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Egypt: massacre of police raises fears of growing jihadi activity in the Sinai

Egypt has pledged to hunt down an armed group that killed 25 policemen in the Sinai desert on Monday in an incident that will fuel fears about the country's already grave political crisis worsening to involve attacks by jihadi-type movements.<p>Egyptian state TV reports from the scene near the border …

Egypt braces for more violence after deadly week

The European Union said Sunday it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt.<p>CAIRO — More violence is expected in Egypt after chaos swept through the country last week, leaving nearly 900 dead in four days of unrest and threatening to stall a political transition.<p>Egypt "is on a course for an …

Clashes Between Morsi Opponents, Supporters Kill 11 In Cairo

Tuesday was another bloody day in Cairo: Clashes between the supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left 11 dead, according to the country's Health Ministry, and a blast at a security building northeast of Cairo wounded at least 12 policemen.<p>From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel filed …

What to expect when Israelis and Palestinians meet for talks

Only a few days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced "a basis" for resuming peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, these long-awaited talks are not looking so certain.<p>"We're at a stage here that represents some positive progress, but is not representative of a …