The tunnels under the border between the two nations were flooded by Egyptian forces last week amid fears that smuggled arms are destabilizing the Sinai Peninsula.
As the biannual event comes to a close in England's capital city, we round up some of the best moments on the stages and behind the scenes.
This season, TIME commissioned photography duo Therese + Joel to document the madness and mania from front row to backstage and everywhere in between. Here, the highlights from the whirlwind week.
The 37-year-old country singer, Mindy McCready, has died in a suspected suicide, police have said.
In scenes that could have been from a Hollywood movie, a flaming meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia Friday, injuring some 1,000 people, according to Associated Press reports.
The 26-year-old South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius, has had an eventful life, which has now been rocked by the charge that he murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
On Valentine's day, White Castle restaurants all over America, turn into a haven for lovebirds. In New York alone, more than 500 couples opted to make White Castle their Valentine's Day destination.
This week, the most carefully coiffed dogs in the world gathered at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show to compete for the top prize. TIME takes you behind-the-scenes.
The revelers and costumes were out in full force during Rio de Janeiro's annual carnaval.
A pervasive fear hangs over the Los Angeles area as Christopher Dorner, the renegade fugitive accused of killing three people, remains on the run.
Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign Feb. 28, becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years.
A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast, where more than 650,000 homes and businesses lost power, roads were impassable and New Englanders awoke Saturday to more than 2 feet of snow.
Photographers from more than 170 countries contributed to the 6th annual Sony World Photography Awards, whose winner is announced Feb. 5. Here are some of the shortlisted finalists.
The protests are spurred by disillusionment with the pace of democratic reforms, the toll of a grinding economic crisis and opposition to President Mohamed Morsi
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to win Super Bowl XLVII, the team's second.
Beyonce's Halftime Performance at Super Bowl XLVII
There's a permanence to space that far exceeds the fleeting lives of the people who come to explore it. This never seems truer than when we remember the people who have perished in the effort. Feb. 1 is NASA's official day of remembrance.
Flamboyant New York City Mayor Ed Koch, the brash politician who oversaw the city's financial recovery during three city hall terms, has died at age 88.
Great public buildings don't dwarf people; they enlarge them. And for 100 years-it opened on Feb. 2, 1913-one of the greatest has been Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
The weather system spans from Michigan to Louisiana across a broad expanse of the eastern half of the U.S., bringing winds strong enough to overturn 18-wheelers and reducing buildings to rubble.
When the action wanes, stars have always taken to the stage for the year's largest television audience
Hailing from France, Marine Deleeuw was 18 when she first strutted down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week last September. As the Big Apple prepares for the next round of shows in February, we look at the fast-paced life of a top fashion model.
A fire erupted at a nightclub in southern Brazil early Jan. 27. Nearly 250 people were killed and another 200 were injured in the deadliest fire of its kind in a decade.
A selection of the best photography from TIME's coverage of the revolution that started on Jan. 25, 2011, and its turbulent aftermath