Police use surveillance blimps to monitor protests, raising concerns about privacy in Israeli capital.
Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz warns Hamas sees Gaza border communities as weak points, must be strengthened for future conflict.
Woman files complaint against top city official while police search for evidence; municipality employees corroborate account of harassment.
As winter storm hits eastern Mediterranean, European representative calls for urgent diplomatic action to relieve suffering in Strip.
Speaking out against extremism, Palestinian author says Islamic State distorts Islam; Al Quds professor says ‘dictators plagued region for decades with corruption, lack of freedom of expression.’
LONDON (Reuters) – Two brothers from London on Wednesday became the first Britons to be convicted for attending a militant training camp in Syria as Western governments increasingly warn of the threat posed by fighters returning from conflicts in the Middle East. Finding them guilty of conspiracy to attend a terrorist training camp, the judge at London's Old Bailey sentenced Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 31, and his 23-year-old brother Hamza Nawaz, to four and three-and-a-half years in jail respectively. …
By Denis Dyomkin and Gabriela Baczynska SOCHI, Russia/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it would support President Bashar al-Assad to combat “terrorism” in the Middle East, indicating there was no new room for compromise on one of the key contentious issues in the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with Assad’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, on the Black Sea as part of Moscow’s renewed diplomatic push to restart peace talks on Syria. …
Prime minister announces contentious legislation to be brought to government vote Sunday, as MKs clash during lively session debate.