Trump Announces Sudan Will Move to Normalize Relations With Israel

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Friday that Israel and Sudan have agreed to move toward normalizing relations, in a deal that began with opening economic and trade ties. But it appeared... Read more »

Russia Poses Greater Election Threat Than Iran, Many U.S. Officials Say

WASHINGTON — While senior Trump administration officials said this week that Iran has been actively interfering in the presidential election, many intelligence officials said they remained far more concerned about Russia, which... Read more »

Iran and Russia Seek to Influence Election in Final Days, U.S. Officials Warn

WASHINGTON — Iran and Russia have both obtained American voter registration data, top national security officials announced late on Wednesday, providing the first concrete evidence that the two countries are stepping in... Read more »

Manslaughter Charge Urged for Israeli Officer in Killing of Autistic Palestinian

JERUSALEM — Israeli prosecutors recommended on Wednesday that a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man with autism be charged with manslaughter in a case that became a rallying cry... Read more »

U.A.E. and Israel Agree to Visa Waivers and Direct Flights

JERUSALEM — Diplomats from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday made their first official trip to Israel since the countries normalized relations in August, and the two sides signed pacts deepening their... Read more »

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Qaeda Financier Who Trades in Gems

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on an Australian-based businessman and his gemstone company for helping Al Qaeda move money across the globe to sustain its operations. Treasury officials... Read more »

U.S. Seeks Release of Austin Tice and Majd Kamalmaz From Syria

High-level United States officials traveled recently to Syria for rare talks with the Assad government in an attempt to secure the release of American citizens held prisoner there, a high priority for... Read more »

State Dept. to Remove Sudan From List of Terrorist States

WASHINGTON — The State Department will take Sudan off a list of countries that sponsor terrorism, clearing the way for the East African nation’s fragile government to seek international assistance and, potentially,... Read more »

Eitan Haber, Rabin Aide and Israeli Wordsmith, Dies at 80

JERUSALEM — At one of the most traumatic moments in Israel’s history, it was up to Eitan Haber, the trusted confidant of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, to announce to the nation Mr.... Read more »

Israeli Charity Treats Ultra-Orthodox Virus Patients at Home

JERUSALEM — When the elderly father of an ultra-Orthodox radio personality in Israel contracted the coronavirus recently, his family dreaded the prospect of his entering an isolated hospital ward and possibly never... Read more »