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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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.