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Netanyahu set to approve first West Bank settlement for 20 years

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected to sign off on Thursday on building the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank for two decades, even as he negotiates with Washington on a possible curb on settlement activity. Netanyahu was due to convene his security cabinet later in the day to approve… Read More »

Egyptian military's role in economy likely to be reduced after two-three years – PM

CAIRO: The role of Egypt’s military in the economy is likely to decrease in two to three years, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said in a television interview with CBC. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a former military general, has promised to revive the economy after assuming office in 2014 and has called in the army to… Read More »

Israeli energy minister to visit Turkey in first such trip for six years

ANKARA: Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz will visit Turkey on Thursday in the first ministerial visit between the two countries for six years, Israel’s embassy in Ankara said in a statement on Monday. Steinitz will meet with his Turkish counterpart Berat Albayrak and also attend the World Energy Congress in Istanbul. Relations between the two… Read More »