Two Christian pastors from South Sudan who traveled north to Sudan and were arrested on charges of spying could face the death penalty when their trial begins next week, according to their attorneys.
Egypt’s army has closed off more than 500 tunnels as President Abdul Fatah Sisi’s “comprehensive” crackdown on militancy continues in Sinai and on the border with the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian security forces destroy a tunnel near the Gaza border.
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world commemorates the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Coptic Solidarity will host our 6th Annual Conference in Washington, DC – June 11-12th. The conference theme is 100 Year Later: Middle Eastern Christians Face Another Genocide, focusing on the fate of Christians and other minorities in the same region currently.
On December 8 1965 King Feisal of Saudi Arabia flew to Tehran for a meeting with the Shah of Iran. Both men shared a pebble in their shoes; President Nasser of Egypt. There were also other similarities between the two men. Both were absolute monarchs and sons of petty adventurers who raised themselves to seemingly ancient thrones and assumed lavish roles. Both were spending considerable oil fortunes to modernize their countries. Both ruled nations with flammable religious hierarchies that rarely held back from baiting angels and devils in equal measures.
For Al Jazeera, May is the cruelest month. In just the past four weeks, two ex-employees have filed separate lawsuits totaling some $100 million, three executives have resigned from its New York-based American channel and plans for a Turkish version have been scrapped.