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World Apr 11Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest
Abdullah has attempted to signal in recent days that the situation is under control. But Sunday's staged event left it unclear whether the king and his popular half brother have truly put aside their differences. The conflict had escalated into…
World Apr 04Jordan FM: ‘Malicious plot’ uncovered to destabilize kingdom
A senior Jordanian official on Sunday accused the country’s former crown prince of conspiring with foreign elements in a “malicious plot” that threatened national security.
World Mar 25Final vote results show major setback for Israel’s Netanyahu
Under Israel's fragmented political system, Netanyahu could still try to reach across the aisle and cobble together a governing coalition. But the makeup of the new parliament will make that extremely difficult.
World Mar 23Exit polls indicate no clear winner in Israeli election
The polls on Israel's three main TV stations showed Netanyahu and his religious and nationalist allies, as well as diverse array of opponents, both falling short of a parliamentary majority.
World Mar 03ICC launches war crimes probe into Israeli practices
The decision dealt an embarrassing blow to the Israeli government, which had conducted an aggressive public relations campaign to block the investigation.
World Feb 28Israel approves plan to vaccinate West Bank laborers
Israel has launched one of the world’s most successful vaccination programs, inoculating over half of its population in just two months. But it has come under international criticism for not sharing its vaccine stockpile with the Palestinians in the occupied…
World Feb 05ICC clears way for war crimes probe of Israeli actions
The ICC's chief prosecutor said in 2019 that there was a "reasonable basis" to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip and Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank. But she asked the court…
World Jan 24Israel targets flights, religious scofflaws, as virus rages
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police clashed with ultra-Orthodox protesters in several major cities and the government raced to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under…
World Jan 17Israel OKs hundreds of settlement homes in last-minute push
Peace Now said that over 90% of the homes lay deep inside the West Bank, which the Palestinians seek as the heartland of a future independent state, and over 200 homes were located in unauthorized outposts that the government had…
World Nov 25UN report: Israel’s blockade has devastated Gaza economy
The findings, looking at an 11-year period ending in 2018, marked perhaps the most detailed analysis of the Israeli policy to date.