After Dr. Shree-Krishna Kashichawa treated hundreds of quake victims, he discovered his family home was devastated in disaster; his colleagues quickly set out to build temporary shelter for them.
Incoming government seeks to pass bill allowing unlimited appointments of ministers and deputies, claiming proposal will not affect budget despite expected costs in tens of millions of shekels.
After US, Palestinian rebuke decision to construct 900 homes in Ramat Shlomo, EU statement says settlement policy threatens two state solution.
At the age of 8, Tamir Elazar walked from Ethiopia to Sudan to reach Israel. At 11, he heard his first racial slur, and struck back. Today a lieutenant colonel in the IDF, he understands the reasons for the recent protests by the Ethiopian Israeli community, and has a message for them.
An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on corruption accusations, after he was cleared of murder charges in another case. Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal, also sentenced to three years, were present in the caged dock, wearing suits and sunglasses. The three had all been arrested in 2011, months after Mubarak was toppled in a popular 18-day uprising after three decades in power.
Djibouti's president has warned Yemen's civil war and a resurgent Al-Qaeda pose a threat to the Middle East, but pledged continuing support to refugees fleeing the conflict, he told AFP in an interview. Ismail Omar Guelleh said the war in Yemen, on the other side of a narrow sea channel from the Horn of African nation of Djibouti, was stoking dangerous rivalries between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, bolstering Al-Qaeda's franchise in the country and posing wider risks for the region. Guelleh also warned the violence could allow the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) franchise to expand its power and control. AQAP "is taking advantage of these renewed tensions between Sunnis and Shiites… this may create a big gap between Yemeni people, who had never felt the difference between the two communities," Guelleh said in an interview at the presidential palace in Djibouti.
New gov’t has yet to be sworn in, but Yesh Atid leader already set up alternative cabinet to point out its mistakes; ‘We will be waiting for them behind every corner’.
A top adviser to the Iranian president called on Saturday for a more active British foreign policy in the Middle East after Prime Minister David Cameron's upset election victory. The remarks by Hamid Aboutalebi, President Hassan Rouhani's deputy chief of staff for political affairs, come as six major powers, including Britain, seek a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic. Aboutalebi complained that in the negotiations that led to a framework accord last month Britain had taken a back seat, and called for a more active role in the efforts under way to reach a full agreement by June 30. "British policy in the region and on the nuclear issue in recent years has been far from the capacities of that country and has been overshadowed by American policy," he tweeted.