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Beijing – China Requiring People To Visit Their Aged Parents

Beijing - Visit your parents. That's an order. So says China, whose national legislature on Friday amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children visit their aged...

Jerusalem – Israeli Leader’s Party Criticizes President

Jerusalem - Israel's president and prime minister are trading charges over making peace with the Palestinians. President Shimon Peres told a summit of international ambassadors ...

Israel – Court: Barred Arab Candidate Can Run In Election

Israel - Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Sunday an Arab lawmaker could stand in elections, overturning her disqualification by electoral officials over her participation in a Gaza-...

West Bank – IDF Completes Evacuation Of Oz Zion Outpost

West Bank - IDF forces removed the remaining settler activists from the Oz Zion outpost near Beit El in the early morning hours of Sunday morning, at the end of a weekend that star...

Tehran – Iran Showcases Special Forces During Naval Drills: Report

Tehran - Iranian special forces and military diving units practiced defending their ports and coastline against attacks on Sunday, state-linked media reported during naval war game...

Tel Aviv, Israel – At Israel School, Anyone Can Learn To Be A Prophet

Tel Aviv, Israel - Instead of long beards and robes, they wear track suits and T-shirts. Their tablets are electronic, not hewn of stone, and they hold smartphones, not staffs. The...

Israel – Livni: Netanyahu-Led Gov’t Will Lead To ‘Halachic’ State

Israel - Tzipi Livni warned on Sunday that a government led by Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners will be a "halachic, fearful state" that enemies will view as weak. ...

Jerusalem – Israel Eases Ban On Building Material For Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel eased its blockade of Gaza on Sunday, allowing a shipment of gravel for private construction into the Palestinian territory for the first time since Hamas seized...

Tehran – U.S. Plane Stuck In Iran For Repairs After Emergency Landing

Tehran - A small U.S. commercial plane has been stuck in Iran for nearly three weeks after making an emergency landing near the city of Ahvaz, the country's airports director said ...

Jerusalem – Israel Formally Indicts Former Foreign Minister Lieberman

Jerusalem - Israel's Justice Ministry filed its indictment of former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman in a Jerusalem court on Sunday, charging him with breach of trust and fraud ...

Germany – Respected Magazine Mistakenly Publishes Bush Obituary

Germany - Germany's respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The unfinished obituary appeared on Der Sp...

Beijing – China Court Orders Apple To Pay In Rights Dispute

Beijing - A Chinese court has ordered Apple Inc. to pay 1.03 million yuan ($165,000) to eight Chinese writers and two companies who say unlicensed copies of their work were distrib...

Philadelphia – AP Exclusive: Documents Raise Doubts In Nazi Probe

Philadelphia - The case of an 87-year-old Philadelphia man accused by Germany of serving as an SS guard at Auschwitz has largely centered on whether he was stationed at the part of...

Jerusalem – Poll Shows Premier Losing Support But Poised To Win Elections

Jerusalem - New polls show Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still poised to win the Jan. 22 elections, but one poll shows him slipping. The Dahaf survey predicts Netany...

West Bank – Abbas: Israel Reduced Security Cooperation

West Bank - The Palestinian president has claimed Israel has reduced its security cooperation with Palestinians in the West Bank to protest the successful bid for upgraded status a...

Tehran – Iran Starts Navy Drills Near Strait Of Hormuz

Tehran - Iran started on Friday six days of naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, the official IRNA news agency reported, maneuvers aimed at showcasing its military capabilities in...

Moscow – Putin Signs Bill Banning US Adoptions Of Russian Children

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, part of a harsh response to a U.S. law targeting Russians deemed to be h...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: I’ll Strengthen Settlements During Next 4 Years

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday promised to continue strengthening the settlement enterprise in the West Bank, kicking off his Likud-Beytenu campaign ahead...

Israel – Livni Reportedly In Talks Seeking Foreign Ministry

Israel - Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has her sights set on returning to her former post, and has already sent messengers twice to speak to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu...

Minsk – Belarus Jewish Leader On Trial On Suspected Bribes

Minsk - Yuri Dorn, president of the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations in Belarus, is on trial for alleged bribe-taking and several other offenses under Belarusian criminal la...