Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian National Council at his compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Report: Furious Abbas Plans on Cutting Aid to Gaza

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will reportedly cut financial aid to the beleaguered Gaza Strip in protest over Qatar’s decision to circumvent the PA and send funds directly to the Hamas-run coastal enclave.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he addresses a crowd of demonstrators at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 30 August 2006. Workers from a cross section of trade unions representing Palestinian Authority employees marched to the PA headquarters to demand their salaries. Unemployment levels …

Abbas Attacks Trump’s Policy on Jerusalem as ‘Sinful’

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated.”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the media with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) following talks at the Chancellery on April 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Abbas is meeting with Merkel as well as other European leaders as well as Vladimir Putin of Russia in an effort to gain …

Abbas Threatened by Rise of Mohammad Dahlan in Gaza

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is expected to sit down on Sunday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for a meeting that is being described as critical to the future relations of the two sides.

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Abbas to Visit Egypt for ‘Urgent’ Talks

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will travel to Cairo over the weekend to meet with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for “urgent” talks, the PA’s envoy to Egypt said Tuesday, amid tensions over Egypt’s involvement in an internal Palestinian rift.

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Fears of Migrant ‘Exodus’ from Egypt

The European Union (EU) is watching the migrant situation in Egypt after an increase in sea crossings and following claims from Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that five million migrants are residing in the country waiting to cross the Mediterranean.

A relative of one of the Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly murdered by Islamic State (IS) group militants in Libya reacts after hearing the news on February 16, 2015 in the village of Al-Awar in Egypt's southern province of Minya.

Egypt: Elderly Christian Woman Stripped Naked, Beaten by Muslim Mob

In southern Egypt a 70-year-old Christian woman was stripped, beaten and marched naked through the streets by an armed mob of some 300 Muslim men, in punishment for being the mother of a Christian man suspected of carrying on a relationship with a Muslim woman.

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ISIS: Destroying Egypt’s Sphinx, Pyramids Is ‘Religious Duty’

ISIS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told followers of his terror group that destroying Egypt’s national monuments, such as the pyramids and the sphinx, is a “religious duty” that must be carried out by those who worship Islam, as idolatry is strictly banned in the religion, according to reports.