United States Agency for International Development (USAID) search and rescue officials and K-9 Units depart from Fairfax, Va., for Haiti on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday and International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally said an estimated 3 million people may have been affected by the quake and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the scope of the destruction to emerge.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is expected to name Mohamed Badie as its new Supreme Guide on Saturday – a move that could alienate reformists and stymie their efforts to challenge President Mubarak.
A thick layer of ice covers Florida oranges in Dover, Fla. on Jan. 11.
With Cairo in transition, collectors scramble to save a fading era.
Israel says the wall, a $270 million project unveiled Sunday aimed at stemming immigration from Africa, will ensure its Jewish and democratic character.
US Mideast Envoy George Mitchell hinted over the weekend that the US could withhold loan guarantees from Israel to pressure the Jewish state back to peace talks with Palestinians. Aid has been used to try to change Israel's behavior in the past, with mixed results.
Egyptian archeologists presented new evidence Monday that the people who worked on the Great Pyramids of Giza were not Jewish slaves, but paid laborers. Newly discovered tombs show construction workers were honored by being buried near the pyramids.
The US relaunches peace efforts in the Middle East conflict, this time apparently focusing right away on ‘final status’ issues.
The attack that killed six Christians as they left a Jan. 7 Christmas mass, and the ensuing clashes between Christian protesters and Egypt's mainly Muslim security forces, may signal a turn for the worse.
Defne Bayrak, the Turkish wife of suspected Jordanian double agent Balawi, says she was shocked at the news of his suicide attack. She also said that while in Jordan, he wrote articles for jihad websites.