Israel unveils latest addition to David's Sling missile defense system

Israel unveiled on Sunday the latest addition to its multilevel missile defense system with David’s Sling, a joint Israeli-U.S. project designed to intercept medium-range missiles. David’s Sling — which sees Israel’s Rafael Advanced... Read more »

In DC visit, Egypt's el-Sissi to test 'chemistry' with Trump

CAIRO –  Making his first official visit to Washington, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s meeting this week with U.S. President Donald Trump would be a significant step in the international rehabilitation of the general-turned-politician who... Read more »

Boycott leader calls Israeli tax fraud probe 'vicious lies'

JERUSALEM –  The founder of an anti-Israel boycott movement says the Israeli authorities’ investigation into his suspected tax evasion is based on “vicious lies.” Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian who holds Israeli residency,... Read more »

Norway minister: 2-state Mideast solution “under pressure”

COPENHAGEN, Denmark –  Norway’s foreign minister says a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “is under pressure” as he left Oslo for a visit to the Middle East. Borge Brende says “only... Read more »

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 3 in old city of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM –  Israeli police say they have apprehended a Palestinian who stabbed three people in the old city of Jerusalem. Spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man stabbed two Jewish youths Saturday before... Read more »

Trump's stance on Iran emboldens hard-liners in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran’s hard-liners are hoping they can benefit from the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, arguing that their own country needs a tougher leader to stand up to an... Read more »

UN reports Palestinian population decline in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria –  The U.N.’s Palestinian relief agency says Syria’s Palestinian refugee population has fallen by one-fifth since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. UNRWA Director Pierre Krahenbuhl said Friday... Read more »

Israel's Netanyahu defuses coalition crisis on broadcaster

JERUSALEM –  Israel’s prime minister has reached a deal with his finance minister over the fate of the country’s state-run broadcasting authority, defusing a crisis that threatened to force early elections but... Read more »

Famed lawyer says Trump 'clearly' endorsed Palestinian state

JERUSALEM –  Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him “clearly” about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state. Trump broke... Read more »

Mosul lays bare the challenge of asymmetric warfare

BAGHDAD –  As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an... Read more »