The US envoy arrives at a time when Israelis and Palestinians seem most absorbed with fixing their own houses before dealing with their neighbors.
Israeli forces struck two United Nations schools in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people, as international call for an immediate cease-fire grew.
Nora Younis has risen to fame in Egypt by pressing for change on her political blog.
Egypt hosted Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan, Yemen, and the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday in a bid to protect valuable maritime trade routes from pirates.
In a report released Wednesday, the group says 33 refugees, migrants, and asylum-seekers have been killed since 2007 while trying to cross into Israel.
Their 10-day ordeal highlights risks to adventure travelers and their guides in remote Egypt due instability in neighboring countries.
Parliament is expected to consider a measure in its next session that would criminalize harassment, which 83 percent of women say they face.
After a hot day in one of the world’s most crowded cities, many young Cairenes come to escape the heat as well as their parents’ disapproving gaze.
Many Egyptians complain the government is not doing enough to save slum-dwellers buried in a Saturday morning rock slide that killed at least 31 people.
Networks of tunnels underneath the Egypt-Gaza border are used to ferry everything from food to weapons into the impoverished Gaza Strip.
Last week, police arrested Ahmed Maher and about 14 other online critics who had organized through the social networking website.
Islamist opponents from the Muslim Brotherhood argue that the law imposes foreign values on Egyptians.
Ahmed Maher says he was arrested and tortured by Egyptian authorities for starting a group on the popular social-networking site that was intended to support a nationwide strike.
A 'bread crisis' that broke out in January has not subsided despite government efforts.
At Cairo's elite American University, the Bussy Project addresses thornier issues confronting women across the Muslim world.
The opposition Muslim Brotherhood, facing repression, failed to harness growing public discontent.
This weekend's Arab League gathering of Middle East and North African countries in Syria is expected to be a display in regional divisions.
President Hosni Mubarak's regime is clamping down on the banned opposition group ahead of next month's local elections.
Cairo is working hard for a cease-fire, partly to curb Iran's growing clout.
Meeting in Cairo fails to mend the divide between President Abbas and Hamas over Gaza border.
Alleged weapons smuggling in tunnels underneath the Egypt-Gaza border has become a major sticking point amid President Bush's new push for peace in the Middle East.
The Arab League's secretary-general flies into Beirut this week in an effort to end the country's presidential stalemate.