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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In historic sea-change, US, Japan revise defense ties

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida attend a meeting on April 27, 2015 in New YorkThe United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defense cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese forces a wider global role amid concerns over China's rising sway. Under the revised guidelines, Japan could come to the aid of US forces threatened by a third country or, for example, deploy minesweeper ships to a mission in the Middle East. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed the new rules alongside Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Gen Nakatani after talks at a New York hotel. Although officials said the new doctrine is not aimed at China, there has been increasing concern over moves by Beijing to try to scoop up disputed areas of the South China and East China Seas.


Iran leads calls for Israel to give up nuclear weapons

Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on April 27, 2015 at the United Nations in New York CityIran on Monday led calls by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons as a major conference got underway on advancing prospects for a nuclear-free world. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ahead of a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the landmark nuclear deal reached this month.


NATO calls for ‘comprehensive response” to migrant crisis

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete hold a joint press conference in Lisbon on April 27, 2015The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean requires a "comprehensive response", NATO'S head Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, adding that the alliance would help by trying to stabilise countries in the region. NATO's role in stabilising countries like Afghanistan was part of the broader approach to the refugee problem in the Mediterranean, Stoltenberg said. Stoltenberg welcomed the EU's decision to increase its presence at sea, adding that human trafficking was the "main problem". Many of these people are smuggled in on boats from Libya, which has long been a transit country for African migrants.