Cairo’s Antique Elevators, Glorious and Glitchy, Are Scenes of Love and Fear

CAIRO — When you reside in downtown Cairo, a neighborhood of European-meets-Egyptian facades in varied states of light grandeur, roundabouts whizzing with visitors and storefronts patchworked in riotously mismatched signage, it helps to domesticate a sure tolerance for options like honking, rundown actual property and geriatric elevators. Hager Mohamed was…

Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

JERUSALEM — The final two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli jail two weeks in the past have been recaptured early Sunday, the Israeli army mentioned. It mentioned the 2 have been arrested throughout a military raid of their hometown, Jenin, within the occupied West Bank. The…

‘There Is Chaos’; Iran-Backed Militias Battle Activists in a Holy Iraqi City

KARBALA, Iraq — One evening in May, Samira Abbas Kadhim was up late, ready for her son. She poked her head out of the gate of their small home, on the lookout for him down the slim avenue. Five minutes later, as she was in the kitchen, he was shot…

The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killer Robot

Iran’s prime nuclear scientist wakened an hour earlier than daybreak, as he did most days, to check Islamic philosophy earlier than his day started. That afternoon, he and his spouse would depart their trip residence on the Caspian Sea and drive to their nation home in Absard, a bucolic city…

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s Longest-Serving President, Dies at 84

ALGIERS — Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who joined his nation’s combat in opposition to French colonial rule within the 1950s, rose to international minister at 26, went into exile over corruption costs after which returned to assist lead the nation out of civil conflict, has died, state tv reported on Friday. He…

With Fuel from Iran, Hezbollah Steps In Where Lebanon Has Failed

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Hezbollah militant group stated it trucked greater than 1,000,000 gallons of Iranian diesel gasoline into Lebanon from Syria on Thursday, celebrating the transfer as a manner of spiting the United States whereas bringing much-needed assist to a rustic almost paralyzed by gasoline shortages. With Lebanon struggling…

Ida Nudel, ‘Angel’ to Soviet Jews Seeking to Flee, Dies at 90

Ida Nudel, who personified the Cold War wrestle of Jews to immigrate from the Soviet Union to Israel, died on Tuesday in Israel, the place she had lived since 1987. She was 90. Her demise was introduced by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who stated in a press release that Ms.…

U.S. and Egypt Put Improving Egypt’s Human Rights on the Agenda

CAIRO — Within days of one another, the United States and Egypt introduced strikes this week that, for the first time in years, would put human rights on the agenda in Egypt, a rustic that has change into infamous for jailing activists, focusing on journalists and squashing free speech. On…

For a Fractured Israel, a Film Offers Ominous Lessons From Ancient Past

JERUSALEM — A gripping political thriller swept throughout cinema screens in Israel this summer time, with the film prompting impassioned debate and hanging a significantly resonant chord with Israel’s precarious new authorities. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a right-winger, urged lawmakers to see the movie throughout a latest, stormy session of…