Israeli negotiators meet US envoy on maritime dispute with Lebanon

Israeli negotiators met with a US mediator in an effort to resolve a maritime border dispute with Lebanon, Israel’s Energy Ministry said on Saturday. “The team heard an update from the mediator’s visit to Lebanon and the parties discussed formulating constructive directions for moving forward with negotiations,” the ministry said in a statement. For allContinue reading “Israeli negotiators meet US envoy on maritime dispute with Lebanon”

Donors pledge $160 million, Palestinian refugees need more

Donors pledged about $160 million for the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees, but it still needs over $100 million to support education for more than half a million children and provide primary health care for close to two million people and emergency cash assistance to the poorest refugees, the agency’s chief said Friday. Briefing reportersContinue reading “Donors pledge $160 million, Palestinian refugees need more”

Two killed, several injured in shooting in Norway’s Oslo: Police

Two people were killed and 14 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub and in nearby streets in Norway’s capital Oslo, Norwegian police said. A suspect believed to be the sole perpetrator was apprehended, police told reporters. The crime scene extended from the London Pub via a neighboring club and onward to aContinue reading “Two killed, several injured in shooting in Norway’s Oslo: Police”

Jordan’s king says he supports Middle East military alliance similar to NATO

Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Friday that he supports a military alliance in the Middle East similar to the Western-led NATO. Speaking to CNBC, King Abdullah said that the charter of such an alliance would need to be very clear. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “IContinue reading “Jordan’s king says he supports Middle East military alliance similar to NATO”

ISIS kills nine pro-regime fighters in eastern Syria: War monitor

The ISIS terrorist group has killed nine pro-regime fighters in one day in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Thursday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the area. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring organization with a wide network of sources on the ground, the nine were amongContinue reading “ISIS kills nine pro-regime fighters in eastern Syria: War monitor”

Bulgaria’s only nuclear power plant shuts down after generator malfunctions 

Bulgaria’s only nuclear power plant shut down one of its two 1,000-megawatt reactors on Wednesday after a generator malfunction, the operator said, adding there was no radiation leak. The incident comes less than a month after the reactor, located in northwest Bulgaria on the Danube River, was switched off for scheduled maintenance and refueling. ForContinue reading “Bulgaria’s only nuclear power plant shuts down after generator malfunctions “

US vows continuing support as Israel heads to elections

The United States on Tuesday promised to maintain its strong support for Israel as its ally heads to its fifth election in less than four years. The snap election — in which former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to seek a comeback — is taking shape weeks before Joe Biden is set to payContinue reading “US vows continuing support as Israel heads to elections”

Hamas to restore Syria ties after 10 years of rift with Assad, sources say

The Palestinian group Hamas has decided to restore ties with Syria, 10 years after its leadership shunned Damascus over opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on a revolt against his rule, two sources within the group told Reuters. One official who asked not to be named said the two sides have held several “high-profile meetingsContinue reading “Hamas to restore Syria ties after 10 years of rift with Assad, sources say”

Israel PM says thwarted Iranian attacks in Turkey, suspects arrested

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel and Turkey have already thwarted several attempts by “Iran-backed terrorists” to attack Israelis and arrested suspects. “The operational efforts with the Turkish security forces have borne fruit. In recent days, in a joint Israeli-Turkish effort, we thwarted a number of terrorist attempts and numerous terrorists wereContinue reading “Israel PM says thwarted Iranian attacks in Turkey, suspects arrested”

Egyptian trade delegation makes rare Israel visit

A delegation of Egyptian business leaders was in Israel on Monday, the first such visit in a decade, in a sign of “warming” ties between the two countries, Israeli officials said. The trip was part of a trade agreement known as QIZ (Qualifying Industrial Zone), which was initiated in 1996 between Israel, Jordan, Egypt andContinue reading “Egyptian trade delegation makes rare Israel visit”

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