- Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.
- Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.
- Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.
- Tunisians gear up for pivotal elections
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011.
- Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.