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Israeli army orders criminal inquiry into killing of two Palestinian teens in Gaza


JERUSALEM Israel's military said on Tuesday it would launch a criminal investigation into two incidents in which its troops shot dead Palestinian teenagers taking part in protests along the Gaza border.

Exclusive: Trump vows 'no concessions' with Turkey over detained U.S. pastor

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out agreeing to any demands from Turkey to gain the release of a detained American pastor and said he was not concerned that his tough stance could end up hurting European and emerging market economies.

Muslims at haj blame Arab disunity for Jerusalem embassy move

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia Muslims at the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia criticized what they described as discordant Arab leaders for failing to block President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem after he recognized the city as Israel's capital.

Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

JERUSALEM Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv hospital. He was 94.

World, Aug 20 2018

Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program

JERUSALEM White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks.

World, Aug 20 2018

Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West Bank

JERICHO, West Bank Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tons of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years.

World, Aug 19 2018

Israeli troops kill two on Gaza border, Jerusalem stabber shot dead

GAZA Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators tried to clinch a truce deal that would calm the impoverished enclave.

World, Egypt, Aug 17 2018

Netanyahu questioned again in telecoms case, sees it 'collapsing'

JERUSALEM Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over a case involving the country's largest telecoms firm, one of three corruption investigations in which he has been named as a suspect.

World, Aug 17 2018

Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source

CAIRO Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

World, Egypt, Aug 16 2018

Israel lets food, commercial goods back into Gaza as Egypt seeks truce

GAZA Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of easing tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

World, United Nations, Egypt, Aug 15 2018