On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs.
Yemen’s warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the best outcome might be to firm up a shaky de-escalation.
Britain’s ambassador to Yemen said Thursday he has spoken with representatives from the country’s warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm.
Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans there.
Aid groups warned of the plight of civilians in Yemen’s contested Hodeida where casualties are mounting a Saudi-led coalition is fighting to take the port city from the country’s Shiite rebel.
Fighting in Yemen’s grueling civil war ground on Tuesday, with Houthi rebels saying they halted the advances of their adversaries, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led Arab coalition seeking to oust them from power.
A leading Yemeni rebel figure on Thursday described the Trump administration’s calls for a cease-fire in his country as “positive” but urged more international action to stop deadly airstrikes by the rebels’ adversary, a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition.
Egyptian police detained the youngest son of jailed former president Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday without giving a reason, the family said, adding that they fear he’ll be held indefinitely.
In a remote outpost in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Ibrahim Abu-Sefira watches a mountainous skyline of jagged rock, ears tuned to the twilight silence, listening for any signs a fragile peace may be disturbed.
Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the editor of an independent news website be detained for 15 days pending an investigation, the latest episode in Egypt’s media crackdown.