- Israeli parliament suspends Arab MPs who met attackers' kin Updated: Feb-08-16 3:15 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's government on Monday temporarily suspended from parliamentary meetings three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks.
- UN chief reiterates Israel settlement criticism in NYT op-ed Updated: Feb-01-16 11:21 am
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Israeli criticism of attacks on its settlement policy unsustainable in an opinion piece published Sunday by The New York Times, doubling down on comments that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said justified terrorism.
- Leaders of Cyprus, Greece, Israel meet to boost cooperation Updated: Jan-28-16 9:34 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel pledged on Thursday to work together to seize opportunities emerging from newly found offshore gas reserves in order to bolster stability and security in a region wracked by conflict.
- Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust Updated: Jan-27-16 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON - As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths.
- Road project puts Israel, EU on collision course Updated: Jan-27-16 1:31 am
JERUSALEM - A narrow country road outside Jerusalem has turned into a new battleground between Israel and the European Union, deepening a dispute between the allies over Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank.
- Israeli NBA fans turn on Cavs after favorite son Blatt fired Updated: Jan-23-16 2:52 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel - The Cleveland Cavaliers suddenly have far fewer fans in Israel after the firing of David Blatt.
- Brazil official criticizes Israel's choice for ambassador Updated: Jan-20-16 1:38 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - A senior Brazilian official is expressing unhappiness at Israel's nomination of a former West Bank settler leader to be the new ambassador to the South American nation, calling the action "a false step."
- EU criticizes Israel, builds on anti-settlement policy Updated: Jan-18-16 3:10 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union said Monday that all its deals with Israel must "unequivocally and explicitly" show that they cannot apply to occupied territories, a move that builds on a November decision to label Israeli products made in the West Bank.
- Texas governor overseas, Abbott meets Israel's Netanyahu Updated: Jan-18-16 10:28 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) that Texas will maintain its Iran divestiture policy.
- The Latest: Massachusetts man freed from Iran returns home Updated: Jan-18-16 12:16 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The latest developments as Iran and world powers implement a landmark deal reached last year to curb Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions (all times local).
- As sanctions are lifted, Iranian foes fear the worst Updated: Jan-17-16 2:41 pm
JERUSALEM - As the nuclear deal with Tehran goes into effect, many Middle Eastern countries fear a newly emboldened Iran, flush with cash and international recognition, will grow more aggressive with what they see as meddling in conflicts across the region.
- Rouhani: All happy about deal except Israel, US hard-liners Updated: Jan-17-16 6:12 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark nuclear deal has satisfied all parties except radical extremists, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that Israel would remain vigilant to ensure that Iran was not violating its commitments.
- Uneasy times: What to look out for at Davos this year Updated: Jan-17-16 4:59 am
LONDON - Extremist attacks, plunging markets, and the break-neck pace of technological innovation. The world is beset by uncertainties as 2,500 business executives, political leaders and activists gather in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos this week.
- French Jews ask: Is wearing your faith a risk, or a right? Updated: Jan-14-16 2:46 pm
PARIS - Religious Jews in Marseille are facing a wrenching choice: Whether to wear the skullcap that proclaims their religion or tuck it away in hopes of staying safe.
- World Economic Forum revokes invite to North Korea for Davos Updated: Jan-13-16 7:29 am
GENEVA - Organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos say they have revoked an invitation to a delegation from North Korea, in what appears to be an international rebuke over the secretive Communist country's nuclear test this month.