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Dozens of Children Killed After Train Collides with School Bus in Egypt

Dozens of Children Killed After Train Collides with School Bus in Egypt

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egyptian authorities say that barriers were not down at the site where a train collided with a school bus on its way to kindergarten class last Saturday.Fifty-one people, nearly all of them children, were killed in the …

Train Crash Kills Almost 50 Children on a Bus in Egypt

Train Crash Kills Almost 50 Children on a Bus in Egypt

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — On Saturday, almost 50 children were killed when a train crashed into a bus on its way to kindergarten school.The barriers were reportedly open when a bus full of 60 young children, ranging from the ages four to six, cr…

US Clarifies Stance on Israel/Hamas Conflict, Egypt’s Role

US Clarifies Stance on Israel/Hamas Conflict, Egypt’s Role

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland reiterated at Friday’s briefing the United States’ position that Israel has the right to defend itself, but that the U.S. also wants to see an end to M…

Egypt’s Coptic Christians to Vote for New Pope

Egypt’s Coptic Christians to Vote for New Pope

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Egypt’s Coptic Christians on Monday will vote for a new Pope to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March. It’s a critical time for the ancient Christian community, which is nervous about t…

More Than One Hundred Injured in Tahrir Square Protests

More Than One Hundred Injured in Tahrir Square Protests

AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — More than 100 people were injured during protests on the streets of Cairo, as thousands of demonstrators congregated in Tahrir Square. Supporters of Egypt’s new Islamist president Mohammed Morsi have clashed with liberal prote…

Mideast Unrest Tops Hillary Clinton’s Agenda at Start of UN Meeting

Mideast Unrest Tops Hillary Clinton’s Agenda at Start of UN Meeting

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stacked her first full day of diplomacy at this year’s annual U.N. General Assembly meeting, also known as UNGA, by meeting with the leaders of some of the United States&rsquo…

TV Host Who Aired Scenes from Anti-Islam Film ‘Shocked’ by Violent Reaction

TV Host Who Aired Scenes from Anti-Islam Film ‘Shocked’ by Violent Reaction

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — As the militant group Hezbollah led protests in Beirut Monday against the U.S. and a controversial anti-Islam movie, Egyptian cleric and talk show host Khaled Abdallah, one of the first to broadcast scenes from …

TV Host Who Aired Scenes from Anti-Islam Film ‘Shocked’ by Violent Reaction

TV Host Who Aired Scenes from Anti-Islam Film ‘Shocked’ by Violent Reaction

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — As the militant group Hezbollah led protests in Beirut Monday against the U.S. and a controversial anti-Islam movie, Egyptian cleric and talk show host Khaled Abdallah, one of the first to broadcast scenes from …

Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated

Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated

ABC News (NEW YORK) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.“Our current…

US Braces for Further Protests in Cairo over Anti-Muslim Film

US Braces for Further Protests in Cairo over Anti-Muslim Film

Ed Giles/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The U.S. government is bracing itself for the fourth straight day of protests in Cairo and other parts of the Middle East as anger over a U.S.-produced film mocking the Prophet Mohammed continues to grow.Many protesters …

Secretary Clinton Delivers Powerful Religion Speech After Middle East Embassy Attacks

Secretary Clinton Delivers Powerful Religion Speech After Middle East Embassy Attacks

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary Clinton delivered a powerful and personal speech about religion at an Eid ul-Fitr reception, marking the end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The speech, at times, was a direct response to the attacks …

Police Sent to California Home of "Innocence of Muslims" Producer

Police Sent to California Home of "Innocence of Muslims" Producer

Thinkstock/Getty Images(CERRITOS, Calif.) — As outrage over the anti-Muslim film Innocence of Muslims spreads across the Middle East, police were sent to the California home of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the film’s producer, who according to authoritie…

Obama Says Egyptian Government Neither Ally nor Enemy

Obama Says Egyptian Government Neither Ally nor Enemy

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Perhaps angered by Egypt’s slow response to condemning the U.S. Embassy attack in Cairo, President Obama told Telemundo on Wednesday, “I don’t think that we would consider [the current Egyptia…

Who Is Sam Bacile? Anti-Islam Filmmaker’s Bio Doesn’t Add Up

Who Is Sam Bacile? Anti-Islam Filmmaker’s Bio Doesn’t Add Up

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The filmmaker who produced an incendiary, anti-Muslim movie that stirred extremists on Tuesday to storm the U.S. embassy in Egypt — and may be linked to the fatal attack on the U.S. ambassador in Libya — may have g…

Sen. Jon Kyl: US Embassy Response Like Blaming Rape Victim

Sen. Jon Kyl: US Embassy Response Like Blaming Rape Victim

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., suggested on Wednesday that President Obama’s response to the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya was akin to a court asking a rape victim for an apology.Speaking to reporters on C…

Obama Says Romney ‘Shoots First and Aims Later’ in Embassy Attack Comments

Obama Says Romney ‘Shoots First and Aims Later’ in Embassy Attack Comments

Saul Loeb/AFP/J.D. Pooley/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama said Wednesday that criticism of his handling of the assaults on American embassies in Libya and Egypt was off the mark, suggesting that Mitt Romney has “a tendency to shoot first and…

Henry Kissinger ‘Can Understand’ Mitt Romney’s ‘Severe’ Reaction to Mideast Violence

Henry Kissinger ‘Can Understand’ Mitt Romney’s ‘Severe’ Reaction to Mideast Violence

Qamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told ABC News on Wednesday that he “can understand” why Mitt Romney’s initial reaction to the violence in the Middle East was &l…

Obama Administration Distances Self from Statement Issued by US Embassy in Cairo

Obama Administration Distances Self from Statement Issued by US Embassy in Cairo

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration Tuesday distanced itself from a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.In a statement online, the Embassy of the United States in Cairo said that it “condemns the continuing effor…

American State Department Officer Killed in Libya Consulate Attack; Cairo Embassy Also Stormed in Protest Over Film

American State Department Officer Killed in Libya Consulate Attack; Cairo Embassy Also Stormed in Protest Over Film

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages(BENGHAZI, Libya) — An American State Department employee was killed in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, when islamic extremists stormed the U.S. consulate. 
Some reports have linked the attack in Libya to an apparently U.S…

Egyptians Flood US Embassy to Protest Film

Egyptians Flood US Embassy to Protest Film

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Hundreds of protesters marched on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo Tuesday.Some climbed the walls into the courtyard and brought down the U.S. flag. They were enraged over an apparently U.S.-produced anti-Islamic vide…

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