At least 15 people were injured when a passenger train derailed and caught fire near the Egyptian capital of Cairo. The incident was caused by passengers of another train putting logs and rocks on the rails.
Hillary Clinton has been welcomed in Egypt by locals greeting her motorcade with tomatoes, shoes and water bottles. Rallying protesters showed awareness with US domestic policy history, chanting “Monica, Monica”.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Egypt's army chief Tantawi to try to push for the military to hand over power to the president. Anti-war activist and journalist Don Debar says that would leave the US free to do its ‘machinations’.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has held her first talks with newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, as well as with military strongman Marshall Hussein Tantawi. Crowds took to the street to protest her visit.
Calls from a Bahraini Sunni cleric to destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids have been revealed as a hoax.
The demands were made from a Twitter account which claimed to be owned by Bahrain’s President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud.
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has ordered the country's parliament to return almost a month after a Supreme Court ruling dismissed it. The military council has called an emergency meeting to discuss the president's move.
Egypt and Iran are set to restart bilateral relations after more than three decades of animosity. Iran will place no limits on the strengthening of relations with Egypt, said President Ahmadinejad in his first phone call with his counterpart.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Martin Sieff says America’s foreign policy is misguided in its attempts to export “instant democracy” – and assumptions that the US model will work the same everywhere could have potentially dangerous consequences.
Egypt’s newly sworn-in President Mohammed Morsi reaffirmed his Islamist beliefs in his inauguration speech, but promised the country would not swerve from a moderate course in its international policies.
The head of UK intelligence, Jonathan Evans, says the turmoil that followed the Arab Spring allowed extremists to gain a foothold in the Arab world. Middle East peace activist, Franklin Lamb, believes that this warning is not groundless.