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Egypt Unrest

  • Death toll from Cairo protests reaches 50: officials

    About 50 people were killed in protests in Cairo on Friday, security officials said. Thousands of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi have been staging nationwide protests against a security crackdown on Islamists.

    (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Michael Georgy)
    by Clare Richardson edited by Margarita Noriega (Reuters) 8/16/2013 3:32:23 PM
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U.S. military says air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani on Sunday in what appeared to be the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has provided lethal aid to the rebels.