King Abdullah II on Wednesday accused Israel of disrupting Jordan's nuclear energy plans and warned of sectarian violence spilling across the border from Syria, in a wide-ranging interview with Agence France Presse.
The king, whose country needs atomic energy to meet its energy needs and power water desalination plants, said "strong opposition to Jordan's nuclear energy program is coming from Israel."Full Story
Militants from Gaza on Wednesday fired two projectiles into southern Israel that exploded without causing casualties or damage, a military spokeswoman told Agence France Presse.
"They hit in open areas in the Eshkol region," she said. It was not immediately known if rockets or mortar rounds had been fired.Full Story
Prime Minister Najib Miqati will preside an official Lebanese delegation to New York at the end of September to participate in the annual United Nations General Assembly's meeting, An Nahar newspaper reported on Wednesday.
According to the daily, the premier's speech will highlight the importance of implementing peace in the Middle East and Lebanon's ambition to witness its accomplishment.Full Story
President Barack Obama called Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday after he provoked a sudden crisis in relations by warning Washington had no moral right to stop Israel attacking Iran's nuclear program.
In an unusual move, Obama called the Prime Minister in the early hours Israel time, after a day of fast-rising tensions, exacerbated when Israeli officials said Obama had snubbed Netanyahu's request for talks on U.S. soil.Full Story
President Barack Obama will not receive Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the United States later this month, an Israeli official told Agence France Presse on Tuesday.
Netanyahu, who will be attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, had asked for a meeting with Obama, proposing to travel to Washington for it, the official saidFull Story
The international community cannot ask Israel to keep waiting before acting against Iran if it has not laid down red lines to Tehran over its nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
"The world tells Israel: Wait, there's still time. And I say: wait for what? Wait until when?," Netanyahu said.Full Story
Hizbullah has between 60,000 and 70,000 rockets aimed at Israel, the Jewish state's Defense Ministry Diplomatic-Security chief said Monday.
Speaking at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's World Summit, Amos Gilad said Hizbullah has stockpiled rockets of various types, and its arsenal is far more robust than the one it had prior to the 2006 war with Israel.Full Story
Israel has agreed to compensate a family from southern Gaza whose two sons were shot dead by Israeli troops during the 22-day war over New Year 2009, a rights group said on Monday.
According to a statement from the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Israel has agreed to pay compensation of 430,000 shekels ($108,315, 84,760 euros) to the Shurrab family from Khan Yunis over a deadly incident which occurred shortly before the end of the massive Israeli operation.Full Story
The head of the U.N. atomic agency hit out Monday at Iran's refusal to grant access to sites and scientists involved in suspected nuclear weapons research, as Western powers looked to turn up the heat on Tehran.
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano called on Iran to open up "without further delay" the Parchin military site where "powerful tools" could detect traces of covert activities despite Tehran's suspected clean-up work.Full Story
Some 2,000 Palestinians angry at the rising cost of living flooded the streets of Hebron on Monday, as a general strike halted public transport across the West Bank.
Clouds of black smoke poured into the air across the Israeli-occupied territory as furious demonstrators set light to tires, kicking off a second week of protests against the spiraling cost of living, high petrol prices and unemployment.Full Story