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Egypt transport minister resigns after train crash kills 25

Inside the station, the train’s blackened engine could be seen tilted to one side next to a platform. Eyewitness Ibrahim Hussein said: “I saw a man pointing from the locomotive as it entered the platform, and screaming ‘There are no brakes, there are no brakes’ before he jumped out of the locomotive. And I don’t know what happened to him.” ...

Egypt’s foreign minister lauds ‘economic progress’ as President Sisi readies for extended tenure

Egypt’s foreign minister praised economic reforms underway in the country, stressing that the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, remained the right man for the job amid continued threats to security and stability. “Of course the president has been effective in creating security and stability and economic progress, implementation of economic reform,” Sameh Shoukry told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Monday during ...

Nasrallah: Warsaw meet unmasked Israel-Gulf ties, Arab leaders Israel’s ‘tools’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday dismissed last week’s Middle East conference in Warsaw as “weak and stale,” and warned that Arab leaders moving toward normalization with Israel were only “a tool” in Israel’s hands. In a speech marking the terror group’s annual remembrance day for “martyrs,” Nasrallah said the summit in Poland, which focused strongly on Iran’s belligerence in the region, aimed to ...

ISRAELI FILM WINS TOP PRIZE AT BERLINALE

adav Lapid’s Synonymes, a drama about an Israeli who tries to forget his roots during an extended Parisian sojourn, took the Golden Bear, the top prize at the 69th Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday night. It was a controversial choice, dividing audiences between those who thought it was pretentious, self-indulgent drivel and those who saw in it ...

Opinion For Israel’s Golden Intel Boys, It Starts With Terror and Ends With Greed

A coincidence brought together two stories in Haaretz last Wednesday. One reported on the sadistic abuse of two Palestinians by soldiers from the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, while the other told of astonishing meddling abroad by Israeli intelligence companies. Ostensibly the conduct of the battalion is more sickening. But actually the actions of veterans of the Mossad and the military’s signal intelligence unit, ...

Government attempting to deport Indigenous man to New Zealand

The Australian government is attempting to deport another Indigenous man to New Zealand, despite him having no ties to the country where he was born while his parents were visiting the country more than 30 years ago. Tim Galvin’s mother and three brothers are Australian-born citizens, and his father is a UK-born citizen. His mother has signed a statutory declaration stating ...

Australia dominate start of Formula One on water

The first rule of launching something brand new is talk a big game. And then back it up. For months they’ve spoken about warp speeds on water, the fastest crafts in the world. They’ve openly spoken about the prospect of F50s that can nudge speeds of 100 kilometres an hour flying headfirst towards each other, the ultimate cat-and-mouse game daring ...

Riyadh and Tehran ‘fight for influence’ in Lebanon

Iran’s foreign minister has promised business deals to Lebanon, while some in Beirut are anticipating aid from Riyadh on the back of a forthcoming visit from a Saudi delegation. Two weeks after Beirut announced the formation of a government following an eight month impasse, the Middle East’s major regional rivalry is playing out in the Levant. Adviser to the Saudi ...

Hezbollah calls for talks on Lebanon state debt

Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s government last month categorically ruled out restructuring and pledged to repay debt at existing interest rates BEIRUT: Hezbollah urged Lebanon’s new government on Tuesday to negotiate with banks to restructure the country’s massive national debt. The unprecedented call by a Hezbollah member of Parliament suggests that the group, which for the first time controls three ministries, ...

Nine facts about the medical evacuation bill

With the medical evacuations bill now cleared by the Senate, and with politicians coming off the long run with all kinds of misleading claims about what this package does, let’s spell out some basic facts. How do the medical evacuation procedures work? The new legislation sets out the conditions by which sick people on Nauru and Manus Island can be transferred to ...