Newsweek spoke exclusively with four Israeli security officials charged with frontiers facing Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the southern borders with Egypt and Jordan, revealing their primary security concerns for 2021.
Newsweek looks at five of the most-affected nations by the Arab Spring—Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen—on the anniversary of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi's death that helped spark a regional revolt with mixed results.
Unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden will be a predictable interlocutor for most countries in the Middle East, including those not particularly glad to see him in the White House.
"It was never about me like it was never about us. It's about his ego," Aya Hijazi said, referring to her 2017 meeting with President Donald Trump.
Officials said the shark responsible for the attack was a six-foot-long oceanic whitetip.
One woman, given a forced anal and vaginal examination by the police, said it was so painful that she "bled for three days and could not walk for weeks" afterward.
Friday will begin the week-long celebration of Sukkot, during which Jews are expected to have meals in makeshift booths called sukkah.
Cuneiform tablets and other early examples of mail are still welcomed by the USPS, which has a surprising history of handling valuable objects.
Scientists used high-resolution 3D scans to peek inside the mummies of a cat, a bird and a snake.
My rape and assault on Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011 made headlines the world over, but women in Egypt continued to suffer abuse away from media attention, for years. This might be changing at last.
Moscow has not had a major military base in the Mediterranean since Egypt ordered out Soviet forces in 1972 has. This is changing.
The artifacts are thought to belong to Pharaoh Thutmose II, whose rule was short-lived and preceded that of his more famous wife and step-sister, Hatshepsut.
The 91-year-old was put on trial for murders and corruption by his democratically elected successors, but came to enjoy a lucrative retirement in his final years under Egypt's current autocratic rulers.
"If Nefertiti was buried as a pharaoh, it could be the biggest archaeological discovery ever," said Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves.
The necropolis at Tuna el-Gebel also features an expansive underground network of galleries where the research team says various types of animals have been buried.
Researchers wanted to investigate the feasibility of restoring vocal sounds of ancient human remains.
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has finished documenting ancient graffiti found in a small cave in the South Sinai.
Merit Ptah is frequently cited as the first female physician—even though there is no solid evidence she existed, says medical historian Jakub Kwiecinski.
The head cones were found in two separate graves at the archaeological site of Amarna
The granite statue was found during excavation work near the Temple of Ptah, the Ministry of Antiquities said.
The artefacts are thought to mostly date back to the New Kingdom (1570 to 1070 B.C.) and Hellenistic era (323 B.C.E. to 31 B.C.E.) but some of the earliest pieces are more than 5,000 years old.
Mohamed Ali's videos condemning the corruption of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's regime sparked violent protests in September.
The Egyptians mummified all manner of animals, including cats, dogs, falcons, monkeys, snakes, crocodiles, cows, and many others.
Activists, activists' families, academics, doctors have all been the targets of Sisi's irrational wrath. It's becoming easier to count those Egyptians who are not in jail than those in it.
Two well-known activists have been detained and tortured in a wave of arrests meant to crack down on protests against the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatteh el-SIssi,
Despite the government's iron fist, Egyptians are still intent on taking to the streets.
The New York Times said it was forced to turn to Ireland to help one of its reporters escape imminent arrest in Egypt, because the Trump administration failed to act.