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.
Moscow is turning blind eye to regime ceasefire violations, Syrian opposition figure tells Anadolu Agency from Geneva
The deal between Aramco and Malaysia's Petronas for the $27 billion project will be signed on Tuesday, the prime minister said.
For the past few days players past and present have been franticly "briefing reporters, providing leaks, and besmirching their opponents, some directly and some obliquely," as Maariv daily put it on Monday.
Around 30 people still trapped under rubble, says a civil defense official
Authorities say "terrorist bombing" struck a police bus in eastern Bahrain
Tasnim news agency said the Dehlaviyeh, a laser-guided missile, had also been successfully tested.
Opposition fighters declare capture of Tadif town from Bashar al-Assad regime
At times in the long and rambling letter, published in English and Farsi on his website, he appears to find a kindred spirit in Trump.
Since the 2011 uprising, the Arab world's most populous nation has suffered a slump in key tourism revenues, slowing economic growth and investment, double-digit inflation and falling foreign currency reserves.
In Johnson's first visit as foreign secretary to Egypt, he also discussed boosting trade, with UK company investments having reached $30 billion in 2016, according to Britain's Foreign Office.
The visit is the first by a Saudi foreign minister to the Iraqi capital since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003
19-year-old medic Elor Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter for the murder of 21-year-old Palestinian Abdel Fattah al-Sharif in the head after he had already been disarmed and injured in an incident in al-Khalili last year.
Homs has been under the full control of the government since May 2014 when rebels withdrew from the centre under a UN-brokered truce deal.
Nuclear weapons require uranium enriched to 80 percent or more.
King Salman's first stop will be close ally Malaysia, which the late king Abdullah visited 11 years ago.
In an online statement, SDF spokesman Talal Sello said Votel had met with several SDF commanders.