Balloons with suspicious devices explode in Kissufim

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Equities slide as US and China trade blows

Asian and European stocks slid Monday as US tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect, clouding the ...
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Russia to upgrade Syrian air defences

Russia says it will send the S-300 system within weeks, after an aircraft was shot down off Syria ...
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Russia to supply Syria with S-300 anti-missile system

Defence Minister Shoigu says anti-aircraft unit, equipped with Russian tracking and guidance systems, will be transferred to region within two ...
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Boston Scientific's drug-coated stent gets FDA approval

The medical device maker intends to launch Eluvia in the fourth quarter, Jeff Mirviss, president of Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions ...
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James Woods Blasts 'Truly Egregious' Twitter For Locking His Account

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Iran accuses Saudi of bombing Yemen embassy

Yemeni women, supporters of Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels, hold posters bearing portraits of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration on January 7, 2016 outside the Saudi embassy in the capital SanaaIran said Thursday it would protest to the UN Security Council after claiming Saudi warplanes bombed its embassy in Yemen, in a new escalation of tensions that have reverberated across the region. The Saudi-led coalition combating Iran-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen denied the accusation, saying no operations were carried out near the mission. Shiite-dominated Iran also announced a ban on imports from its Sunni-ruled rival.


Rupture with Iran may not have been Saudi aim, but Riyadh has no regrets

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – The diplomatic rupture with Iran triggered by the execution of a Shi’ite cleric was probably a side effect of a decision taken by Saudi Arabia for domestic reasons, rather than the outcome of a deliberate ploy to enrage its regional opponent. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also defense minister, reassured the world on Thursday the crisis would stop short of an all-out war between the Gulf region’s main powers. “A war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the beginning of a major catastrophe in the region, and it will reflect very strongly on the rest of the world.

Israeli journalist, Palestinian pastor win Swedish rights prize

Journalist at Israel's Haaretz newspaper, Gideon Levy poses in his home on August 12, 2014 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel AvivIsraeli journalist Gideon Levy and Palestinian pastor Mitri Raheb on Thursday won the 2015 Olof Palme human rights prize for their "fight against occupation and violence", the jury said. Levy, a journalist at the left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, and Raheb, a preacher and pastor in the Lutheran church in Bethlehem, were honoured for their "courageous and indefatigable fight against occupation and violence, and for a future Middle East characterised by peaceful coexistence and equality for all," the Olof Palme Memorial Fund said in a statement.


Iran to protest Saudi ‘bombing’ of Yemen embassy to Security Council

Yemen has tightened security near the Iranian embassy in SanaaIran said Thursday it would protest to the UN Security Council after it accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. "During an air raid by Saudi Arabia against Sanaa, a rocket fell near our embassy and unfortunately one of our guards was seriously wounded," Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said, quoted by official news agency IRNA. "We will inform the Security Council of the details of this attack within several hours," he said.