Israel

Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

Photo

JERUSALEM - An Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

Photo

At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border - Israel 8:47pm BST

JERUSALEM - At least three attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said. | Video

Photo

Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan 1:43pm BST

JERUSALEM - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.

Photo

U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry 21 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of U.N. sites to store weapons.

Photo

Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem 20 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. criticism.

U.N. questions Israel on Palestinians' rights 20 Oct 2014

GENEVA - U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses and the expansion of Jewish settlements to limited Palestinian access to water and their farmland.

Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel - sources 19 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site 19 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by "all means".

Photo

Building supplies let in to Gaza as U.N. chief decries devastation 14 Oct 2014

GAZA - Israel opened the border to the first truckloads of building materials for post-war reconstruction in Gaza on Tuesday and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the destruction in the Palestinian enclave "beyond description".

Egypt court signals death penalty for seven jihadists in Sinai case 14 Oct 2014

CAIRO - An Egyptian court has recommended death sentencesĀ for sevenĀ men, including a prominent Islamist militant, charged with killing 25 policemen last year in an attack near the border with Israel, a judicial source said on Tuesday.