World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian resistance faction Hamas has dismissed as "baseless" claims by an Egyptian general that the Gaza-based group stood behind a recent string of militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
"These claims are devoid of truth," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a press statement, a copy of which was obtained by Anadolu Agency.
On Wednesday, Gen. Nabil Abul-Naga declared that militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai "are being planned in Gaza under the supervision of Al-Qaeda leader Hisham al-Saeedani."
In his statement, however, Abu Zuhri asserted that al-Saeedani had been killed in an Israeli attack in October of last year.
He appealed to the Egyptian media and security officials to stop "the ongoing defamation campaign against the Palestinian people and resistance groups."
Since the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, relations between Hamas – an ideological offshoot of the Brotherhood – and Egypt's new military-backed rulers have worsened.
Iran's foreign minister has said that the war in Yemen will only be to Saudi Arabia's detriment.
Yemen has appointed a new interior minister who has been sworn in President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi's personal residence in Riyadh.
Turkey has sent humaniarian aid to Yemen refugees in Djibouti and is planning to send more to Yemen.
Arab forces have attacked Yemen's largest seaport on the Red Sea, damaging their armory and partly destroying two warships.
German and French envoys have said that they doubt that it is 'very likely' negotiators will miss end of June deadline
Egypt has summoned its envoy to Pakistan after Pakistan criticized the death sentences of former President Mohamed Morsi.
PKK and Iranian govt sign an agreement that PKK has suspended military operations inside Iran; in return, Iranian govt will support PKK especially in Iraq.
Oman and Iran have signed an agreement to set boundaries between their shared boundaries in the Sea of Oman.
A Pakistani military official says raids by security forces in the port city of Karachi have killed seven gunmen
The trial of the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, to open in Iran on Tuesday, a senior judicial official said.
Saudi-led jets have struck the home of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.
The UN has urged Lebanon to choose a president, a position that has been vacant since May 2014.
The Kurdish President Masoud Barzani has denounced the infighting between Kurdish fighters as 'suicide'.
A Cairo-hosted conference for Libyan tribes is scheduled to be held in the Egyptian capital from Monday through Wednesday
This is the first time pro-Muslim Brotherhood figures from Libya will attend a meeting in Cairo