Despite first conviction, female genital mutilation remains common in Egypt
Ninety-one percent of Egyptian women ages 15-49 have undergone female genital mutilation. Though the practice was outlawed in 2008, Monday's conviction was the first.
For the first time, Egypt has convicted a doctor for female genital mutilation
Campaigners praise the prosecution as a 'historic moment' for the practice, which is widespread despite being outlawed in 2008.
Syria's president says US should ask permission to launch air strikes against Islamic State
President Bashar al-Assad said he's serious about fighting terrorism.
Back to the future: Egypt's new 'felool' and the parliamentary election
Four years after the January 25 Revolution began in Tahrir Square, remnants of the old regime are in strong position.
Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest anti-Houthi protest in Sanaa
The demonstration comes two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's resignation left the country in political limbo.
Saudi Arabia's new king might seem like the old one, but change is coming
King Abdullah's death has brought long-standing worries about the repercussions of a succession crisis in the turbulent region to a head.
US pulls some staff from embassy in Yemen
A day ago Yemen's government was a key US ally in the war on terror. Today it is not.
Yemen now has no prime minister and no president
On Thursday the capital Sanaa remained largely shut down, witnesses said.
The rise of the Houthis: A brief history of Yemen's new power brokers
The past week has seen heavy fighting in the capital Saana, where the Houthis have gained almost complete control.
Crisis in Yemen eases as president agrees to some rebel demands
Yemen's president expressed readiness to accept demands for constitutional change and power sharing with the Houthi rebels.
Shocking images of American citizen detained in Egypt prompt concern for his health
Mohamed Soltan, detained by Egyptian authorities for attending a protest in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, has been on hunger strike for almost a year.
Yemeni rebels seize presidential palace (LIVE BLOG)
But they appear to have stopped short of overthrowing the country's embattled president.
IS threatens lives of 2 Japanese hostages in new video (LIVE BLOG)
The militant group says it will kill them unless it receives $200 million in ransom.
Inside Cairo's coffee houses, where Egyptian men go to meet their 'second wives'
Every man has his 'ahwa,' a place where he goes to catch up on neighborhood gossip, smoke shisha and talk with friends — and a place where women are not welcome.
Fierce battle erupts in Yemen capital
The Yemeni army and the Shiite Houthi movement, which is actually part of the government, were locked in gun battles on the streets of Sanaa on Monday.
Israeli strike on Hezbollah in Syria raises tensions
The strike on the Golan Heights in Syria killed Jihad Mughniyah and eight other fighters, according to reports.
Why Saudi Arabia is so afraid of Raif Badawi
The kingdom is waging a war on dissent.
The Egyptian government is holding more than 150 children in a makeshift prison
Rights groups say some of the children have been held for months without charge, and without their parents being allowed to visit.
Egypt's deep state gets back to business
Hosni Mubarak's acquittal is the crowning moment of 18 months in which the military regime regrouped and took back Egypt.
Alexandria's streets were flooded and some residents decided to break out the jet ski
Apparent Islamic State sympathizers hacked CENTCOM's social media for about an hour
A Pentagon official claims the hacks did not pose a security threat and that none of the information posted by the hackers was 'classified.'
The Twitter account of US CENTCOM, the command that oversees Middle East, has been hacked
A tweet sent from the official Twitter account before it was suspended claimed that the Islamic State is 'already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base.'
Men charged with 'debauchery' after bathhouse raid are acquitted in Egypt
The 26 men were arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo that was broadcast on television.
Europe's new terrorists are low-tech lone wolves who can still make major impact
Assailants range from radicalized 'amateurs' to those like Said Kouachi, believed to have honed his killing skills in the battlefields of the Middle East.
Beirut shows solidarity with Charlie Hebdo on historic day for France
Lebanon does not have to look far into its past for attacks on its own journalists.
Egypt's crackdown on LGBT community sees return of medical exam that dates back to the 1840s
Mass arrests at a bathhouse in Cairo are the latest sign that Egypt's persecution of LGBT people is getting worse.
Some Syrian refugees would rather face bombs at home than endure Lebanon's harsh winter anymore
A severe winter storm has piled misery on thousands of Syrian refugees living in tents and make-shift structures across Lebanon.
Did the Islamic State commit genocide? The Yazidis and Kurds say they did
The government of the autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq has begun a campaign to have IS attacks against Yazidis classified as genocide.
Car bomb kills 30 outside Yemen police college
The security situation in Yemen is getting really, really bad.
How Lebanon is reacting to the news that one of the world's most popular porn stars is home-grown
Mia Khalifa's rapid rise in the adult entertainment industry has divided her home country.
Libyan warplane bombs Greek-operated oil tanker at port, killing 2
Greece condemned what it called an 'unprovoked and cowardly' attack and demanded an investigation and punishment for those responsible.