The defense minister ‘apologizes if the secretary was offended by words attributed to the minister,’ letter says. Israeli official reports Netanyahu contacted US top official in attempt to smooth over controversy sparked by defense minister’s comments
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — About 45 minutes have been cut from the nearly 3-hour high-finance extravaganza "The Wolf of Wall Street" for Dubai audiences, or a quarter of the film, leaving many viewers disappointed and confused about the sequence of events.
Congress is prepared to allow US President Barack Obama to restore $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt, which is on a political knife edge as the military-backed government bids to consolidate its rule. A clause inserted deep into a broad federal spending bill, which is expected to pass as early as Friday, authorizes Washington to send $975 million to the Egyptian government. This could be activated provided the US administration certifies that Egypt "has held a constitutional referendum, and is taking steps to support a democratic transition in Egypt." An additional $576 million in aid would flow if and when Egypt holds parliamentary and presidential elections.
Two families from Tel Aviv neighborhood slated for redevelopment capitulate just before police were to enforce court-ordered ouster.
Though Israeli concerns Assad to retain some of his toxic arsenal, weapon shipments may reach Hezbollah, IDF will hold fire at Syrian border as convoys remove chemical weapons from Syria
Indictment filed against Tzahi Antebi for harboring IDF soldier’s murderer, who resided in Israel illegally. Restaurant owner insists employee had residence permits
Robert Gates, man who said Netanyahu should ‘not be allowed back on White House grounds,’ slams prime minister in new book
By Tom Perry and Asma Alsharif CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians voted on Tuesday for the first time since the military deposed president Mohamed Mursi on a draft constitution that may set the stage for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. At least seven people were killed in confrontations between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police, official sources said, highlighting the tensions in the country. A small bomb went off in Cairo, injuring no one. The Brotherhood, still backing Mursi who is now in jail, has called for a boycott and protests over the draft, which deletes Islamic language written into the basic law approved a year ago when he was still in office.