Israeli communities near Gaza border to get mortar warning system

An alarm system that will detect incoming mortar fire will be installed in Gaza border communities within three to six months, Channel 10 reported...

Israel withholds funds, may begin lawsuits against Palestinians

Israel will withhold critical tax revenue and seek ways to bring war crimes prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation for Palestinian moves to join...

Germany expects eurozone to survive even if Greece exits

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, reportedly believes that the eurozone is now robust enough to cope with a potential exit of Greece. The German leader...

Palestinian Authority plans to join Interpol

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has decided to join the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), an official told the Ma’an news agency on Saturday. The head...

Iran claims it thwarted Israeli assassination attempt against nuclear scientist

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps thwarted a Mossad assassination attempt against one of its nuclear scientists, a senior Iranian security official said on Saturday. “In...

N. Korea Criticizes U.S. for Sanctions Over Sony Cyberattack

North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — the...

Pope Francis Selects 15 New Cardinals Reflecting Global Diversity

Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape...

HarperCollins Apologizes for Omitting Israel From Atlas

HarperCollins has apologized for omitting Israel from an atlas of the Middle East and removed the book from shelves. "HarperCollins regrets the omission of the...

Families of AirAsia Victims Turn to God and Prayer as 34th Body is Pulled...

Relatives of those who died in the AirAsia crash sought strength in prayer Sunday, one week after the disaster killed all 162 on board,...

HarperCollins Pulls Atlas That Omits Israel

A leading publisher has pulled an atlas tailored for students in the Middle East that omits any references to Israel. Facing international criticism, HarperCollins UK...

Israel Withholds Palestinian Tax Funds Over Bid to Join International Criminal Court

Israel has decided to withhold critical tax revenues from the Palestinians following their bid to join the International Criminal Court, Israeli officials say. Prime minister...

UK Nurse With Ebola ‘In Critical Condition’

A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone is now in a critical condition, the London hospital treating her...

Syrian Immigrants Land in Italy After Ship is Abandoned by Crew

Italian authorities took charge in the early hours Saturday of 360 immigrants who landed from the freighter Ezadeen at the southern port of Corigliano...

Islamists Militants in Libya Kidnap 20 Egyptian Christians

Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday. The Ansar al-Sharia militia...

Boko Haram Militants Kidnap 40 Young Men and Boys in Nigeria

As the new year arrived, Boko Haram militants wrought turmoil both to Nigeria and to Cameroon, kidnapping 40 young men and boys in northern...

Kim Jong Un’s Sister Reportedly Marries

People watch a TV news program showing Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul...

Turkey Permits First New Church In 90 Years

Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government has authorized the building of the first church in the country since the end of the Ottoman empire in 1923, AFP...

What Does 2015 Look Like for Israel?

Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is seeking recognition at the International Criminal Court so the Palestinians can forge ahead with war crimes charges against Israeli...

Obama Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea for Suspected Role in Sony Hacking

President Obama signed an executive order Friday imposing new sanctions against North Korea in retaliation for that nation's suspected role in cyber attacks and...

Indonesia Officials Say Icing is Likely Cause of AirAsia Flight Crash

Extreme bad weather triggered last Sunday's crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Indonesia's weather officials said yesterday, as Russia became the latest nation to get...