Desert locusts in Israel hatched and formed groups of juveniles known as hoppers for the first time in more than 50 years, the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization reported.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Ya’alon, didn’t share information about alleged chemical weapons use by Syria when the officials met April 22 in Tel Aviv.
Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei sounded a warning about growing polarization in Egypt, criticizing President Mohamed Mursi just hours before U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s arrived today.
At least two rockets struck open areas in the southern Israeli city of Eilat this morning, police said. No injuries or damage was reported in the resort town, which sits adjacent to Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
Cairo University echoed with cheers in June 2009 when President Barack Obama addressed his audience with the Muslim greeting, assalamu aleikum, peace be upon you.
Two Americans traveling in the Sinai Peninsula were kidnapped by Bedouins demanding the release of a member of their tribe, an Interior Ministry official said.
Egypt’s navy seized a Togolese- flagged ship carrying heavy weapons late yesterday and was questioning crew members at the port of Safaga, Reuters reported.
Egypt said it will set up an oil services company in Sinai to help create jobs in the peninsula, the scene of clashes between police and Bedouin tribes in recent years.
Egypt’s army said it is determined to block all tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai peninsula to eliminate “terrorist hotbeds.”
The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting today after Israel stopped short of apologizing for the deaths of three Egyptian policemen amid attacks Aug. 18 near a southern Israeli resort town.