Egypt’s Christians continue to struggle to get government approval for church building and repair projects despite the reforms implemented by a church construction law approved in 2016. A new report by the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) concluded that “the positive impact” of the law “has been minimal.”
An American-Israeli historian criticized New York Times reporter Max Fisher last week for recycling a “myth” that Israel’s founding prime minister David Ben-Gurion fretted the Jewish state’s occupation of territories won in the 1967 war would undermine its democratic principles.
A leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been killed, according to an announcement from the terrorist organization.
Vice President Mike Pence will be delaying his upcoming trip to Israel and Egypt for the second time in the last week, according to his office.
The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Israeli military forces are quietly conducting operations to counter the threat of Islamic State terrorists along the Sinai border area with Egypt, according to senior Israeli defense officials who described ISIS as the “most quickly advanced threat we’ve ever had.”
Chinese authorities are threatening all Uyghur students studying outside of China to return, threatening their families if they do not come back.
President Donald Trump on Friday met with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker who had been held in an Egyptian prison for nearly three years, after the Trump administration negotiated her release the prior day.
A vote by the United Nations Security Council to condemn the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank was postponed on Thursday.