Military field hospital officially opened to treat those injured in disaster, will remain in operation for at least 2 weeks.
Former Shin Bet chief believes sophisticated Deif was lucky to escape; Ex-Mossad head thinks Hamas’ military leader was not in building hit by IDF.
More than 400 protesters gathered in east Gaza neighborhood urging reconstruction and end to intra-Palestinian division.
There are no plans to fit early warning systems in tens of thousands of schools, kindergartens and day-care centers that cater to some 1.5 million children in Israel.
Moshe Kahlon and leaders of haredi faction sign agreements to join PM’s fourth coalition; Kulanu to receive environmental protection, construcion ministries; ultra-Orthodox receive guarantee sanctions in universal enlistment law will be dropped.
The promotion of second generation members of the Saudi royal family to put them in line to the throne reflects a bid to rejuvenate the kingdom's leadership, analysts said Wednesday. Three months after taking power, King Salman named his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, as the crown prince in place of his own half-brother Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, 69. He also put his thirty-something son Mohammed bin Salman second in line to the throne by naming him deputy crown prince. "King Salman wants to renew the state structure by injecting new blood," said Saudi political analyst Khaled Batarfi, noting a drop in the average age of leaders to their mid-50s.
Cyprus and Greece on Wednesday agreed with Egypt on the need to step up cooperation in the fight against "terrorism" in the troubled eastern Mediterranean region. President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made the pledge after talks in Nicosia. In a declaration, they said the "scourge of international terrorism" now threatens Europe, the Gulf, and the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the Sahel region and sub-Saharan Africa. The three agreed to jointly combat terrorism and violent extremism for the sake of security in the eastern Mediterranean, a region virtually encircled by conflicts.
By Nidhi Verma and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States wants India and other countries to wait for a final nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers before actively engaging with Tehran, U.S. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday. We are not quite to an agreement yet,” Sherman said, referring to India and other buyers of Iranian oil that want to increase their trade ties with Tehran. Diplomats are negotiating to fill the gaps in an April 2 framework agreement that would curb Iran’s nuclear programme, allaying Western fears it could develop an atomic bomb, in return for relief from international sanctions.