One dead after doctor opens fire at New York City’s Bronx Lebanon hospital

A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman, authorities said. Several of those injured were left fighting for their lives, authorities said. The gunman, Dr. Henry Bello, fatally shot himself after trying […]

Egypt’s parliament approves Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

By Nashat Hamdy and Mahmoud Mourad Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday backed plans to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an agreement that has attracted widespread public criticism. House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdelaal said the required majority of lawmakers had voted for the agreement, which the government signed last year, […]

Sweden drops Assange’s rape investigation, but UK will be arrest him if he leaves embassy

Swedish prosecutors said Friday they would drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutors office said in a statement. “According to Swedish legislation, a criminal investigation is to be […]

Maintaining fiscal stability in Lebanon a ‘dance with wolves’: Central bank governor

By Hadley Gamble As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to make his first trip to the Middle East, some lawmakers back in Washington are seeking amendments to a law that could see further sanctions against Hezbollah and its political allies. “We are worried,” Lebanon’s central bank governor told CNBC this week. “We hope that the […]

Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace, says Tillerson

By Josh Lederman  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is assessing whether moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would help or hurt prospects for clinching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, revealing Trump’s criteria for a decision that could reverberate throughout the volatile Middle East. Since taking office, Trump has […]