bombing in the Egyptian capital on Friday, this time near a cinema, a police official said. The police general told AFP the blast was caused by a “rudimentary bomb,” hours after three separate bombings killed five people. This post will be updated.  AFP Photo/Ahmed […]

January 24, 2014

Deadly Bombings Rock Cairo On Uprising Anniversary Eve

Cairo (AFP) – A massive suicide bomb struck Cairo police headquarters Friday, the first of three blasts in the Egyptian capital that killed five people and wounded scores ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. The attacks came a day before police were to deploy across Cairo as Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed […]

January 24, 2014

Israel Surrounded As Arab Spring Turns Darker

Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) — The Middle East is plunging toward crisis. The early promise of Tahrir Square has been supplanted by dismay that the Egyptian authorities — such as they are — allowed mobs to lay siege to the Israeli embassy in Cairo this past weekend. Not long ago, Turkey and Israel were strategic partners. […]

September 13, 2011