Abbot’s murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt’s Christians

CAIRO –  It reads like a murder mystery set in an exotic locale: an abbot found dead in a desert monastery; a monk defrocked and arrested; another held by police and hospitalized after trying to kill himself — or did… Continue Reading

UAE responds to AP report on deals with al-Qaida in Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  The United Arab Emirates on Monday said it was actively fighting al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon… Continue Reading