IN PICTURES: Strong lightning seen, rumbling and thunder sounds heard in Tel Aviv area, Sharon region, despite no rain.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its “Worldwide Caution” on potential global threats, the State Department noted the United States and regional partners began military action against Islamic State, also referred to as ISIL, on Sept. 22. “In response to the airstrikes, ISIL called on supporters to attack foreigners wherever they are,” it added. …
While hailed around the world as champion of women’s rights, schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai says ‘feels more powerful and more courageous’ after Nobel win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for Americans traveling abroad, saying it sees a heightened risk of reprisal attacks from the Islamic State group and its supporters.
As part of UN-brokered deal, Israel to allow more building materials into the Strip from Sunday; Palestinian inspectors to be deployed on Gaza side of border to oversee imports.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As if the global economy didn't have enough troubles, it looks like Germany, Europe's traditional growth engine, risks falling into recession — or growth so weak it holds back the entire euro currency union's weak recovery.
In open letter, Jerusalem churchmen say ‘Europe has a moral, legal and political duty to hold Israel accountable and support Palestinian non-violent initiatives to end the Israeli occupation’, urge recognition of Palestine on 1967 border.
Ben-Gal was the first Israeli to cross the Atlantic by yacht, and found himself in the midst of the Altalena scandal that rocked pre-state Israel.