Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

Palestinian shot dead after throwing explosive device at Israeli soldiers

By | 2019-02-04T22:21:25+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Middle East|

Second Palestinian who tossed device moderately wounded, with Palestinian media reports saying the pair were on a motorcycle at the time of the incident

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80 Falashmura land in Israel as thousands in Ethiopia wait for Aliyah

By | 2019-02-04T21:55:35+00:00 February 4th, 2019|World|

This is the first group of Falashmura, descendants of Ethiopian Jews who converted to Christianity, to arrive in Israel as a result of an Israeli decision to bring 1,000 of the 8,000 still waiting in Ethiopia

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Hezbollah leader brushes off U.S. concerns over appointed cabinet members

By | 2019-02-04T21:37:51+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Middle East|

In response to U.S. alarm over Hezbollah's presence in Lebanon's new cabinet, the group's leader reassures Washington that it's ministers will not use their power to serve the group's agenda

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Heads of Hamas and Islamic Jihad meet Egyptian officials for Gaza talks

By | 2019-02-04T19:58:01+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Middle East|

Islamic Jihad reportedly seeks to make clear that it will retaliate against Israeli moves in Gaza, while Hamas chief wants approval for a tour of Arab and Muslim countries

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New constitutional amendments could allow Sisi to stay in power till 2034

By | 2019-02-04T19:39:40+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Middle East|

The proposed amendments were submitted to the speaker of parliament on Sunday. Any changes need approval by two-thirds of parliament members, followed by a referendum.

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Egyptian court seeks death penalty for eight accused of plotting murder of Sissi

By | 2019-02-04T19:06:48+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Middle East|

The military court will transfer the case to Egypt's top religious official, the Grand Mufti, who rarely challenges court decisions

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