Health Ministry officials said many children were among the victims.
The Middle East has turned hostile to Christians and other religious minorities. The Iraqi Christian community has been devastated. Syria's civil war loosed the murderous Islamic State on Christians and others. Libya's disintegration opened the nation to IS fighters bent on killing anyone of the wrong faith.
Washington obviously intends sanctions to cause economic hardship, but for what purpose? In the early 1990s Khartoum supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq against America and dallied with Islamic radicalism, even inviting Osama bin Laden to stay. However, that practice ended after 9/11.
The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.
Libya's collapse has been almost total. Alas, the consequences will linger for years if not decades. When war-happy politicians, including Hillary Clinton and her gaggle of Republican rivals, next stand before America, voters should hold these pitiful policymakers accountable for the disaster they created in Libya.
“We got a phone call from the next room saying ‘don’t open the door,” Zikri says. “No matter what’. Many of the men -– now
Bishop Angaelos, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, admits that offering forgiveness after such
The official didn't say why the Pentagon would publicly disclose details of a military operation so far in advance, except
Theresa Shoukry Remembers Her Son, Yousef, Killed By ISIS
"He was so kind," Magda says. "He gave us hugs and kisses." Magda Aziz, 29, holds the photo of her late husband, killed by
In a statement, the Coptic church said that its leadership had "confidence that their great nation won’t rest without retribution
Fears that the crisis in neighboring Libya could spill across the border have prompted Egypt to upgrade its military hardware
The thugs who cut down a dozen Charlie Hebdo are the international descendants of those who murder alleged blasphemers and apostates in Muslim nations.
Leaving aside the fanatic fringe -- and it is just a fringe -- much of the world conflates "Muslim" and "Arab," although this is far from accurate. Many people seem willing to attribute the worst characteristics of a few to the many, and so the actions of a relatively small number of murderers can taint all 1.6 billion Muslims and 340 million Arabs.
The international community is failing to recognize that ISIS is an international -- not just Iraqi -- problem, as a hotbed of terrorism makes roots in such a vital area.
Like the Jews before them, Egypt's indigenous "Sunday People" may well find themselves without their ancient homeland. There is no Israel for persecuted Christians -- no safe haven to which they can flee.
"We could be dealing with a very early image of Jesus Christ," Padró told La Vanguardia. CORRECTION: A previous headline
It seemed like a simple, symbolic piece of legislation that elected officials of all political affiliations could quickly agree on, right? After all, who could be opposed to a special envoy dedicated to protecting the rights of religious minorities in some of the most troubled regions of the world?