Cairo car bomb kills at least 20 outside hospital

Interior ministry blames Hasm group for blast that injured dozens near cancer institute Twenty people have been killed and 47 injured after a car bomb collided with other vehicles, triggering an explosion outside a cancer hospital in central Cairo. The blast occurred around midnight local time on a road running alongside the Nile River in an area outside Egypts National Cancer Institute. Pictures taken just after the incident and said they were searching the Nile for additional victims who may have fallen in during the attack. In the morning, police and security officials watched over patients accessing the institute, where twisted metal, possibly from the bumper of a car, hung from the damaged facadeand broken glass and tiles covered the …

Trump wants to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia. Congress must stop him | Mohamad Bazzi

The administration wants to sell $8bn of weapons to Saudi Arabia and UAE and prop up a morally indefensible war On the Friday before Memorial Day, when few Americans were paying attention, the Trump administration announced that it would to block the administration from going ahead with the sales by introducing 22 resolutions of disapproval one for each of the deals cleared by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The effort is led by two unlikely allies: Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey and frequent Trump critic, and Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who is one of Trumps biggest supporters. The two senators agree on one thing: that Saudi Arabia should face more scrutiny of its actions in …

Libyan officials say 200 people have been killed in recent fighting

Khalifa Haftars bid to topple UN-recognised government has displaced 50,000 people Nearly 200 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in the most recent wave of fighting in Libya, officials said this weekend. The offensive to take control of Tripoli WHO tweeted. The US appears to have accepted the view of its chief Middle Eastern allies that Haftars assault can be seen as the act of a strong leader fighting Islamist extremist militias in Tripoli. But many independent Libyan experts claim Haftar has no commitment to democracy, and himself deploys Salafist militia in his self-styled Libyan National Army. At least nine people were killed in an attack on Saturday on a military training camp used by forces loyal …

Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians after car ramming, military says

Palestinian foreign ministry claims two West Bank men killed in brutal execution Israeli troops have shot dead two Palestinian attackers after they deliberately drove a car into a group of soldiers, seriously wounding one and injuring another, the military said. The incident occurred after the soldiers had stopped their vehicle overnight about six miles (10km) north-west of the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A third Palestinian in the car was wounded, the army said. Spates of ramming attacks and stabbings by Palestinians against Israeli security forces and civilians peaked in late 2015 and 2016. Many were carried out by individuals rather than members of militant groups, and the frequency of such attacks has since decreased. There …