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Turkey says Israel paid compensation to families of 2010 flotilla raid victims - media

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ANKARA Israel has paid total compensation of $20 million to the families of the victims of an Israeli raid on a Turkish aid flotilla that killed 10 people in 2010, Turkish media quoted Turkey's Finance Minister Naci Agbal as saying on Friday.

Iranians chant "Death to Israel", burn Islamic State's flag at rallies - TV

ANKARA Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.

World, 4:03pm IST

Trump's son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking that Washington acknowledged will take some time. | Video

World, Top News 22 Jun 2017

Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case

JERUSALEM A court has told the Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them, an Israeli advocacy group said on Thursday.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 22 Jun 2017

Germany delays decision on Israeli drones, approves warships

BERLIN The German parliament's budget committee on Wednesday postponed a decision on a 1-billion-euro ($1.11 billion) funding package for the military, including a deal to lease Israeli-made armed drones, sources told Reuters.

World, 22 Jun 2017

Israel would go 'all-out' if war breaks out again with Lebanon - air force chief

JERUSALEM Israel would use all its strength from the start in any new war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the chief of the Israeli air force said on Wednesday, sending a firm warning a decade after their last conflict.

World, 21 Jun 2017

Israel flouting U.N. Security Council settlement demand - U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS Israel is flouting a United Nations Security Council demand to halt settlement building on occupied Palestinian land, while both parties are ignoring a call to stop provocation, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, a senior U.N. envoy said on Tuesday.

World, 21 Jun 2017

Israel starts work on new settlement, even as U.S. steps up peace efforts

JERUSALEM Israel broke ground on Tuesday on its first new settlement in the occupied West Bank for two decades, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, announcing the symbolic move on the eve of a peace mission by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.

World, 20 Jun 2017

Israeli troops shoot, kill Palestinian who tried to stab them - army

JERUSALEM Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab them in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli military said, and the Palestinian health ministry confirmed a Palestinian had been killed.

World, 20 Jun 2017

Israel begins reducing Gaza power supply after Abbas cuts payment

GAZA Israel began reducing its electricity feed to the Gaza Strip on Monday, deepening an energy crisis, after the Palestinian Authority limited how much it pays for power to the enclave run by the rival Hamas group.

World, 20 Jun 2017