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Israel puts tunnel dug under Gaza border on display

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military brought journalists on Thursday to film a 2 km (1.25 mile) tunnel dug by militants from the Gaza Strip to Israel, saying it was putting the construction on display to show the continuing threat it faces from the territory. The Islamic Jihad militant group

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 20:31:59

Sobhy, 15-year-old Stefanoni in Grand Central squash tourney

The weeklong international pro event begins Thursday in Vanderbilt Hall. It's Sobhy's first squash tournament since the highest-ranked American tore her Achilles tendon in March. Stefanoni is the youngest player in tournament history. A high school freshman from Darien, Connecticut, she is "excited

AP - 2018-01-18 20:46:30

Senior IDF Official: Israel Will Only Collaborate on Humanitarian Projects in Gaza With PA, Not Hamas

The Strip's humanitarian crisis can be solved, the official says, but Hamas leaders don't understand they need to implement infrastructure solutions Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand guard near the border between Egypt and Gaza, January 14, 2018. \ IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS Israe

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-01-18 15:37:16

Top Sunni Islam cleric says meeting Pence would 'tear up my identity'

Grand imam of Al Azhar explains why he canceled meeting with US vice president He is one of several officials who refused to host Mike Pence on Mideast trip

CNN - 2018-01-18 16:12:13

2018 BlueBay Travel Award Winners

BlueBay Hotels, the eighth Spanish hotel company by international presence and the 10th largest hotel group regarding hotel rooms, celebrated the BlueBay Travel Awards gala event last night in Madrid. The event, now in its fourth year, has become an event of reference as a precursor to FITUR. More t

TRAVELPULSE - 2018-01-18 16:55:00

Ancient 'Two Brothers' mummy mystery solved thanks to high-tech DNA test

The 'Two Brothers' mummies (The University of Manchester). Experts at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have solved a 4,000-year-old mystery about a pair of mummies dubbed the 'Two Brothers.' By harnessing 'next-generation' DNA sequencing technology, scientists discovered that the mummies a

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 15:32:10

Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia

Egypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister. Egypt fears the dam, which is about 60 percent complete, will significantly reduce its v

ABC NEWS - 2018-01-18 09:46:00

Pence's Visit to the Middle East Serves No Purpose

The vice president should stay home rather than inflame an already bad situation. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, left, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listen as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press before a meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 18, in Washington. (Brendan Smialowsk

FOREIGN POLICY - 2018-01-18 12:46:59

Russia 2018 World Cup Is 'Likely Target For ISIS'

The World Cup soccer tournament hosted by Russia this summer will be a high-level target for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), because of both the nations competing and Moscow's military operation against the group in Syria, a U.S. security analysis firm said on Thursday. The tournament, to b

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-18 13:28:01

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

CAIRO (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts - Egypt's president and Jordan's king - on how to safeguard their vital ties

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-01-18 06:10:53

True believers want peace for Jerusalem, pope tells imam

Pope Francis embraces Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar University, at a conference on international peace in Cairo April 28, 2017. (CNS/Paul Haring) Vatican City - Christians, Muslims and Jews who are sincere about their faith must be committed to protecting the special character of Je

NCRONLINE.ORG - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Lack of uptake of Egyptian cement licences

Egypt's Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has not received any requests to obtain 11 cement plant licences, which were re-offered by the authority a year ago despite eight local and foreign companies purchased the statements of work before the end of December 2017, according to sources quoted i

CEMNET.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Thwarting Pilgrims' Progress: Minefields Channel Believers Into One Route to Israel's Holy Sites

Buses carrying thousands of Christian pilgrims descended upon Qasr el-Yahud on the first Sunday in January. They had arrived at that spot - the banks of the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized, according to religious tradition - from near and far, from Italy and Ramle, Nazareth and France, Bethle

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-01-18 01:58:32

Obama tells Letterman how algorithms undermined political promise of social media

3:33 P.M. ET Updated Apple to invest $350 billion in U.S. economy and create 20,000 jobs 3:32 P.M. ET Ignore the 'blockchain gimmicks' say the men behind the new blockchain ETFs 3:32 P.M. ET The Trump Scoreboard: How the president measures up after 1 year in office 3:22 P.M. ET Updated Fed's Beige

MARKETWATCH - 2018-01-17 19:16:00

Visiting bishops praise Gazans, but say Christian presence is shrinking

JERUSALEM - Even when a situation is hopeless, people must not lose hope, Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, South Africa, told parishioners at the Gaza Strip's only Catholic parish. Concelebrating Mass at Holy Family Parish in Gaza Jan. 14, the archbishop encouraged Gazans to hold fast to hop

CRUXNOW.COM - 2018-01-17 15:39:24

The Elusive Pursuit of Peace

Earlier this week, we honored the memory and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, the Christian pastor and non-violent civil rights leader, who was murdered in Memphis, TN five decades ago. Later this week, Vice President Pence will meet with the leaders of Israel, Egypt, and Jordan, as he travels

CONSTITUTION.COM - 2018-01-17 16:15:03

Pence's trip to the Middle East could spark action that results in tangible aid for persecuted Christians

As Vice President Mike Pence prepares for his visit to Egypt, Jordan and Israel that begins at the end of this week, concerns continue to mount for the Middle East's persecuted Christians - especially for refugees who are looking for the assistance promised by the United States to help them survive

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-17 08:30:53

Great Pyramid Void May Contain Mysterious Throne Carved From Meteorite Described in Ancient Texts

Ever since archaeologists revealed in November 2017 that one of the Great Pyramids of Giza contained a void potentially more than 100 feet long, the question of what exactly lies inside it has tantalized both scientists and the public. Now, one expert has put forth a hypothesis addressing the myster

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-17 11:20:02

Marubeni and Abu Dhabi's Masdar in $900 Million Egypt Wind Plan

Three companies including Japan's Marubeni Corp. and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co., also known as Masdar, teamed up to invest about $900 million in Egyptian wind parks. Egypt's ElSewedy Electric is also involved in the plan to build more than 700 megawatts. A first project of about 30 percent of the t

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-17 10:11:46

Netanyahu says Israel, India both face threat from radical Islam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was discussing with India ways to strengthen security cooperation against the menace of from Islamist extremism that both democracies faced. Netanyahu spoke while on a six-day tour of India, the first by an Israeli p

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 09:02:55