Abetted by Libya's chaos and a long porous border, militant groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State are using a vast barren terrain as a safe haven and battlefield.

  • Mar 14, 2018

Sissi’s sole challenger is a person who backed him to become president again. The polls are the latest sign of a key Trump ally’s growing authoritarianism.

  • Mar 11, 2018

The operation, the largest in years, comes a month before a presidential election.

  • Feb 9, 2018

The conflict is not only a proxy battle between Sunni and Shiite powers, but also driven by historical grievances that threaten prospects for peace.

  • Feb 3, 2018

The internationally recognized government was confined to palace grounds, the latest twist in a three-year-old war that has sparked a humanitarian tragedy.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Lt. Gen. Sami Anan was the latest presidential hopeful to exit the race amid claims of intimidation by authorities, paving way for Sissi's reelection in March.

  • Jan 23, 2018

U.S. Special Forces and airstrikes helped push the extremists from their stronghold of Sirte. But the aftermath has been painful and costly for its population.

  • Jan 8, 2018

The rebel Houthis are consolidating their grip, arresting hundreds of loyalists of former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, and targeting any threats to their rule.

  • Jan 3, 2018

With a crackdown on smuggling, more migrants are being sold or abandoned in the desert.

  • Dec 31, 2017

Last time I visited Yemen, it was hard to imagine that life could get harder in the Middle East’s poorest nation.

  • Aug 27, 2017
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