Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

World Nov 13, 2019

Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

Israel launched airstrikes Tuesday against two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria in a sharp escalation of Israel's regional conflict with Iran, which backs the militant group. The attack sparked an hours-long ...

Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of Palestinian

World Nov 12, 2019

Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of Palestinian

Israeli troops on Monday shot and killed a young Palestinian man during clashes in a West Bank refugee camp, but an amateur video indicated the man was unarmed and not participating in the unrest when he was shot. The Israeli military said it was ...

Embattled Trump leaves New York angry and bitter

World / Politics Sep 27, 2019

Embattled Trump leaves New York angry and bitter

From his New York skyscraper, President Donald Trump should have felt on top of the world. Instead, scandal over his alleged shakedown of Ukraine's president for dirt on an opponent has brought him to the lowest point of his presidency — and at risk ...

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

World / Politics Sep 26, 2019

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

Israel's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with his strongest rival, Benny Gantz, failed following an inconclusive election. But right-wing Likud party chief Netanyahu, facing a looming indictment on corruption allegations he denies, still has ...