Sequestration is not the best time to be doling out foreign aid, surely the most unpopular item in the federal budget. Especially when the recipient is President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt.
WASHINGTON - As anti-American sentiment boils in Islamic countries like Egypt, lawmakers are moving to permit billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid under a governmentwide funding bill set to clear Congress this week.
CAIRO - A showdown between the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ruling military council escalated Friday, as the generals blamed the Islamist organization for stoking public tensions by prematurely asserting victory in last week's presidential election and the Islamist candidate said a nationa…
The University of Arizona's department of Near Eastern studies
at the will hold a panel discussion today at 4 p.m. on
"Dictatorship or Democracy? Winds of Change in the Middle
Wells Fargo says it has doubled the number of its locations in
Arizona that can buy and sell most types of foreign currency
directly to customers.
NEW YORK — Women remain far behind men in economic and political
power, but the Nordic countries come closest to closing the gender
gap, according to a survey of 134 nations released Tuesday.
CAIRO — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will return to
Egypt a fragment of an ancient pharaonic shrine it purchased from a
collector, Egypt's antiquities department said Monday.
NAJAF, Iraq — The graves stretch some 10 miles into the desert,
in what may be the largest cemetery in the world.
JERUSALEM — Israeli police firing stun grenades faced off Sunday
against masked Palestinian protesters hurling stones and plastic
chairs outside the Holy Land's most volatile shrine, where past
violence has moved into prolonged conflict.
CAIRO — The warren of slum alleys is called the Jews' Quarter,
but no Jews live there. The ancient synagogue still stands, but its
roof is gone. The government is renovating it, but is doing so at a
moment when anti-Israel feeling is running especially high in
Lovely dollops of wit and warmth float through the big-screen
version of "Astro Boy," the latest Japanese TV cartoon to make it
to the big screen. But the look, themes and slam-bang
"Transformers" violence of that 1960s animated series make this
every bit as dated as "Speed Racer," even if i…