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Arab League countries to provide airstrike against ISIS

Cairo - Following a meeting between Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and US Secretary of State John Kerry, US State Department officials confirmed several Arab nations have agreed to conduct airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq.

Palestinians say ceasefire with Israel extended for five days

Cairo - Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say a new ceasefire agreement has been reached with Israel to allow further negotiations on a longer-term deal.

1 dead in Cairo clashes between Morsi supporters, opponents

Cairo - One person was killed during clashes in Cairo overnight between supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian security officials said Thursday.

International outrage follows 683 death sentences from Egypt

Cairo - Western nations expressed outrage Monday after an Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Muhamed Badie and nearly 700 supporters to death.

'Retaliation is life' video vows revenge on Egypt security forces

A relatively obscure jihadist group in Egypt named 'Ajnad Misr' (Soldiers of Egypt) in a recently released video has taken credit for eight attacks against Egyptian security forces and says it will launch new ones.

Six wounded, including two police, in Cairo bomb blasts

Cairo - Two bomb blasts in Cairo wounded six people including at least two policemen, the latest attacks since Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

Bomb attack in Cairo wounds 2 police, civilian

Cairo - Two Egyptian policemen and a civilian were wounded in a bomb attack targeting a security checkpoint in central Cairo on Tuesday, officials and a medic said.

Death toll rises in Egypt as tensions spread to Libya

Cairo - With at least 49 dead, and hundreds injured in clashes between protesters and security forces, possibly the last thing stability in Egypt needs is tension with Libya, after five Egyptian diplomats are reportedly kidnapped in Tripoli.

Kerry lands in Cairo a day before Morsi trial

Cairo - A day before the trial of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Cairo Sunday marking his first visit since Morsi’s ouster in a military coup.

Brahimi in Egypt to promote planned Syria peace talks

The UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi met Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo whilst on a tour of the region to promote the upcoming Geneva 2 peace talks.

Op-Ed: Is NatGeo sponsoring company that purchases Taiji dolphins?

Doha - A new temporary lease dolphin show run by Ukrainian company NEMO or Nerum LLC, is opening in Qatar. According to the show, National Geographic is sponsoring their endeavors, despite NEMO's import of dolphins captured in the Taiji dolphin drives.

Egypt's 'day of rage' leaves 95 people killed, hundreds injured

Protests lit by Muslim Brotherhood clashes with Egyptia security forces caused the deaths of up to 95 people on a "day of rage" launched by Islamist followers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to denounce a police crackdown.

UPDATED: Egyptian security crackdown leaves 149 dead

One hundred forty-nine people have been reported killed after Egyptian security forces launched a major operation to disperse two pro-Morsi camp sites in the capital city of Cairo.

Egypt: 10-yr-old Coptic Christian girl shot leaving Bible study

Cairo - A 10-year-old Coptic Christian girl was shot dead last week as she walked home from Bible study class in the capital city of Cairo.

Egyptian photojournalist captures the moment of his own death

Cairo - An Egyptian photojournalist caught his own death on camera. The video shows grainy footage of an Egyptian soldier taking aim, and then shooting him dead.

Protesters killed by army fire in Cairo

Cairo - At least three protesters at a pro-Morsi demonstration were shot and killed by Egyptian soldiers when they began to fire into the crowd, according to media reports.

Dutch reporter reportedly gang-raped in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Cairo - A female Dutch reporter was reportedly gang-raped several days ago while covering protests and unrest Egypt's capital city.

Short documentary: 'Egyptian Winter' as unrest continues

Cairo - Independent film-maker, Brandon Jourdan, has put together a fascinating 11 minute documentary film outlining the current situation in Egypt under the rule of President Mohamed Morsi and the continuance of the revolution.

Cairo Protests turn violent for second time in three days

Cairo - The violence in the Egyptian capital of Cairo continues, as nine people are injured after unknown attackers lobbed fire bombs and fired on protesters in Tahrir Square.

'Innocence of Muslims' protests spread thru Middle East (updated)

Protests and outrage are now spreading to Lebanon and Iran, and continue in Yemen and Egypt, Libya and now Sudan, over the film "Innocence of Muslims", released on YouTube, which insults the Prophet Mohammed.

US Ambassador and 3 embassy staff killed in Libyan attack

Benghazi - Four Americans including the US Ambassador are reported dead in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The four were escaping the building that was under attack, when a rocket hit their car.

Video: 60% of Egyptians suffering from PTSD

Cairo - In the wake of the successful elections recently in Egypt, surveys have shown that 60% of Egyptians are suffering from PTSD, caused by the stress of both protests and multiple elections.

Attack on Cairo protesters leave 20 dead

Cairo - BBC News is reporting that at least 20 are dead in Cairo as a result of an attack on an anti-military protest near the Ministry of Defense.

Both sides unite in protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt

Cairo - Tens of thousands of Egyptians packed Tahrir Square yesterday - Islamists and liberals joined forces in protest against the ruling military government.

10,000 Egyptians rally in Cairo — ‘No leftovers from Mubarak!’

Cairo - Thousands of Egyptians once against took over Tahrir Square yesterday in support of a law to put a 10-year ban on Mubarak supporting officials in office.

Foreign democracy activists on trial in Egypt allowed to fly home

Cairo - Seventeen foreign NGO workers and democracy activists, including Americans, held in Egypt have had a travel ban on them lifted. They have flown to Cyprus by military aircraft and expect to return to their home countries soon.

Muslim Brotherhood activists vow to 'one day kill all Jews'

Cairo - On Friday, the Muslim Brotherhood held a rally at the al Azhar mosque in Cairo which turned one of the most venomous anti-Semitic meetings in Egypt in recent times. About 5,000 joined the rally calling for "battle against Jerusalem's Judaization."

25 dead as violence in Cairo escalates

Cairo - At least 25 people have died during assaults by Egyptian military forces on Christian Copts who have gathered in Cairo. This uprising is the latest and most deadly since the violence in February that took Hosni Mubarak out of power.

Airstream travel is the final frontier Special

Baker City - At 10:30 am on July 2, a group of 60 adults were sitting in camp chairs and at a picnic table in front of a vintage Airstream Trailer at Geiser-Pollman Park in Baker City, Oregon. They were there to listen to a lecture from Scott Goranson.

Highly trained dog, Cairo was part of SEALs that killed bin Laden

Washington Navy Yard - A highly trained dog called Cairo was part of the SEAL Team six that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound, Abbottabad eventually killing him.
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Egypt's new military leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
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Protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
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Protests gathering in Cairo
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Egyptian military leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Egyptian military leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
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Protesters in Cairo atop a tank, shouting slogans
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Egyptians praying during protests in Cairo
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Protesters rallying against the Egyptian government
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Egyptians clash during Friday's 'Day of Rage'
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File photo: Protesting in Tahiri Sq, Cairo, Egypt
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A demonstrator shows the photographer a bullet he found on the ground in Cairo
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Egyptians gathering at Tahir Square
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Egyptians praying, head down to the ground, as tanks wait in the background
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Neighbors view damage to the Kaware family home in northern Gaza, where eight people died last month in an Israeli air strike.
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Protestors rally in the streets of downtown Cairo against the nearly 30-year-rule of President Mubar...
Protestors rally in the streets of downtown Cairo against the nearly 30-year-rule of President Mubarak.
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A girl being held up by an Egyptian soldier. She is shouting "Freedom! Freedom!"
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Egyptians kneeling to pray while tanks appear in the background, in Cairo
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Coptic Christian protests in Cairo
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Demonstration in Imbaba, Cairo, while been attacked by tear gas
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Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 02 February 2011.
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Thousands poured into Tahrir Square in Cairo to celebrate what they termed Egypt's "Second Revolution", the military ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, July 7, 2013.
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