Brazil risks Middle East trade with Israel embassy move

A proposal by Brazil's next president to relocate its embassy in Israel, following U.S. President Donald Trump's lead, may set off a diplomatic storm in the Muslim world, threatening a key market for the world's largest meat companies. Brazil is by far the world's largest exporter of halal meat, which complies

Libya commander Haftar visits Russia ahead of conference

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported, signalling Kremlin support ahead of a conference aimed at settling the north African country's years of strife. Russia's military has long shown backing for the powerful Libyan commander, who dominates eastern

Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee’s saviour

Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, according to the Bible. Today, that doesn't require a miracle. Long periods of drought and over-pumping have brought the lake low. A reedy island has materialised at its southern edge, and will soon be a peninsula. Holiday-makers and fishermen teeter