Middle East

Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media

CAIRO — Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation on Wednesday, the reporter and his newspaper said, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by ...

Mixed signals given on cause of EgyptAir plane crash

CAIRO — Egyptian forensic experts have examined human remains retrieved from the site of the EgyptAir Flight 804 crash, officials told news agencies Tuesday, amid ...

Iraq says clashes with IS outside Fallujah briefly subside

BAGHDAD — Clashes between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group outside the city of Fallujah briefly subsided on Tuesday, the second day of ...

EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast, forensic official says

CAIRO — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down ...

Iraqi forces battle IS militants outside Fallujah

BAGHDAD — Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside of Fallujah as they launched a military offensive ...

EgyptAir plane wreckage searched, DNA tested

CAIRO — A French ship joined the international effort to hunt for the black boxes and other wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Monday, searching for ...

Egypt sends submarine to hunt for crashed jet's black boxes

CAIRO — Egypt sent a submarine Sunday to join the hunt for the flight recorders from the EgyptAir jetliner that crashed in the Mediterranean and ...

Smoke signaled grisly end of EgyptAir flight

CAIRO — Leaked flight data showing trouble in the cockpit and smoke in a plane lavatory are bringing into focus the final moments of EgyptAir ...

U.S. military cautious over Iraq's ability to sustain gains against ISIS

TAJI, Iraq — The top American general for the Middle East said Friday he is confident that Iraq is on course to defeat the Islamic ...

Shots fired as protesters storm Baghdad Green Zone

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as hundreds of anti-government protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone on ...

Egypt air tragedy another hit to tourism

LUXOR, Egypt — Egyptian military forces recovered wreckage from an EgyptAir jetliner on Friday, a day after it vanished while flying from Paris to Cairo. The ...

US says Iraqi forces have retaken western town of Rutba

BAGHDAD — Bolstered by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi ground forces have recaptured the western town of Rutba after Islamic State fighters who had occupied the town ...

Airbus A320 one of most common planes in service

Airbus A320: Workhorse of the skies PARIS — The Airbus A320, the model of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday, is ...

Terror likely in EgyptAir crash

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities say terrorism likely caused the apparent crash of EgyptAir Flight MS804 early Thursday over the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Late in the day, ...

Egypt plane crashes in Mediterranean; terror attack possible

CAIRO — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island ...

Mourning engulfs Sadr City, Baghdad's deadliest district

BAGHDAD — Among the dozens killed when a truck bomb struck a crowded market last week in Baghdad's Sadr City were two brothers, the only ...

Bombs hit markets in Shiite Baghdad areas, killing 69

BAGHDAD — A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, officials ...

Egypt sentences 152 protesters to prison in spree of verdicts

CAIRO — Egyptian courts have in a single day convicted 152 protesters for breaking a law that effectively bans demonstrations, sentencing them to up to ...

Series of Baghdad bombings kill at least 93 on Wednesday

BAGHDAD — Three separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital Wednesday killed at least 93 people and wounded at least 165. The Islamic State group later ...