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40 kids killed in Egypt train-bus collision

At least 40 school children were killed in Egypt on Saturday when a train collided with the bus in which the pupils were travelling, media reports said.

The crash took place around eight a.m. in sout

Egypt PM arrives in Gaza, Israel agrees brief truce


Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil crossed into Gaza Friday for a brief visit amid a massive Israeli military campaign against militants in the Hamas-run territory.

Shortly ahead of his arrival at

Bishop Tawadros Egypt's new Coptic pope


Bishop Tawadros was chosen as new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians Sunday when a blindfolded altar boy picked his name from a chalice in a ceremony invoking divine guidance for the beleaguered minor

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri calls for kidnap of Westerners


Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, join Syria's rebellion and to ensure Egypt implements sharia, SITE Monitoring reported on Saturday, citing a two-part film

Morsi urges US to change policy toward Arabs


Egypt's new Islamist president Mohamed Morsi urged the United States late on Saturday to change its approach to the Arab world to be able to repair relations and revitalise an alliance with Egypt.


Western embassies on alert as Muslim anger simmers over film


Western embassies across the Muslim world remained on high alert on Sunday and the United States urged vigilance after days of anti-American violence provoked by a video mocking the Prophet Mohammad.

Obama vows to ‘stand fast’ as anti-US violence spreads


Furious protesters targeted symbols of US influence in cities across the Muslim world on Friday, attacking embassies, schools and restaurants in retaliation for a film that mocks Islam.

White House asks YouTube to review anti-Islam video

Hit by spiraling tide of anti-American protests in the Muslim world, the White House today asked Google-owned YouTube to review continued uploading of a controversial film deemed offensive to Islam.

US to send Marines to beef up security of missions in Mid-East


As the fury over an anti-Islam video mounted in the Muslim world, the US on Saturday told the nations across the globe that it was their responsibility to ensure security of its diplomatic personne

US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya


The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones to Libya, trying to speed the search for those who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, but the investigation is complicated by a ch

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