Middle East
  • Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly murdered by Islamic State (IS) group militants in Libya react after hearing the news on February 16, 2015 in the village of Al-Awar in Egypt's southern province of Minya. Egypt's leader vowed to punish the 'murderers' responsible for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians after the Islamic State group in Libya released a video purportedly showing the mass killing. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

    The campaign comes one day after a video was released showing the beheading of 21 Christian Egyptians, drawing Egypt into open action. The video is the first to be released by an IS group outside of Syria and Iraq. 

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 16, 2015, 10:08 AM EST
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter. (Anadolu Agency/Getty)

    Officials in several countries ponder way forward with Syria's leader.

    Middle East,Bashar al-Assad,Damascus,Free Syrian Army,Syria,Natalie Shure


    Published Date : Feb 26, 2015, 4:49 PM EST