Israel

Netanyahu-linked officials arrested over corruption

Senior executives from Israeli telecommunications giant with links to Netanyahu arrested as part of ongoing probe.

Netanyahu-linked officials arrested over corruption

Gaza

Palestinian teenagers killed in Israeli air raids

Two youths killed, two others wounded, in series of attacks, following border blast that wounded four Israeli soldiers.

Palestinian teenagers killed in Israeli air raids

Weather

Flash-flooding in Baghdad, basking in the sun in Riyadh

Another winter storm is set to bring extreme conditions to the Levant and neighbours.

Flash-flooding in Baghdad, basking in the sun in Riyadh

Benjamin Netanyahu

What is Benjamin Netanyahu being charged with?

The main charges against the prime minister, after police recommended indictment for bribery.

Opinion

Israel is not a 'place of refuge'

Contrary to media claims, Israel is not "betraying" its history by deporting asylum seekers. It's continuing it.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

Israel

Israel's leaders and corruption allegations

From Barak to Netanyahu, every prime minister since 1996 has been the subject of a corruption investigation.

Israel's leaders and corruption allegations

Israel

Netanyahu: I will not resign

The Israeli prime minister calls police allegations 'biased', as calls for his resignation grow.

Netanyahu: I will not resign

Israel

Israeli police recommend indictment of PM Netanyahu

In televised address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says police recommendation will 'end with nothing'.

Israel

Israel 'to stay Jewish even at price of human rights'

Minister Ayelet Shaked says keeping Israel's Jewish majority is justified, even 'at the price' of rights violations.

Ayelet Shaked: Israel must safeguard Jewish majority

Gaza

'54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits

Rights groups say Israel responsible for more than 50 deaths in besieged Gaza Strip in 2017 for lack of medical permits.

'54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits

France

Israel boycotts Israeli film festival over army movie

Embassy officials will not attend opening of Paris event as launch film shows army covering up deaths of Palestinians.

Israel boycotts film festival over Foxtrot screening

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

US denies alleged West Bank settlement annexation plan

White House vehemently denies Israeli PM's comments that discussions taking place on annexing West Bank settlements.

US denies alleged West Bank settlement annexation plan

Syria's Civil War

Regional powers braced for showdown in Syria

Tit-for-tat exchanges between Israel and Iran-backed Syria confront Russia with challenge of keeping a lid on tensions.

Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria

Opinion

Untying the knot of the Israeli attack on Syria

This latest turmoil reminded Israel it has no allies in Syria nor control over developments.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Inside Story

Egypt: Will the Sinai military operation succeed?

Egypt's president orders a major army campaign in Northern Sinai weeks before his re-election bid.