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gypt will attract about 20 percent more visitors this year compared with 2014, the tourism minister said on Monday, as the holiday sector recovers after four years of political upheaval, violence and street protests. About 2.15 million tourists...
Israel inflicted "massive and unprecedented harm" to Palestinian civilians in the 2014 Gaza war with indiscriminate fire and lax rules of engagement, a report said on Monday, citing testimony given anonymously by dozens of troops.  ...
The Saudi-led Arab alliance conducting air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen is considering calling truces in specific areas in Yemen to allow humanitarian supplies to reach the country, the Saudi foreign minister said on Monday.   Adel...
Two protesters were killed on Monday, a leading rights activist said, as demonstrations against a decision by President Pierre Nkurunziza's to seek a third term in office ran into a second week.   Police in the Musaga district of Bujumbura...
Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's BND intelligence agency against accusations that it violated laws by helping the United States spy on officials and firms in Europe and said her office would cooperate fully with a parliamentary...
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday he would not join the new coalition government being formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, citing disputes over legislation.   The walkout by the far-right Lieberman raised the...
Egypt has issued a five-year tender to lease a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, the head of the state gas board told Reuters on Monday, seeking to tackle an energy crisis. Egypt was once an energy exporter but declining oil and...
NATO launched one of its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea on Monday, inviting non-member Sweden for the first time, amid increasing tensions between Russia and its northern neighbours.   More than a dozen vessels from 11...
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Saudi Arabia and Paris this week to discuss Middle Eastern issues, a spokeswoman said on Monday.   Kerry will be in Riyadh on Wednesday and Thursday to meet with senior Saudi leaders to discuss...
Happiness is contagious, researchers reported. The same team that demonstrated obesity and smoking spread in networks has shown that the more happy people you know, the more likely you are yourself to be happy. And getting connected to happy people...

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