Palestinians & Israeli Affairs

Israel’s Netanyahu, Gantz make ‘significant progress’ toward unity govt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz on Sunday announced “significant progress” in talks toward forming an emergency unity government amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Gantz, whose now

Praying outside Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but unable to enter

JERUSALEM - Two weeks before Easter, a group of Roman Catholic priests gathered before the locked doors of the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Friday chanting

Arab world

Syria reports first death from coronavirus

AMMAN - Syria’s health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by coronavirus in

More coronavirus cases in Libya as fighting rages

MISRATA, Libya - Artillery blasts shook Libya’s capital Tripoli on Sunday as fighting raged even as the nation confirmed five more cases of the coronavirus for a total of eight. The