Israel

Israel jails first asylum seekers refusing deportation

Israel has jailed seven Eritrean asylum seekers after they refused to be deported to Rwanda, human rights groups say.

Israel jails first asylum seekers refusing deportation

UNRWA

UN: Food aid to Palestinian refugees will end soon

UNRWA is missing millions of dollars from its budget after the US cut funding to the agency. Now, it cannot guarantee food distribution for the rest of the year.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Abbas calls for international peace conference at UNSC

Palestinian Authority president calls for 'multilateral mechanism' during his speech at United Nations Security Council.

Israel

Egyptian, Israeli firms sign $15bn natural gas deal

Israel to export $15bn worth of natural gas to Egypt over 10-year period.

Egyptian, Israeli firms sign $15bn natural gas deal

Egypt

Stranded Palestinians in Egypt leave for Rafah crossing

Groups say 160 Palestinians were stranded for 13 days after Egyptian authorities suddenly closed Rafah crossing.

Palestinians stranded in Egypt leave for Rafah crossing

Middle East

Iran denies 'hegemon' plans, denounces Saudi and Israel

Saudi Arabia urges 'fundamental change in Iranian regime' as Tehran's foreign minister calls foes 'US client states'.

Middle East

Funerals held for Palestinian teenagers killed by Israel

Their deaths have added to the tension on the Gaza-Israeli border, following an explosion that injured four Israeli soldiers on Saturday. Israel blames Hamas for the attack and has carried out a series of ground and air attacks on 18 Hamas targets.

Middle East

Netanyahu warns Iran over drone

A tense exchange unfolded at a major security conference in Munich on Sunday, when Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again scolded Iran, which he described as the largest threat to Middle East security.

Israel

'Greatest threat to the world': Netanyahu attacks Iran

War of words escalates as Israeli PM says Iran advocates 'master faith' like Nazi Germany used to advocate master race.

Netanyahu: Iran is the greatest threat to the world

Israel

Polish PM defends controversial Holocaust law in Munich

Mateusz Morawiecki stands by previous statements as he rejects criticism of his country's new Holocaust law.

Poland's Morawiecki defends Holocaust law in Munich

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

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