Saudi crown prince discusses Mideast peace with U.S. officials


DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crown prince met senior U.S. officials including presidential adviser Jared Kushner in Jeddah on Tuesday and discussed efforts to bring about peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, Saudi state news agency SPA said.

Israeli opposition says Abbas tried to resume security ties with Israel

JERUSALEM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli opposition lawmakers on Sunday that he had proposed rolling back his month-old suspension of security coordination with Israel, but that it did not respond to the overture, the delegation said.

World, 20 Aug 2017

Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian wielding knife

JERUSALEM Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen wielding a knife on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, police said.

World, 19 Aug 2017

Israel says will revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera reporter

JERUSALEM Israel intends to cancel an Al Jazeera journalist's press accreditation on the grounds that he is biased towards the Palestinians, the director of the government press office said on Wednesday.

World, 17 Aug 2017

Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria - Israeli TV

JERUSALEM An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction.

World, Syria, 16 Aug 2017

Israeli billionaire Steinmetz held in custody in fraud probe - police

JERUSALEM Billionaire Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz and another suspect were remanded in custody for four days on Monday after being arrested in a fraud investigation, a police spokeswoman said.

World, 15 Aug 2017

Trump will send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace: official

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is sending his son-in-law Jared Kushner and negotiator Jason Greenblatt to the Middle East soon to meet regional leaders and discuss a "path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks," a White House official said on Friday.

World, 11 Aug 2017

Israel warns Hamas not to try to foil its anti-tunnel Gaza wall

JERUSALEM Israel warned Gaza's Hamas rulers on Thursday not to try to foil its construction of a border wall designed to stop tunnels between the two sides.

World, 10 Aug 2017

Netanyahu accuses Israeli left, media of trying to oust him

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused his leftist opponents and the country's media on Wednesday of trying to oust his government by pressuring investigators to indict him "at any cost".

World, 10 Aug 2017

Time is Netanyahu's ally in weathering Israel legal storm

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the din of criminal investigations around him as "background noise" and dismissed speculation he will be forced to resign by saying simply on Facebook: "Won't happen." He might just be right.

World, 09 Aug 2017