By Susan Cornwell and Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some U.S. lawmakers are calling for the Obama administration to shut off aid to Egypt in the aftermath of the army’s lethal crackdown on protesters. But untangling the aid relationship with Cairo would not be simple and could be costly for the United States as well as Egypt. A special financing arrangement Cairo uses could leave U.S. …
Thousands of protestors take to streets in Indonesia, calling for end to bloodshed in Egypt, while Taliban calls for restoration of Morsi as president. French foreign minister says no options off table, including possible suspension of aid
Muslim Brotherhood protests plunge into violence across country, with around 50 killed in Cairo alone – or 95 according to al-Jazeera, as Islamist followers of ousted President Morsi clash with security forces. Saudi king stands with Egypt against ‘terrorism’
Shortage of soft drugs across country leads young Israelis to settlements, where residents fearlessly grow marijuana
Speaking during meeting with students in Jerusalem, Ban Ki-moon says Jewish state sometimes discriminated against due to Mideast conflict
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations is sending its political affairs chief to Egypt next week to meet with a range of officials including representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood amid the ongoing violence following the army’s ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last month, the world body said on Friday. U.N. officials said the trip by Jeffrey Feltman, U.N. under secretary-general for political affairs and the former top U.S. diplomat for the Middle East, will help the world body work out how to respond to the Egypt crisis. “The schedule is still being worked out. …
Hezbollah leader addresses Thursday’s Beirut bombing for first time, pointing finger at al-Qaeda-affiliated ‘godless organizations’ operating against Assad. ‘These murderers want to bring about a war between brothers and destroy Lebanon,’ he says
Fifty percent of teachers who received bonuses work in religious-Zionist schools, even though only a fifth of all students in Israel attend these schools.