Greece to allow tourists from Israel, Lebanon

The European country will open up for tourists from Israel, Lebanon and several other European countries in June.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 29, 2020
al-monitor A waiter wearing a protective face mask serves customers in a coffee shop, with the Acropolis hill in the background, as restaurants reopen following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Athens, Greece, May 25, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Costas Baltas.

Will Israel fully legalize use of cannabis?

Several ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government support the full legalization of cannabis use.

Mordechai Goldman | | May 27, 2020

Cairo cracks down on social media influencers

Internet personalities in Egypt, especially women, are the target of a government campaign against debauchery and other charges that rights activists say violate free speech.

Shahira Amin | Social Media | May 26, 2020

Israeli-Arabs adapt Eid al-Fitr celebrations to new coronavirus reality

Israeli-Arabs are adapting to the new coronavirus reality, where mosques are open but restrictions remain in place.

Afif Abu Much | | May 26, 2020

Egypt makes major archaeological discovery amid coronavirus crisis

A joint Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission announced a major discovery in the Bahnasah region, in Minya governorate, consisting of a unique cemetery.

Rasha Mahmoud | Archaeology | May 26, 2020