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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks on a three-day European tour in Germany on Monday with strategic differences on Iran set to dominate as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after US withdrawal

Netanyahu to Push for Railway Linking Israel to Saudi Arabia

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz will “immediately launch” a trade route initiative called “Tracks for Regional Peace” that will see the establishment of a railway network linking Israel to Saudi Arabia. 

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Dozens of Somali Migrants Shot Dead on Boat in Red Sea

ADEN (AFP) – Dozens of Somali refugees including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat on the Red Sea, Yemeni officials and the International Organization for Migration said Friday. The bodies of 33 refugees were taken to hospitals in

An aerial view of the coast of the Red Sea and the two islands of Tiran and Sanafir is pictured through the window of an airplane near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egyptian Court Scuttles Plan to Give Contested Islands to Saudi Arabia

A political crisis is brewing in Egypt, as the High Administrative Court (one of three bodies that effectively fills the role of Supreme Court in Egypt) shot down a plan by the administration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to hand over a pair of disputed Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran (foreground) and the Sanafir (background) islands in the Strait of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. Saudi King Salman on April 11, 2016 wrapped up a landmark five-day visit to …

Egypt Court Backs Government in Red Sea Islands Dispute

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld an agreement to give control of two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, providing a boost for the government in a case that has prompted rare street protests.

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Dozens Feared Dead After Airstrikes Hit Prisons in Yemen

Dozens of prisoners and security personnel were feared dead after Saudi-led airstrikes on Saturday battered two prisons inside a security headquarters in a western port city, security and medical officials said.

An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010 as a top official announced that global energy majors are welcome to help develop …

Swiss Court Backs Iran in Decades-Old Oil Row With Israel

Switzerland’s highest court has ordered Israel to pay Iran around $1.1 billion plus interest in a decades-old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline company predating the 1979 Islamic revolution which made the countries enemies.

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Egypt Police Deploy Tear Gas on Anti-Government Protests

The Guardian reports: Security forces in Egypt have used teargas to disperse small protests against the president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, witnesses have said, deterring what opposition groups had expected to be a day of large demonstrations against his rule. This

Even as evening draws near, tourists enjoy one of the many beaches in the southern Israeli city of Eilat May 4, 2001, beaches which in previous years were packed full with visitors taking advantage of the almost year-round sun and warm weather.

Israel To Hire 500 Jordanians For Red Sea Hotels

Israel has authorised another 500 Jordanians to work in hotels in its Red Sea resort of Eilat to make up for a domestic labour shortage, the tourism ministry said Monday. “The need for workers in the hotel industry is growing

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David Brooks: God Parted the Dead Sea

New York Times columnist David Brooks, who views himself as something of an expert on history, having defended Barack Obama’s anti-Christian remarks at the National Prayer breakfast this year in which Obama chided Christians for criticizing Muslim violence by citing the Spanish Inquisition of 500 years ago, made a slight mistake in his column revolving around Passover published on Friday.