A spokesman for Egypt's security force said 10 men killed a mother and her two daughters for suspected lapses in morality.
Seven Egyptian security guards taken hostage while traveling through the Sinai peninsula were freed Wednesday.
The Arab Spring that prompted the ouster of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya also led to the rise of Islamists who are bent on creating Islamic states that adhere to Shariah law — and that fate could await Syria after dictator Bashar Assad falls.
The chances of becoming a victim of terrorism or other political violence in the United States are very, very low; but not as low as they are for the fortunate residents of Switzerland, Japan and ... Botswana?
By what measure does our foreign aid policy make common sense?
Remember when President Obama used to warn Syria's Bashar Assad to stop his mass killing and step down?
Parents whose spouses flee overseas with their children called Thursday for the federal government to put sanctions on countries that don't help get those children returned, saying it should be considered a human-trafficking issue, not merely a family dispute.
The State Department, already blamed for lax security leading up to the Benghazi terror attack, is getting some additional uncomfortable scrutiny for the way it spent an estimated $195 million last year training its diplomats in foreign languages.
Four gunmen fatally shot a man who was selling alcohol in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula Sunday, and security officials are pointing the finger at Islamist militants.