@WSJ Middle East and North Africa Correspondent based in Cairo. Formerly criminal justice reporter in NYC. Follow me on Instagram t.co/2rt6hF8upO

Islamic State Video Purports to Show Killing of Ethiopian Christians

wsj.com — A video released Sunday by Islamic State purports to show militants killing two separate groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, the second such mass execution of foreign Christians in the North African country. The video, which could not be independently verified, depicts two separate groups of Ethiopians being massacred.

Explosion Hits Bridge in Central Cairo, Killing At Least One

wsj.com — CAIRO-An explosion has hit a bridge near an upscale neighborhood in central Cairo, killing at least one person. An Associated Press reporter saw a corpse on the bridge, which connects Cairo's sister city of Giza to its upscale Zamalek neighborhood. A police officer at the scene said one person was killed in Sunday's blast.

Road to Extremism for Tunisian Museum Gunmen Went Through Libya

wsj.com — BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia-When Jaber Khachnaoui vanished in December, his family searched for him in vain, mystified why the 19-year-old who was about to finish high school would suddenly leave home without a word. In early February, the family got its answer when the young Tunisian called from an unidentifiable number.

Tunisia Prime Minister Fires Six Police Officers After Museum Attack

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-Tunisia's prime minister Monday dismissed six ranking police commanders, including the chief of tourist police, in response to what he cited as lapses that contributed to an attack that killed 20 foreign tourists and a police officer at a popular museum last week.

Tunisian Elite Police Recount Horror Day at the Museum

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-The two gunmen who attacked Tunisia's national museum on Wednesday fended off an elite unit of antiterrorism police for nearly two hours and were killed after a grenade they tossed failed to explode.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack

marketwatch.com — Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for the attack on a museum in the Tunisian capital that killed 21 people, including 18 foreign tourists. Wednesday's attack on the Bardo National Museum in the capital Tunis was aimed at "citizens of Crusader countries," the SITE Intelligence Group quoted the extremist group's media arm as saying.

Death Toll in Tunisia Tourist Massacre Rises to 21

wsj.com — The death toll in the Tunisia tourist attack rose to 21 people on Thursday, as authorities continued their search for accomplices in the assault that has shaken the North African nation. Tunisia's health ministry said the revised casualty toll in Wednesday's attack on the Bardo National Museum included 18 foreign tourists, a police officer, a museum employee and a third Tunisian who was not immediately identified.

Tourist Massacre Jolts Cradle of Arab Spring

wsj.com — Gunmen stormed a museum in Tunisia's capital on Wednesday, leaving 20 people dead, including 18 foreign tourists, after failing to launch an assault on the national assembly as lawmakers debated an antiterrorism bill. The rare attack, in central Tunis at one of the country's most popular tourist sites, cast a pall over one of the Arab Spring's few success stories.

Gunmen Storm Tunisian Museum, Killing Eight

wsj.com — At least eight people, including seven tourists, were killed on Wednesday when up to three gunmen stormed a popular museum in the heart of Tunisia's capital, holding several hostages, Tunisia's ministry of interior said.

Iraq Basketball Is a Far Cry From March Madness, but It’s Not All Bad

wsj.com — BAGHDAD-Late in a playoff game, Mychal Kearse, a flashy and slashing guard, was feeling it. He had just split three defenders and scored an emphatic dunk, bringing a sparse but energetic crowd to its feet and forcing the other team to call a timeout.
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Apr 18, 2015

RT @MarquardtA: Colleague in #Erbil reports 2 vehicles attacked US Consulate, 1 civilian car and the an ambulance. Exploded near the gate #Iraq

Apr 17, 2015

RT @DaliaEzzat_: Sisi denies media reports that Egypt had dispatched ground troops to support the Saudi-led campaign in #Yemen english.ahram.org.eg/News/127904.as…

Apr 16, 2015

Amazingly creative athlete sets himself up with an alleyoop to himself. deadspin.com/how-can-this-s…

Apr 16, 2015

RT @Ali_Gharib: One of the best fiskings I've seen in years. Had me literally laughing out loud: gq.com/blogs/the-feed… by @drewmagary (ht @EliClifton)

Apr 16, 2015

Compstat, Egypt style. President Sisi meets with top security officials to discuss rising tide of terrorism pic.twitter.com/Eo4YzN8Ura

Apr 16, 2015

Smart analysis by @yarotrof on Gulf direct engagements in the Middle East, as traditional power Egypt takes backseat wsj.com/articles/unsca…

Apr 16, 2015

RT @KulchiDiAllison: Total attacks in #Egypt in 1stquarter of 2015: 331. Total in all of 2014: 353. Total in all of 2013: 335 shar.es/1gNYWz via @TimepDC

Apr 16, 2015

If a head of state is commenting, the threats are obviously quite serious. twitter.com/julianbarnes/s…

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