Explosion Targets Tourist Bus near Giza Pyramids

An explosion targeting a tourist bus near a museum in the Giza pyramid complex has left at least 16 people injured, according to local authorities. There are no reports of deaths.

According to RT, most of those hurt are foreign tourists, Reuters reported. The explosive device went off close to the Grand Egyptian Museum fence as the bus was passing. The museum, still under construction, is set to be the largest archaeological museum in the world when it opens in 2020. It is located approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids.

Pictures posted on social media showed a bus with some of its windows blown out or shattered, and debris in the road next to a low wall with a hole in it.

IRGC Chief: Middle East A Potential Field of Fire for US

TEHRAN– The growing aversion to the US across Muslim countries and the strong anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiments among the younger generation have turned the Middle East region into a tinderbox for the US, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said.

Addressing a military gathering in Tehran on Sunday, Major General Hossein Salami highlighted Washington’s fear of attacks by resistance groups and the growing number of young Muslims in Islamic countries who have a craving for a battle against the US and Israel, saying these have turned the region into a “potential field of fire” for the US.

Foreign Minister Zarif Says There Will Be no War in the Region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed confidence that no war would break out in the Middle East amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

"As Leader of the Islamic Revolution has also announced, we are certain that no war will break out because neither we want a war, nor has anyone the idea or illusion that it can confront Iran in the region," Zarif told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) before ending his visit to Beijing, China, on Saturday, according to Press TV.

Saudi, UAE Pressuring Egypt to Take Hostile Stance against Iran

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have reportedly stepped up pressure on Egypt to make the North African country take an overtly hostile position against Iran.

Citing some sources close to the Egyptian presidency, the New Arab or al-Araby al-Jadeed, a London-based pan-Arab media outlet, reported on Saturday that the pressure has mounted following recent “sabotage attacks” on four oil tankers off the coast of Fujairah.

The report said while Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are pressuring Arab states to take a more aggressive stance on Iran, Cairo has refused to fall in line.

Zionists Must Not Miscalculate Iran, Says Pak Ex-Army Chief

Pakistan former army chief says Zionist entity must not think of any military misadventure with Iran backed by the US, as Iranians are capable of giving a big surprise to the illegitimate state threatening its very existence.

General (retd) MirzaAslam Beg in his article published in daily 'The Nation’ said it appears that, both USA and Zionist regime have learnt no lessons from their contemporary wars in the region.

He said President Trump is building up his strategic naval forces, in the Gulf Region, not to fight the ‘naval superiority battle’ of the deep seas, but to apply “Shock and Awe” therapy on the Iranians.