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What will the Hajj fare for the 2017 Hajj be?

What will the Hajj fare for the 2017 Hajj be? Without any atom of doubt, this is the most resounding question going on in...
Palestine, Israel

Starving Striking Palestinian Prisoners leader put in isolation

A leader of a sweeping hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails was put in solitary confinement on Monday as Israel was seeking...

Mentally Disturbed Man Arrested in Connection With Jerusalem Stabbing

A British woman has been stabbed to death on a tram in Jerusalem. She has been named as student Hannah Bladon by Israel’s ambassador to...
A Dolphin Z-9 helicopter of China's Navy missile frigate CNS Yulin flies off the deck of Singapore's Navy missile frigate RSS Intrepid during the "Exercise Maritime Cooperation 2015", May 25, 2015. The Singapore and Chinese navies concluded the inaugural Exercise Maritime Cooperation 2015 on May 25. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

Israel welcomes U.S. missile strike on Syria

Israeli leaders hailed Friday the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian army air base. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement...
Palestine, Israel

Palestinian vehicular attack leaves 2 hurt, assailant shot dead

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian after he rammed his car at a group of people near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, seriously...
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Israeli government avoids early elections over new broadcaster

After weeks of a crisis looming over Israel's government, an agreement was reached on Thursday between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Moshe Kahlon,...
An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)

Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits southern Israel

A Israeli military spokesman said a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Saturday morning, causing no injuries or damage. ...
Arab Summit

Jordan says Arab Summit to focus on Palestinian issue, Jerusalem

King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that the Arab Summit slated for late March will focus on the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem,...
AFP/File / Oli Scarff Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has won a British prize that called for rude poems about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Britain still committed to two-state solution – Boris Johnson

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived Wednesday in Israel and stated that his country remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,...
Muslim calls to prayer

Israel advances “muezzin bill” to silence Muslim calls to prayer

In a preliminary reading on Wednesday, Israel's parliament voted in favor of the controversial "muezzin bill" that limits mosques from using loudspeakers for calls...
A settler woman walks past an Israeli soldier standing guard in East Jerusalem. Photo: IRIN/Andreas Hackl (file photo)

Israeli parliament passes law barring entrance of boycott supporters

Israel's parliament approved on Monday night a law to prohibit boycott supporters from entering the country. Under the new law, foreign nationals...
Palestine, Israel

Israelis believe Gaza policies worsen security

A new poll released on Sunday showed that most of the Israelis believe that the government's policies in the Gaza Strip have undermined security. ...
A specialist inspects the tunnel where Mexico's drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped through, in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, on July 14, 2015. Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could not have escaped from prison without inside help, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said on Monday, pledging to bring to justice all those involved in the brazen scheme. (Xinhua/Mario V?zquez/MVT) (jp)

Israel says Hamas has 15 cross-border “terror” tunnels

Israeli military officials said Sunday that Hamas has 15 cross-border warfare tunnels that can be used to attack Israel, local media reported. ...
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Israeli soldier injured by explosive in West Bank

The Israeli military said that a soldier was slightly injured by an explosive device hurled at him near the West Bank city of Nablus...
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Israeli soldier gets 18 months in jail for killing Palestinian

An Israeli military court sentenced on Tuesday Sgt. Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison after he was convicted of manslaughter for shooting...
Iraq

Feb. 19 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ABU DHABI -- The biennial International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) kicked off here on Sunday with special focus on disruptive technology. ...

Benjamin Netanyahu rejected secret U.S.-pitched regional peace deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace plan pitched to him by then U.S. Secretary of States John Kerry last year,...

Israel’s envoy to Egypt recalled over security concerns

Israel's Shin Bet security service confirmed on Tuesday that the staff of Israel's embassy to Cairo has been recalled over security concerns. ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a campaign trail in Or Yehuda, Israel, on March 16, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told an Israeli news website Monday that if he is elected in Tuesday's national elections, "there will be no Palestinian state." (Xinhua/JINI/Dani Maron)

Netanyahu says he, Trump “see eye-to-eye” on Mideast issues

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday before departing to Washington that he and U.S. President Donald Trump have shared views on Middle...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Feb. 12 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's ultimate goal in its military operation in northern Syria is not the...

Trump might be more “convenient” but could still set limits – Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that while U.S. President Donald Trump might be more "convenient" to Israel than his predecessor Barack Obama,...
Palestine, Israel

What’s behind Israel’s contentious settlement legislation

Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed a contentious bill earlier this week to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements in the West Bank that previous Israeli governments...
Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Feb. 9 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ANKARA -- A Russian airstrike mistakenly killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 11 in Syria's al-Bab town, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a...
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4 wounded in Petah Tikva shooting attack in Israel

Four people were injured on Thursday afternoon in a shooting and stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva, the Israeli Magen...

Feb. 9 world news summary at 0030 GMT

LONDON -- The parliamentary bill empowering the British government to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union completed its passage Wednesday night...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Rockets from Egypt’s Sinai hit southern Israel, intercepted

Four rockets were fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula towards Eilat in southern Israel, setting off sirens in the quiet resort city on Wednesday night. ...
earthquake

Feb. 7 world news summary at 0030 GMT

JERUSALEM -- Israel's parliament passed Monday a controversial law to retroactively legalize wildcat Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian lands, despite international condemnations and...
Palestine, Israel

Feb. 1 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

JERUSALEM -- Violent confrontation erupted between Israeli far-right activists and police officers carrying out evacuation of an unauthorized outpost in the West Bank on...
Palestine, Israel

Israeli police start evacuating unauthorized Jewish outpost in West Bank

Israeli police started on Wednesday noon to evacuate the unauthorized outpost of Amona in the West Bank, a police spokesperson said in a statement. ...
An Israeli trooper walks next to his tank near the Gaza Strip on January 13, 2016.

Massive police presence outside Jewish outpost in West Bank ahead of evacuation

Over 3,000 Israeli police officers arrived at the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona on Wednesday morning to carry out a court-ordered eviction of...

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