Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt Arrests Muslim Brotherhood’s Leader

Military detains Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's general guide after bloody clashes

Egypt's army-backed authorities detained the Muslim Brotherhood's leader on Tuesday, signaling their determination to crush the group and silence protests against the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The arrest of Mohamed Badie, 70, the Brotherhood's general guide, followed the bloody suppression of rallies demanding the reinstatement of Egypt's first freely elected president, who was toppled by the military last month.

Lawmakers Question Qatar’s Support for Hamas

Letter demands explanation for increased diplomatic, economic ties

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill petitioned the Qatari ambassador on Friday to explain his government’s “expanding diplomatic and economic ties” with Hamas in a letter that highlights the increasingly strained ties between the United States and Qatar.