Israel to let more Palestinians work in manufacturing to fill labour shortage

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM - Israel's cabinet approved issuing 3,500 additional permits for Palestinian workers in Israel's manufacturing and services sectors, increasing the number to 12,000 to...

AIPAC Lobbies Against Probe Of US-Palestinian Journalist Likely Murdered By Israeli Sniper

AIPAC Lobbies Against Probe Of US-Palestinian Journalist Likely Murdered By Israeli Sniper Twenty-four U.S. senators sent a letter to President Biden on Thursday urging an FBI and...

U.N. Agency Finds Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian-American Journalist

Shireen Abu Akleh was killed last month while covering an Israeli raid in the West Bank

U.N. Agency Finds Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian-American Journalist

Shireen Abu Akleh was killed last month while covering an Israeli raid in the West Bank

UN office points to Israel in Al Jazeera reporter's death

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said Friday that veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh and her crew were hit by “seemingly well-aimed bullets” fired from the direction of...

Senators urge U.S. role in probe of Al Jazeera journalist's killing

WASHINGTON - A group of 24 U.S. senators on Thursday urged President Joe Biden to ensure direct U.S. involvement in the investigation of the killing of an Al Jazeera journalist who was covering...

Ukraine and Russia forces entrenched, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

- Ukrainian and Russian forces remained entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds going into Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both countries to mark the anniversary of Hitler's invasion of...

Saudi crown prince concludes Egypt visit, heads to Jordan

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman departed for Jordan after wrapping up a visit to Egypt on Tuesday following talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.The two...

Israel's fragile government falls, teeing up new prime minister, 5th election in 3 years

Israel's diverse eight-party governing coalition will dissolve parliament before July, setting up another round of elections in the fall, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Monday night....

Israel Heads for New Poll as Coalition Moves to Dissolve Parliament

Naftali Bennett says he will move to dissolve Parliament and call for the country's fifth election in three years. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is expected to be the transitional prime minister as...

Saudi Arabia Bans Rainbow Toys, Clothing With 'Homosexual Colors' Weeks Before Biden Visit

Saudi Arabia Bans Rainbow Toys, Clothing With 'Homosexual Colors' Weeks Before Biden Visit Weeks ahead of President Biden's much anticipated and controversial trip to Saudi Arabia,...

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s weakened coalition government announced Monday that it would dissolve parliament and call new elections, setting the stage for the possible return to power of former...

Lapid to become acting prime minister as Israel heads to early elections

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his coalition partner Foreign Minister Yair Lapid have decided to hold a vote on dissolving the Knesset next week and call for an early election, the...

US Asks Israel To Pause Mistreatment of Palestinians Until After Biden Visit

US Asks Israel To Pause Mistreatment of Palestinians Until After Biden Visit Apparently wary of bad "optics" during President Biden's upcoming July visit, the U.S. State Department...

Palestinian rocket fire draws Israeli air strikes in Gaza

GAZA -Palestinian militants fired a rocket toward a city in southern Israel on Saturday, drawing Israeli air strikes, the Israeli military said, after months of relative calm in the area. There...

Al Jazeera releases image of bullet it says killed reporter

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Al Jazeera news network has published an image of the bullet that it says killed its veteran reporter Shireen Abu Akleh while she was covering an Israeli military operation in...

Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite 'pariah' pledge

By Jarrett Renshaw and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON -U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a trip to the Middle East in July, in a break with his campaign...

Khashoggi Way": DC Trolls Saudi Embassy Weeks Before Biden Trip To Riyadh

"Khashoggi Way": DC Trolls Saudi Embassy Weeks Before Biden Trip To Riyadh Less than a month before President Joe Biden is set to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman -...

Unilever shareholder sues over Ben & Jerry's Israel boycott

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK - Unilever (NYSE:UL) Plc was sued on Wednesday by a U.S. shareholder who said the company mishandled the decision by its Ben & Jerry's unit to stop selling ice cream...

Saudi Trip Shaping Up To Be Biden's Own 'Touch The Glowing Orb' Moment

Saudi Trip Shaping Up To Be Biden's Own 'Touch The Glowing Orb' Moment The White House has set a date for President Biden's controversial trip to "pariah" nation Saudi Arabia to meet...

U.S. asks Israel to avoid actions that could create tensions ahead of Biden visit

The U.S. asked Israel to refrain from any actions in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem that could create tensions ahead of President Biden’s visit next month, four Israeli, U.S. and Palestinian...

Pariah No More: Biden To Meet With Mohammed Bin Salman In Mid-July

Pariah No More: Biden To Meet With Mohammed Bin Salman In Mid-July NBC is confirming based on a senior administration official that President Joe Biden will travel to meet with Saudi...

Biden to meet with Saudi Crown Prince during Middle East trip

By Jarrett Renshaw - U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a part of a trip to the Middle East in mid-July, a senior official said, as the...

White House announces Biden will visit Saudi Arabia, expects to meet crown prince

After weeks of speculation, the agenda for President Biden's mid-July Middle East trip is set, and it includes a visit to Saudi Arabia during which he expects to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Biden to visit Israel and 'pariah' Saudi Arabia next month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East next month with visits to Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Tuesday.The decision...

Possible successor to Abbas warns Israel, but works with it

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as a successor to the 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have gotten so...

One year in, Israel's "salvation government" hangs by a thread

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM - One year after ending the record reign of Benjamin Netanyahu following months of political turmoil, Israel's fragile coalition government is teetering on the edge of...

Myanmar junta can't beat rebels, should restore democracy

BANGKOK - Myanmar's junta likely cannot to defeat the rebels fighting its rule and should restore democracy after seizing power last year, a senior U.S. diplomat said. "It's hard to see today how...

Largest Palestinian displacement in decades looms after Israeli court ruling

Some 1,200 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank region of Masafer Yatta face the risk of forced removal to make way for an army firing zone after a decades-long legal battle that ended last...

Israeli settlers at risk of losing special West Bank status

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank may soon get a taste of the military rule that Palestinians have been living under for 55 years.If Israel’s parliament does not act, a...

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