Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over


JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Israel and Hezbollah signalled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week.

Israel tells U.N. will defend itself against Hezbollah

UNITED NATIONS - Israel told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday it will take all necessary measures to defend itself after an exchange of fire between Hezbollah militants and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict.

World, 29 Jan 2015

Prehistoric skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity

WASHINGTON - A partial skull retrieved from a cave in northern Israel is shedding light on a pivotal juncture in early human history when our species was trekking out of Africa to populate other parts of the world and encountered our close cousins the Neanderthals.

World, 29 Jan 2015

U.N. rights chief faults Israel, Palestinians over Gaza war justice

GENEVA - Israel and the Palestinians have failed to adequately investigate the full range of apparent human rights violations committed during the Gaza war last summer, the U.N. human rights chief said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

World, 29 Jan 2015

Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, one of the most violent clashes between the two sides since a 2006 war.

World, Spain, Top News 29 Jan 2015

Israeli army searches for Hezbollah tunnels near Lebanese border

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military began searching on Wednesday for tunnels that Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas may have dug, responding to concerns from residents of a small nearby village in northern Israel, a military source said.

World, 28 Jan 2015

Israeli jets strike back after Syria's Golan attack -Israeli army

JERUSALEM - Israeli airforce jets struck Syrian army artillery positions near the Israel-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, the military said, in retaliation for rockets launched in the area the previous day.

World, Syria, 28 Jan 2015

Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan - Israeli military

JERUSALEM - At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

World, Syria, 28 Jan 2015

Iran says Israel crossed "red lines", vows to respond -IRNA

DUBAI - Iran has told the United States that an Israeli air strike which killed an Iranian general in Syria last week had crossed "red lines" and the Islamic Republic will respond, a senior official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency on Tuesday.

World, Syria, 28 Jan 2015

Hollande tells French Jews: "Your place is here"

PARIS - President Francois Hollande appeared to rebuff Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation for French Jews to emigrate, by promising on Tuesday to protect them from anti-Semitism and telling them: "Your place is here".

World, 27 Jan 2015