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  1. what we know
    Leaked Pentagon Documents: What We KnowThe chief of the Kremlin-backed Wagner Group mercenaries allegedly offered to provide Russian troop locations to Ukraine.
  2. liveblog
    One Big Ship Crisis Ends, It Might Not Be the Last: UpdatesStuck ships like the Ever Given aren’t the only threat to global shipping.
  3. select all
    Egyptian ‘Fake News’ Law Could Censor Social-Media UsersWhile Facebook remains muted on how to handle fake news, Egypt has issued its own legislation, which critics fear will censor social media.
  4. awful things
    Death Toll in Sinai Mosque Attack Raised to 305Egypt suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in its modern history on Friday.
  5. select all
    Assassin’s Creed Took a Year Off to Find ItselfOrigins is more of a reset.
  6. early and often
    Trump Officials Negotiated Release of U.S. Aid Worker Held in Egypt for 3 YearsAs Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was welcomed to the White House, aides worked to free Aya Hijazi, who became a symbol of his harsh tactics.
  7. awful things
    Palm Sunday Bombings at Coptic Churches in Egypt Kill at Least 40ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which are but the latest violence to strike Egypt’s Christian minority.
  8. After Meeting With Trump, Egypt’s Leader Notes His ‘Unique Personality’After a warm White House reception for a leader the Obama administration had shied away from because of human-rights concerns.
  9. awful things
    At Least 25 Killed in Egypt Cathedral BlastThe bomb, packed with shrapnel, tore through a women’s worship hall at one of Cairo’s more important Coptic churches.
  10. scary things
    Report: Arrested EgyptAir Hijacker’s First Demand Was to Speak to His Ex-WifeThe man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight and diverted it to Cyprus may have done so merely to speak with his ex-wife.
  11. more horrible things
    Egypt’s Local Branch of ISIS Overruns Hotel in Sinai, Killing JudgeThe latest from the militants who say they took down the Russian passenger jet.
  12. russian plane crash
    Sudden Noise Recorded in Russian Airliner’s Last MomentAnalysis of the flight’s black box seems to support the theory that a bomb destroyed the plane.
  13. awful things
    Airline Official Believes Russian Plane Crash Caused by ‘External Impact’Authorities have yet to pinpoint the exact reason a plane with 224 people inside disintegrated in the air last weekend. 
  14. international affairs
    Egyptian Forces Accidentally Kill Foreign Tourists and GuidesThey were mistaken for “terrorist elements.”
  15. foreign affairs
    Egyptian Court Finds Al Jazeera Journalists GuiltyThey have been sentenced to three years in prison, after what was widely considered to be a sham trial. 
  16. isis
    ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Italian Embassy in EgyptAt least one person is dead after a car bomb was detonated in a busy part of Cairo.
  17. international intrigue
    Two Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Go Free in EgyptWhile an Egyptian one remains in prison.
  18. Egypt’s Cartoonists, After Charlie HebdoEight of Egypt’s political cartoonists react to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
  19. Egyptian Terror Group Belatedly Takes Responsibility for American DeathOr, you know, just wanted to capitalize on an unclaimed attack.
  20. ISIS Now Has a Network of Military Affiliates in 11 Countries Around the WorldTerror groups from Libya to the Philippines have joined the ISIS cause.
  21. international intrigue
    Egypt May Free Jailed Al Jazeera JournalistsBut only the foreign citizens.
  22. media
    3 Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted in EgyptAmnesty International calls the trial a sham.
  23. international affairs
    U.S. Cuts Some Aid to Egypt, But Wants to ‘Maintain Our Relationship’They don’t expect an “immediate” change in Egypt.
  24. journalism
    Egypt Can Expect Less U.S. Aid Soon, CNN Reports in Messy ScoopThis story broke painfully.
  25. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Even Neocons Disagree on Mideast InterventionThe Iraq consensus of yore is long gone.
  26. international affairs
    Egypt Considers Banning Muslim Brotherhood As Security Forces Storm MosqueMorsi’s supporters have vowed to continue demonstrating.
  27. scary things
    More Disturbing Scenes From Egypt’s ‘Day of Rage’Photos and video from today’s protests.
  28. photo op
    One Haunting Scene From the Carnage in EgyptThe United States is pretty much helpless. 
  29. international affairs
    Egypt Begins Clearing Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins, Killing ProtestersThe Muslim Brotherhood called the operation a “massacre.”
  30. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Obama Looks Lost in Egypt for a ReasonIraq.
  31. international intrigue
    As More Violence Erupts in Egypt, the U.S. Tries to Stay Above the FrayThough it might have played a larger role than it’s letting on.
  32. early and awkward
    John Kerry Caught Enjoying the Holiday Weekend During Egyptian CoupHe was “briefly” on his yacht.
  33. Egyptian President Kicked Out of Office in Military CoupThe military announced that new elections will be held. 
  34. horrible things
    Sexual Assault Rampant Among Egyptian ProtestersAt least 91 women have been assaulted in just four days. 
  35. international intrigue
    Morsi Rejects Ultimatum As Military Unveils Plans to Oust Him“If the price of protecting legitimacy is my blood, I’m willing to pay it,” said Morsi.
  36. international intrigue
    Egypt’s Military Gives President 48 Hours to Respond to Protesters, or ElseMillions have poured into the streets. 
  37. international affairs
    After One Year in Office, Millions Rally Against Egypt’s President MorsiNot a good sign.
  38. sad things
    American Student Killed During Egyptian Protest Andrew Pochter was in Alexandria for the summer to teach English.
  39. tv
    Watch Jon Stewart on Egypt’s Daily ShowHe stopped by Al-Bernameg on his way to Iran.
  40. international intrigue
    America’s Jon Stewart Defends ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’Bassem Youssef was arrested recently for insulting Islam and Egypt’s president.
  41. international affairs
    Mohamed Morsi Prefers the Old Planet of the ApesHe makes sure to clarify amid a confusing metaphor.
  42. peace in the middle east
    Israel and Hamas Agree to Cease-fireThe announcement was made by Hillary Clinton.
  43. egypt
    Another Female Reporter Attacked in Egypt’s Tahrir Square“More frightened than hurt.”
  44. overreactions
    Tense Calm Descends on Muslim World After Protest-Less Saturday After twenty-some countries were racked by anti-U.S. demonstrations on Friday.
  45. international intrigue
    Egypt Back to Being an AllyObama seems to have been overruled.
  46. international affairs
    Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy in YemenFollowing another violent protest in Egypt.
  47. early and awful
    Jon Kyl Has Just the Rape Analogy for This Cairo Embassy MessWhyyyyyyyyy?
  48. President Obama Dusts Off Temperament Attack for Mitt RomneyRomney, like McCain, has a “shoot first, aim later” approach to things.
  49. international affairs
    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack During Embassy Protest [Updated]Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff were murdered at the American Consulate in Benghazi.
  50. international intrigue
    Egyptians Scale Wall of U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Burn FlagOf course Terry Jones is involved.
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