Israel returns to Egypt smuggled sarcophagus lids

May 23, 2016

Israel returns to Egypt smuggled sarcophagus lids

Israel on Sunday handed over to Egypt ancient artifacts it said had been illegally imported after they were smuggled out of their homeland through a third country. A foreign ministry statement said two sarcophagus lids — one dated to between the 16th and 14th ...

May 23, 2016

Hamas plans to execute convicted criminals in public in Gaza Strip

Authorities in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip are planning to carry out a series of public executions, the attorney general in the Palestinian enclave said on Sunday. Islamist movement Hamas has carried out previous executions in Gaza, although rarely in public and mainly of people ...

Israeli divers find 1,700-year-old shipwrecked Roman treasure trove

May 17, 2016

Israeli divers find 1,700-year-old shipwrecked Roman treasure trove

A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel’s biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades, archaeologists said Monday as the priceless objects were showcased for the first time. The treasures were found last month by divers Ran Feinstein and Ofer Raanan when ...

Hezbollah says Sunni extremists killed military chief in Syria

May 15, 2016

Hezbollah says Sunni extremists killed military chief in Syria

Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah on Saturday blamed Sunni extremists for killing its top military commander in Syria and vowed to keep fighting to defend President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Islamist State (IS) jihadi group, meanwhile, briefly overran a government-controlled hospital in the eastern ...

May 13, 2016

Top Hezbollah military commander killed in Syria

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group said Friday its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in the Syrian capital of Damascus, a major blow to the militant group. Badreddine, 55, had been supervising the group’s involvement in Syria’s civil war since Hezbollah ...