Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border


GAZA/JERUSALEM Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave's dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday.

U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. | Video

World, Top News, 20 Jun 2018

Syrian army steps up attacks in southwest, Jordan concerned

AMMAN The Syrian army stepped up shelling of opposition-held parts of the southwest as it mobilises for a campaign to regain the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, opposition sources said.

World, Syria, 20 Jun 2018

Israel's Netanyahu warns of cyber risks that can down fighter jets

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 20 Jun 2018

Israel says indicts ex-cabinet minister over alleged spying for Iran

JERUSALEM Israel has indicted a former cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran, Israel's Shin Bet internal security service said on Monday.

World, 18 Jun 2018

Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast - Israeli army

GAZA A Palestinian was killed on Monday when a part of Israel's fortifications on the Gaza border blew up as he tampered with it, the Israeli military said.

World, 18 Jun 2018

Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

JERUSALEM Israel moved on Sunday to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops' interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense.

World, 18 Jun 2018

Deaths by Israeli fire darken Eid al-Fitr holiday in Gaza

GAZA Israel's killing of at least 125 Palestinians during protests at the Gaza border is casting a shadow in the enclave on its celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

World, Top News, 14 Jun 2018

Israel has bombed Iranian-backed militias in Syria - Netanyahu

JERUSALEM Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe.

World, Syria, 14 Jun 2018

United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an "international protection mechanism" for occupied Palestinian territory.

World, Top News 14 Jun 2018