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Hamas Sends ‘Message’ to Israel by Firing Rockets into Sea

Hamas Sends ‘Message’ to Israel by Firing Rockets into Sea

The Gaza Strip's rulers Hamas fired rockets into the sea on Monday after repeated exchanges of fire with Israel in recent days, Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses said. At least eight rockets were seen in the sky, heading toward the Mediterranean Sea, said AFP journalists in the coasta

Debate Rages in Tunisia between Supporters of Parliament, Salvation Conference

Debate Rages in Tunisia between Supporters of Parliament, Salvation Conference

aimed at addressing a national salvation plan that would be adopted by the new government. The suggestion was made after Tunisian parties refused to join the government coalition that Prime minister-designate Hichem Mechichi is working on forming and amid attempts to exclude certain parties from

Beirut Blast Case Referred to Supreme Judicial Council

The Beirut blast case was referred on Monday to the Supreme Judicial Council, which handles crimes infringing on Lebanon’s national security as well as political and state security crimes. The referral was the government’s last move before Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced its resignation on M

Egypt: Official Warnings after Slight Increase in Virus Infections

Egypt: Official Warnings after Slight Increase in Virus Infections

Egypt has reported a slight increase in the number of novel coronavirus infections for the fourth day in a row, in light of official warnings on a growing outbreak.

Aguila Saleh in Cairo to Discuss International Solution to Libya Crisis

Aguila Saleh in Cairo to Discuss International Solution to Libya Crisis

Speaker of the east-based Libyan parliament Aguila Saleh kicked off on Sunday an official visit to Cairo where he held talks with Egyptian, American and western officials as part of international and regional efforts aimed at reaching a political solution that prevents the eruption of a war over the

Tunisia to Make Wearing Masks Compulsory in Enclosed Spaces

Tunisia to Make Wearing Masks Compulsory in Enclosed Spaces

The Director of the National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases in Tunisia, Nissaf Ben Alaya, said that wearing masks would be made compulsory in enclosed spaces via a legal provision to be issued next week. The plan includes requiring a negative COVID-19 test to expatriates coming to Tunis

IMF Willing to Redouble Lebanon Efforts, Subject to Reform Commitment

IMF Willing to Redouble Lebanon Efforts, Subject to Reform Commitment

The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday it was willing to redouble efforts to help Lebanon after the devastating blast that hit Beirut, but said all of the country’s institutions needed to show willingness to carry out reforms. In a statement to an emergency donor conference for Lebanon, t

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