Netanyahu’s corruption trial will start two weeks after Israel’s elections

The trial will begin one day after the country's newly elected parliament is sworn in and in the middle of coalition negotiations, as Israel...

Syrians are in a desperate race to outrun a brutal regime offensive

Finally, a van stops -- it's a godsend. The family piles in with their hastily filled bags containing just a change of clothes, which...

Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities Fast Facts

1957 - The United States signs a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Iran.1958 - Iran joins the IAEA.1967 - The Tehran Nuclear Research Center,...

UN publishes ‘blacklist’ of companies doing business in Israeli settlements

The database took more than three years to complete, after being mandated in a resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2016....

For the first time in 9 years, two nation states are going toe-to-toe in...

But over the past week, a starker evolution has occurred, one that's been lost amid fatigue around the seemingly endless violence. Two of the...

Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts

Father: Benzion Netanyahu, a historianMother: Cela (Segal) NetanyahuMarriages: Sara Ben-Artzi (1991-present); Fleur Cates (1981-1988, divorced); Miriam Haran (divorced)Children: with Sara Ben-Artzi: Avner and Yair;...

Dozens of people were killed in Syrian airstrikes, a human rights group says

Sixty-two of the victims were civilians, including nine children and five women. Nine militants were killed, the group said of the attacks near Damascus...

Russia says civilian jet made emergency landing after brush with Syrian fire

Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Friday that Syrian air defense systems responding to Israeli airstrikes may have targeted the civilian jet as it came...

Three Palestinians killed, 12 Israeli soldiers hurt in 24 hours of violence

Early Thursday morning, a Palestinian assailant carried out a ramming attack against Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

Palestinians say Trump’s deal is racist. But their leaders are bereft of ideas on...

Ahmed Jihad is a mechanic rebuilding a badly smashed taxi van in a jerry-built garage in the West Bank. The Jewish settlement of Beit...

Iran Fast Facts

Capital: TehranEthnic Groups: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes Religion: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian,...

Fifty US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike

That's an increase of 16 from late last week when the Pentagon said 34 cases had been diagnosed. "As of today, 50 U.S. service...

Trump unveils Mideast plan after Netanyahu indicted

Alex Brandon/APPresident Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Tuesday. “Today Israel takes...

Netanyahu indicted in corruption cases, hours before Mideast plan announced

Netanyahu has been charged with bribery and fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit submitted the indictment...

Netanyahu withdraws immunity request in corruption cases

Netanyahu has been charged with bribery and fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit submitted the indictment...

Israel’s Netanyahu withdraws immunity request in corruption cases

The withdrawal of the immunity request means Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit can officially file indictments against Netanyahu, allowing the trial of a sitting prime...

Saudi Arabia wants US troops to stay in Iraq, top official says

Faisal said the American presence in the region played a crucial role in defeating ISIS and was key to preventing the resurgence of the...

US military plane crashes in Afghanistan

"A U.S. Bombardier E-11A crashed today in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash...

US military investigating reports of Afghanistan plane crash

The official could not add any further details. Multiple reports have emerged of a plane crash in the region, which is largely controlled by...

An Iranian plane skidded off the runway onto a road

Photos and videos from the scene on Monday in the Iranian city of Mahshahr show the Caspian Airlines plane grounded in the middle of...