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Dead Gaza teenager ignored mother's warning

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GAZA Fourteen-year-old Mohammad Ayoub ignored his mother's objection and slipped away to join this week's protest along the Gaza-Israel border, just hours after Israel's military dropped leaflets in his Gaza village warning residents to stay away.

Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported, and Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service.

World, 21 Apr 2018

Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians in border protest

GAZA Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, bringing to 35 the death toll in recent weeks among Palestinian protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland.

World, 21 Apr 2018

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over 'distressing' events

JERUSALEM Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of "distressing" events in the country, the organisers said, announcing the prize-giving had been cancelled.

Top News, 21 Apr 2018

Romanian ruling party chief says plans to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

BUCHAREST The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democrats said the government had approved a memorandum to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, one of the first countries to do so following the United States.

World, 20 Apr 2018

Netanyahu says at least six states considering moving embassies to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that "at least half a dozen" countries were considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem following the U.S. decision to do so.

World, 20 Apr 2018

Mourning Arabs fly Palestinian flags as Israel marks Independence Day

ATLIT, Israel/BEIRUT Waving Palestinian flags and wearing T-shirts proclaiming Jerusalem to be "the eternal capital of Palestine," thousands of Israel's Arab minority turned out on Thursday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 70 years ago.

World, 19 Apr 2018

With Jews largely gone from Iraq, memories survive in Israel

BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM Behind the high concrete walls of Baghdad’s Jewish cemetery, Violette Saul lies at rest under a weathered and cracked tombstone, one of the last memorials to an ancient community that is now all but extinct.

World, 19 Apr 2018

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

JERUSALEM Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate.

World, Syria, 17 Apr 2018

Israel conducted April 9 strike on Syrian airbase - NYT quotes Israeli military source

JERUSALEM Israel maintained its official silence on Monday over its possible involvement in an April 9 air strike on a Syrian airbase after the New York Times quoted an unnamed Israeli military source as saying Israel had carried out the raid.

World, Syria, 16 Apr 2018