Palestinians Offer New Details of Israel’s Botched Gaza Raid

The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate: Everyone knows everyone and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned …

Hariri at Lebanese UK Business Forum: Delay in government formation has not halted our progress in implementing CEDRE projects and reforms

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri gave the keynote speech this morning at the opening of the Lebanese-UK Business and Investment Forum at Savoy Placein London.

The other speakers at the session were the UK Minister of State for the Middle East …

Bid to raise $5.5 billion for millions of Syrians and their host communities

Some 5.6 million Syrians need help outside the war-torn country and one million of them are children born in exile, UN agencies and partners said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $5.5 billion to cover humanitarian needs for 2019.

Since …

Egypt Probes Images of Naked Couple Atop Pyramid

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images said to show a naked couple who scaled the Great Pyramid that has sparked outrage in the conservative Muslim country, an official said Tuesday.

In a video titled “Climbing the Great Pyramid …

Egypt Restricts Yellow Vests Sales to Avoid Copycat Protests

Security officials and retailers say Egyptian authorities have restricted the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month’s anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

They say industrial …