The blood transfusions that will save soldiers’ lives

IDF to replace current blood supply with whole blood, significantly increasing effectiveness of battlefield transfusions.

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Medical faculty approved for Ariel University

Council for Higher Education approves new medical faculty at Samaria university - the sixth medical faculty in Israel.

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Surrogacy bill excluding LGBT couples passes into law

Despite saying he will not support the surrogacy bill while it excludes same-sex couples, Netanyahu votes in favor of the ...
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U.S. asks court to detain alleged Russian agent pending trial

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged ...
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After Trump's defense of Putin, sighs of resignation — but nobody's resigning (yet)

After President Trump’s performance in Helsinki, there have been calls for members of his Cabinet to resign. So far, no ...
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Forbidden by Rabbinate yet approved by Tzohar

Chief Rabbinate informs public: Artichoke forbidden to eat by Rabbinate served in restaurant holding Tzohar kosher certification.

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Kahlon, UTJ enter new Netanyahu government

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.

Saudi king injects ‘new blood’ into leadership: analysts

Handout picture by the Saudi Press Agency on January 23, 2015 shows Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in RiyadhThe 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, Greece and Egypt agree to step up ‘terror’ fight

Handout picture released by the Cypriot government's Press and Information Office shows Greek PM Tsipras, Cypriot President Anastasiades, Egyptian President Sisi during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia on April 29, 2015Cyprus 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.


U.S. asks India, other to go slow in boosting trade ties with Iran

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.