- Palestinian kills 2 Israelis, wounds toddler in Jerusalem Updated: Oct-03-15 3:50 pm
JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem's Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, police said Saturday in the latest in a series of Palestinian attacks.
- Netanyahu demands Abbas, PA condemn West Bank murder Updated: Oct-02-15 1:32 pm
NEW YORK - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanded that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his government explicitly condemn the murder of an Israeli settler couple by suspected Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank.
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- House passes defense bill that Obama threatens to veto Updated: Oct-01-15 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House on Thursday approved a multibillion-dollar defense policy bill despite a White House veto threat.
- Russia begins airstrikes in Syria, but West disputes targets Updated: Oct-01-15 1:16 am
MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, President Bashar Assad.
- Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel Updated: Sep-30-15 3:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared before world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide international protection for Palestinians, in the most serious warning yet that he might walk away from engagement with the Jewish state.
- Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians Updated: Sep-28-15 7:53 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a "bombshell" in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.
- 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am
UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:
- Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech Updated: Sep-24-15 10:54 am
MOSCOW - With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly.
- Israel military says it is coordinating with Russia on Syria Updated: Sep-24-15 6:15 am
JERUSALEM - Israel has set up a joint mechanism with the Russian military to coordinate their operations in Syria and avoid any accidental confrontations, a senior Israel military official said Thursday.
- Israeli envoy's appointment in danger over settlement ties Updated: Sep-22-15 12:53 pm
JERUSALEM - In a landmark test case for Israel, the appointment of its next ambassador to Brazil is suddenly in trouble due to his ties to the West Bank settlement movement.
- Putin seeks to assuage Israel's fears of Syrian aggression Updated: Sep-21-15 12:57 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to assuage Israel's fears of potential Iranian and Syrian aggression, during talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that also addressed concerns over Russia's military buildup in Syria.
- Israel struggles to counter Palestinian rock-throwing threat Updated: Sep-21-15 6:24 am
JERUSALEM - After finding high-tech solutions to halt suicide bombings and rockets, tech-savvy Israel is struggling with the resurgence of a weapon dating back to David and Goliath: the hurled rock.
- Jerusalem's holiest site, a raw nerve in Mideast conflict Updated: Sep-17-15 3:21 pm
JERUSALEM - A rectangular hilltop compound in Jerusalem is ground zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- After Iran deal, Obama struggles to gain Israel's trust Updated: Sep-13-15 6:13 pm
JERUSALEM - Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish state. But the feelings do not appear to be mutual.
- Holocaust memories sway 2 senators to support deal with Iran Updated: Sep-10-15 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Two senators who grew up hearing stories of the Holocaust say the memories of their relatives provided strong lessons about why they should support the nuclear accord with Iran.
- Biden floats meeting with Israel to discuss US security aid Updated: Sep-09-15 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States plans to meet with Israel to discuss how the U.S. can ensure Israel's military advantage over its enemies, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday. U.S. officials said such a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was already in the works.
- US-Israel spat over Iran deal may sideline Palestinians Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am
JERUSALEM - In recent months, many in the Middle East had assumed - some in hope, others with concern - that once the Iranian nuclear issue was resolved, the United States would make another push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. But the opposite seems more likely.
- In directorial debut, Portman focuses on her native Israel Updated: Sep-03-15 4:13 pm
JERUSALEM - In her feature film directorial debut, Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman brings to life the autobiographical novel of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz about his youth during the Jewish state's founding years.