Lt. Col. Neriya Yeshurun, who led the battalion that lost Captain Dima Levitas, under scrutiny for allegedly approving shelling of clinic — supposedly in retaliation for soldier’s death.
Tel Aviv-bound flight conducts nighttime visual approach on the wrong runway, nearly landing on another aircraft waiting to take off; investigation report labels incident ‘severe.’
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan said Saturday that recent U.S. airstrikes it assisted destroyed the top leadership of a fledging Islamic State affiliate there, potentially striking a major blow to an insurgent group already targeted by local Taliban fighters.
Media reports say authorities suspect school fraudulently obtained millions in federal grants.
By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) – The top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan has been killed by a U.S. air strike in the country’s east, officials said on Saturday, the fourth ex-Taliban who declared loyalty to the Middle East-based militants to be assassinated within a week. Hafez Saeed was the leader of Islamic State in the “so-called Khorasan state”, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said, referring to an old term the militants use to describe Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Iran and major world powers were late Sunday closer than ever to a historic nuclear deal on the eve of a new deadline set at marathon talks in Vienna. Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, told Iranian media that "technical negotiations were de-facto completed". The talks seek to nail down a deal curbing Iran's nuclear activities to make it extremely difficult for Tehran — which denies any such goal — to develop the atomic bomb.
Over the years, Israel released some 7,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners in return for 14 living Israelis and six bodies; these are the significant of the prisoner exchange deals.
Lebanon Army posts photos of alleged UAV, which it says belongs to ‘the Israeli enemy’; IDF declines comment on reports.