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Italy says uncovers possible plot to attack Rome, arrests suspects

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MILAN Italian police issued arrest warrants on Thursday for six people suspected of conspiring to join Islamic State, and court documents said three of them had been discussing possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. | Video

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Israel opposes French peace drive, wants direct talks with Palestinians 28 Apr 2016

JERUSALEM Israel formally expressed its opposition on Thursday to a French-proposed peace initiative, reaffirming its position that only direct talks with the Palestinians can resolve the decades-old conflict.

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman and brother, armed with knives - police 28 Apr 2016

JERUSALEM Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian woman and her teenage brother on Wednesday, saying they were armed with knives and tried to carry out an attack at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. | Video

U.S. military used 'roof knock' tactic in Iraq to try to warn civilians before bombing 26 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON The United States borrowed an Israeli military tactic known as "roof knocking" to try to warn civilians before it dropped a bomb targeting Islamic State fighters in Iraq this month, but a woman was killed in the attack, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday.

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U.N. council voices alarm at Israeli statements on Golan Heights 26 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday unanimously voiced alarm over Israeli statements about the Golan Heights on Syria's border with Israel, a declaration that elicited a sharp response from Israel.

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Exclusive - Large majority of U.S. Senate pushes Obama to boost Israel aid 25 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defence aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion (£2 billion) per year.

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Palestinian, Israeli delegates trade barbs at U.N. climate summit 22 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The Palestinian president and Israel's ambassador to the United Nations traded barbs on Friday during a signing ceremony for the Paris climate accord, in the latest example of continuing Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Russian forces in Syria fired on Israeli aircraft - Israeli newspaper 22 Apr 2016

JERUSALEM Russian forces in Syria have fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek improved operational coordination with Moscow, Israel's top-selling newspaper said on Friday.

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Israel says attack on Jerusalem bus was Hamas suicide bombing 21 Apr 2016

JERUSALEM Israel said on Thursday that an attack on a Jerusalem bus this week that wounded 15 people was a suicide bombing, the first such attack in years.

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France to convene Middle East peace conference on May 30 21 Apr 2016

GENEVA France will hold an international conference in Paris on May 30 in a bid relaunch talks between Palestinians and Israelis by the end of the year, its foreign minister said in remarks published on Thursday.