$450 million in tax funds frozen by Israel in response to Palestinian joining International Criminal Court have been returned to the Palestinian Authority, despite dispute over electricity debt.
President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said. Obama and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan "reaffirmed their mutual commitment to close defense and security cooperation," the White House said in a statement after the meeting.
President Rivlin follows Foreign Ministry’s advice to boycott visit by Carter, who has frequently criticized Israel; government will not prevent Carter from visiting Gaza.
Blaming Hamas for undermining work, delegation of Palestinian ministers leave Gaza ahead of schedule.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conflicts across the Middle East and international talks over Iran's nuclear program topped the agenda Monday during President Barack Obama's meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off the country to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog’s wife’s car was pelted with stone outside their home in north Tel Aviv; unclear if attack was political or violent prank.