German court says Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers

German appeals court rules that it cannot prevent Kuwait Airways from banning Israeli passengers, though it says policy is discrimination.

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High speed Jerusalem-Tel Aviv rail opens to the public

Civilian passengers take first trip on 100 MPH train connecting capital with Ben Gurion Airport.

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Trump rejects any meeting with Iran's Rouhani at U.N. gathering

Both countries' presidents were due to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. Trump is scheduled to ...
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Cabinet: IDF to continue operating against Iran in Syria

Security Cabinet says Israel shares in sorrow with Russia over planed downed by Syria, vows to continue to act to ...
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Netanyahu departs for US ahead of meeting with Trump

As Prime Minister leaves for New York, Netanyahu vows Israel will continue to take action against Iranian forces in Syria.

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The Latest: Cosby not expected to make courtroom statement

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):
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Abbas rejects Israel’s partial transfer of Palestinian tax revenue

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during the opening ceremony of a park in the West Bank city of RamallahPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday Israel had released frozen tax revenue to the Authority but that he had ordered the funds to be returned because money had been deducted to cover debts to Israeli utility companies. Israel started withholding around $130 million a month in tax and customs revenue in December. The move came after the Palestinians announced that they were joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), a move finalised on April 1. Under international pressure, Israel agreed last week to resume the transfers, saying it would immediately pay around $400 million, the withheld revenue minus the amount owed by the Palestinians for utilities supplied by Israel.


Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves following his address to a joint session of the US Congress at the Capitol in Washington, DC on March 3, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a "bad deal," as Barack Obama affirmed his support for long-time ally Israel despite differences over the nuclear accord. "It doesn't roll back Iran's nuclear program," Netanyahu told CNN, one of several US networks he appeared on to slam the deal Sunday. One part of the complex deal would see Iran slash by more than two-thirds the number of uranium centrifuges — which can make fuel for nuclear power but also the core of a nuclear bomb — to 6,104 from around 19,000 for 10 years. The United States and Israel have clashed over the deal, with Washington insisting it is the only path toward dismantling Iran's nuclear program.


Italy rescues 1,500 migrants in Mediterranean in one day

Migrants arrive in the port of Lampedusa on a boat of the Guardia Costiera following a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily, on April 5, 2015Some 1,500 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy in five different boats were rescued in one day, Italian coastguards said. Four coastguard vessels and an Italian navy ship intervened Saturday to save three large boats carrying migrants off the Libyan coast after intercepting distress calls from satellite telephones, only to find two other migrants boats in difficulty nearby. The Italian vessels were on Sunday transferring the migrants to the island of Lampedusa and the Sicilian ports of Augusta and Porto Empedocle. In a separate incident on Saturday, 318 migrants were brought to the Sicilian port of Pozzallo after being rescued off Libya by an Icelandic navy ship taking part in a patrol for the EU borders agency Frontex.


Northern Iraq’s displaced get own radio station

The logo of Radio Al-Salam is seen on the door leading to a broadcast room during the inaugural broadcast on April 5, 2015, in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern IraqA radio station catering specifically to northern Iraq's large displaced population began broadcasting on Sunday near the Kurdish capital Arbil. "This radio station is for all those who were forced from their homes, for all the refugees," Pascal Gollnisch said in Radio Al-Salam's inaugural broadcast. Gollnisch is a French Catholic priest whose organisation L'Oeuvre d'Orient helps Christians in the Middle East and backed the new station. "As its name suggests, it is a radio station for peace, that also gives practical help in the daily lives of all the displaced," Gollnisch said.


Paris subway firm under fire over ‘Christian’ ad censorship

The RATP logo seen at their headquarters in Paris on January 22, 2009French music group "The Priests" had planned to advertise their upcoming June concert in Paris with a poster sporting a banner that said proceeds would go towards the cause of Christians persecuted in places such as Iraq and Syria. CHREDO, a French group that aims to raise awareness of the plight of Christians in areas such as the Middle East — where they are currently being persecuted by jihadist groups — has since asked a court to rule on the controversy and a hearing will take place on Wednesday.