Moscow says White House assertions the Assad regime was preparing a chemical weapons attack is 'unacceptable'; 'I am not aware of any information about a threat that chemical weapons can be used,' Kremlin spokesman adds.
Reuters 16:04 , 27.06.17
In warning that caught State Dept. off guard, White House claims US had 'identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime' while offering no evidence to back claim; Trump admin. warns of such a course of action, 'Assad and his military will pay a heavy price.'
Associated Press 09:21 , 27.06.17
Millions of Muslims worldwide kick off celebrations of religious holiday marking end of month of Ramadan with family meetings, meals, processions, charity-giving and shopping. Here are images of some of the festivities and prayers from around the world.
Ynet reporters 19:00 , 26.06.17
US Pres. Trump's administration to be allowed to state legality of revised travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries before Supreme Court; the court will also partly allow temporary 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to go into effect.
News Agencies 18:10 , 26.06.17
White House official tells Fox News the Trump administration is looking for a 'Camp David moment' in an effort to end Arab boycott of Qatar; 'The president now wants to bring all the key players to Washington. It's not just about Qatari elements funding the Brotherhood but disavowing support for extremism in general.'
Ynet 09:32 , 25.06.17
After reportedly suffering great losses in battle against the Philippine military, Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of ISIS-affiliated Abu Sayyaf and one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, has disappeared from the battle zone in Marawi City, raising suspicions he may have been able to slip somewhere.
AFP 08:51 , 25.06.17
Then-US pres. Obama knew Russia was tampering with US elections to assist Trump but chose not to go public, according to Washington Post; Obama's decision relied on Clinton's expected win and fear he would seen as influencing elections himself.
AFP 13:09 , 24.06.17
After Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban praised Miklos Horthy, the World War II-era leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany for being an 'exceptional statesmen' for leading the country after World War I, Jewish groups criticize the Hungarian leader, saying Horthy 'cannot be put as an example for future generations.'
AP 22:57 , 23.06.17
The Kiev city council decides to change the name of a main street from that of a General who liberated the city from the Nazis, to that of a Nazi officer who organized and took part in ethnic cleansing; dozens are injured in protests against renaming, which is temporarily suspended.
Itamar Eichner 20:43 , 19.06.17
Witnesses say a white van deliberately swerved into a group of worshippers leaving a London mosque, killing one and injuring several; driver held by members of the public before police arrive to take him into custody; London police: 'Mosque attack had all the hallmarks of terrorist incident.'
Reuters 08:16 , 19.06.17
President Trump dismisses possible obstruction of justice probe as a 'phony story' and a 'witch hunt'; former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head probe; Putin dismisses meddling claim, saying Comey and US officials have offered no proof.
Reuters 20:18 , 15.06.17
According to the Washington Post, special counsel Robert Mueller plans to interview director of national intelligence, head of NSA and former deputy head of NSA as part of probe; Trump's legal team denounces report.
Reuters 08:40 , 15.06.17
Poland's prime minister's comments during a memorial observance at Auschwitz appear to defend anti-migrant policies; 'In today's restless times, Auschwitz is a great lesson showing that everything must be done to protect the safety and life of one's citizens.'
AP 23:37 , 14.06.17
Steve Scalise, among other political figures and aides, was shot when a man opened fire during a baseball practice US politicians in Alexandria, Virginia; suspect has reportedly been killed, while Scalise said to be in critical condition; another person also said to have been shot.
Reuters, AP 22:52 , 14.06.17
US President Donald Trump, calling Qatar a 'high level' sponsor of terrorism, urges the Gulf state to 'end its funding' of terrorist groups, while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called to 'ease the blockade'; The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Trump's demand, ignore Tillerson's request.
Reuters 19:42 , 10.06.17
Despite calls from rivals and pressure within her own party to quit, Theresa May will reportedly not step down; while she secured her own seat, May's snap election gamble backfired as her party failed to command a parliamentary majority.
Associated Press 09:31 , 09.06.17
After a snap election campaign clouded by terror attacks in Manchester and London, the British people face a choice between Conservative Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Polls suggest May would increase her majority in parliament.
Reuters 08:56 , 08.06.17
Qatari foreign minister tells CNN that FBI experts who analyzed an alleged cyber breach in late May suspect hackers planted story on Qatar’s state news agency attributing quotes to the Emir that were friendly towards Iran and Israel.
AFP 08:39 , 07.06.17
The British police release the names of two of the three terrorists in the London Bridge attack; according to state sources, the leader of the trio is London resident and Pakistan native who was known to authorities and was suspected of trying to lure children with sweets and money.
Reuters 23:07 , 05.06.17
Putin flatly denies accusations of election tampering and potential links between his country and Trump's inner circle; Putin: 'You created a sensation out of nothing. And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current (US) president.'
Reuters 14:38 , 05.06.17
Speaking in the aftermath of yet another deadly attack on British soil that killed at least 7 and wounded scores more, May says Britain could 'not pretend that things can continue as they are,' urged that measures be stepped up against 'evil ideology.'
Reuters 13:37 , 04.06.17
While no organization has yet taken responsibility for the combined terror attack in London on Saturday, earlier that day the terror group published a leaflet in which they called on Muslims to kill 'crusaders' by shooting, stabbing, and running them over; Eyewitness in the London attack said that the three terrorists shouted: 'This is for Allah.'
Roi Kais 12:36 , 04.06.17
Police and witnesses report a large white van running down crowds of pedestrians on London Bridge before knife-wielding terrorists exit the vehicle to stab others; police kill three male attackers in what they call a terrorist incident; No group has claimed responsibility.
Reuters 07:59 , 04.06.17
With former FBI director Comey due to speak before the Senate on US Pres. Trump allegedly pressuring him to drop investigation into suspected Russian ties to his campaign, experts estimate whether Trump will use executive order to stop him from testifying; While chances of Trump doing so or convincing Congress that such an order is valid are slim, some say that even attempting this 'makes it look like you have something to hide.'
Reuters 16:28 , 03.06.17
US Ambassador to UN Haley warns UN Human Rights Council that it cannot keep covering up for egregious human rights violators while attacking Israel; 'When the council passes more than 70 resolutions against Israel and 7 against Iran, you know something is seriously wrong.'
Ynetnews 13:45 , 03.06.17
UN Security Council expands on sanctions against N. Korea after repeated missile tests; This is the first resolution agreed by US and N. Korea's only major ally, China, since Pres. Trump took office; US Def. Sec. Mattis calls N. Korea's missile tests 'clear and present danger.'
New Agencies 10:21 , 03.06.17
Leo Varadkar easily wins leadership of main ruling party; he is set to be sworn in as country's first gay PM on June 13; not yet 40, he draws comparisons to Macron, Trudeau; opponents say he will take Fine Gael towards the right.
Reuters 22:59 , 02.06.17
White House request to renew the ban for six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from anywhere in the world renews conflict between the Justice Department, which insists Trump has 'lawful authority to keep the nation safe,' and rights groups, which insist the 'ban is unconstitutional.'
Associated Press 10:31 , 02.06.17
Efforts by critics of the vehemently anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour to prevent her from delivering a keynote speech at a CUNY graduation ceremony fail as the school administration insist on standing firm on the decision, with the dean saying it was important to listen respectfully to differing ideas; Sarsour’s inflammatory comments have included ‘Nothing is creepier than Zionism’ and approval of throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers; ‘The Zionist trolls are out to play. Bring it.’
Associated Press 09:16 , 02.06.17
President Vladimir Putin insists that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person.
AP 18:34 , 01.06.17
CNN sacks comedian Kathy Griffin, as endorsers decide to follow suit, after the comic appeared in a brief video Tuesday holding what looked like US President Donald Trump's bloody, severed head; she later apologized, saying that the brief video was 'too disturbing' and not funny
AP 23:37 , 31.05.17
US Pres. Trump expected to renew order suspending transfer of US Embassy to Jerusalem; The temporary order has been signed by every US president since '99; An official stresses that even 'If he signs the wavier this week, that will not be indicative of him reversing his opinion, it will just be a question of timing.'
Ynet 21:00 , 31.05.17
A powerful bomb in a sewage tanker exploded in the center of Afghanistan's capital killing at least 80 people and wounding around 350, sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the presidential palace and foreign embassies.
Reuters 14:41 , 31.05.17
After Trump tweeted that German trade and defence policies are 'very bad' and Merkel questioned the US's reliability as an ally, attempts are made by Merkel and others to de-escalate situation, with Merkel and Italian PM Gentiloni saying Europe's ties to the US remain important.
Ynet & News Agencies 21:10 , 30.05.17
Shocking video goes viral on social media showing South African police lining up group of suspected apple thieves on a roadside cliff and hurling apples at their backs while laughing as the suspects flinch in pain.
Associated Press 21:49 , 28.05.17
The North's KCNA news agency did not report the exact nature of the weapon or the time of the test, but said it was organized by the Academy of National Defense Science, a blacklisted agency that is believed to be developing missiles and nuclear weapons.
Reuters 08:25 , 28.05.17
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Jared Kushner, the senior adviser to the president and his son-in-law, reportedly discussed with the Russian ambassador the possibility of creating a secret communication channel between Donald Trump's transition team and the Kremlin.
Reuters 12:18 , 27.05.17
While world leaders in the G7 summit agree to turn up pressure on internet firms to remove extremist content in an effort to stop the spread of “hateful ideology,” Trump remained in disharmony with the rest over climate change; White House official: although Trump's views on climate change are 'evolving,' he will not make a decision until after his return to Washington
AP 11:15 , 27.05.17
The US president commemorates Ramadan by noting that it 'strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence'; Trump's wishes come as former US House speaker Boehner notes his time as president has been terrible in all but foreign policy.
Gahl Becker & Associated Press 23:03 , 26.05.17
'Unless urgent measures are taken to de-escalate, the crisis risks spiraling out of control with devastating consequences for Palestinians and Israelis,' warns UN Middle East Envoy Mladenov, regarding a lack of electricity and water, and raw sewage spilling off Gaza shores.
Reuters 21:18 , 26.05.17
Former US president Obama was in Berlin for panel discussion as Trump reached NATO summit in Brussels; German Chancellor Merkel was all smiles as she joined Obama on panel, 2 hours before she was obliged to deal with Trump, as he demanded Europeans pay off debts.
Ynet 17:07 , 26.05.17
The FBI is examining the ties of the White House's senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, following his testimony about his meeting with the Russian ambassador and a Moscow banker who supported separatists in Ukraine. Kushner's attorney says he would be happy to give further testimony if required.
AP 07:46 , 26.05.17
An Imam, Sadiq Patel, joined an elderly Jewish woman, Renee Rachel Black, at prayer at a vigil for the Manchester bombing; Patel: 'No words can actually express what we’re going through. But one thing we do know is we’re in this together and we’ll get through this together.'
Reuters 14:50 , 25.05.17
Police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing stop sharing information with the US on the investigation as a row erupts over leaks of key evidence in the US; PM May expected to raise concerns of US intelligence leaks with Trump.
Reuters 11:07 , 25.05.17
In a call last month with the Philippines' President Duterte, US President Trump described North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as a 'madman with nuclear weapons' who could not be let on the loose; during the call, Trump also told Duterte that Washington had sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula.
Reuters 23:24 , 24.05.17
A federal appeals court rejects Jonathan Pollard's bid to relax his parole conditions; Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, had said the parole conditions were too severe and have prevented him from getting a job, but the court said that documents compromised by Pollard remained classified.
Reuters 21:17 , 24.05.17
On Jerusalem Day, the Czech Republic Parliament approved the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; Members of parliament call on the government to adopt the same position and stop payments to UNESCO.
Itamar Eichner 21:14 , 24.05.17
Police say 22 people have been killed and at least 59 wounded in what officials are calling a suicide bombing; world leaders extend condolences to UK and express support in light of attack; ISIS claims responsibility.
Reuters 07:52 , 23.05.17
For years, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has made his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict clear, decrying Israel's alleged human rights abuses and declaring his support for the Palestinian cause; now, after many incidents painting Corbyn's handling of anti-Semitism in a bad light, British newspaper the Telegraph reveals his ties to Holocaust deniers.
Ynet 16:49 , 22.05.17
US President Trump kicks off his international tour with a speech in Riyadh; speech takes aim at Islamist extremism with a more moderate tone; Saudi king calls Iran 'tip of spear' for terrorism and Trump believes peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible.
Reuters 19:56 , 21.05.17
The US president is warmly received in Riyadh, contrasting with the experience of his predecessor, Barack Obama; a multi-billion dollar arms deal signing ceremony is to take place, aiming to boost security in the Arab Gulf region in the face of Iranian aggression.
Associated Press 17:28 , 20.05.17
In the shadow of new allegations, Trump begins first overseas visit as president; NYT: Trump told Russians 'I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job'; Former WH staffers claim Russian officials bragged about close ties with Flynn, as way to influence Trump.
Yent & News Agencies 10:22 , 20.05.17
Speeding car crashes into pedestrians in the heart of Manhattan; 13 people treated for injuries; witnesses say motorist had driven against traffic and onto the sidewalk; CBS says incident not connected to terrorism, citing NYPD.
Reuters 19:36 , 18.05.17
Michael Flynn and other Trump advisers had at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former US officials tell Reuters, 6 of them were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers.
Reuters 17:50 , 18.05.17
Named special counsel, former FBI director Robert Mueller has been given powers to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, and circumstances surrounding Trump's sacking of James Comey.
Associated Press 10:33 , 18.05.17
Russian President Vladimir Putin offers to turn over to Congress records of US President Donald Trump's discussions with Russian diplomats in which Trump is said to have disclosed classified information, some of which was given to him by Israel.
AP 18:23 , 17.05.17
In a unanimously agreed statement, the 15-member council said it was of vital importance that North Korea show 'sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions.'
Reuters 10:04 , 16.05.17
President Trump embroiled in another controversy following reports that he disclosed classified information to Russia's foreign minister last week about a planned ISIS operation: White House categorically denies the allegations, insisting that 'at no time were intelligence methods discussed.'
Reuters 08:29 , 16.05.17
Horst Mahler was serving a 10-year sentence for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic incitement when a court ruled two years ago that he could leave prison due to serious illness; Mahler was ordered to return to prison last year, but refused and fled the country.
AP 19:17 , 15.05.17
After more than 150 countries were hit by malicious software programs on Friday due to a loophole in Microsoft's security measures, top Microsoft lawyer Brad Smith says that it is also upon countries to update their security systems, instead of 'stockpiling' code that can later be used by hackers looking to cause harm.
Associated Press 09:00 , 15.05.17
The Israeli ambassador to Nigeria canceled the latest Independence Day celebration, and with the money saved, he established a league with 225 children who escaped the Boko Haram terrorist organization.
Itamar Eichner 23:10 , 14.05.17
The parents of David Boim, a yeshiva student fatally shot in the West Bank by Hamas terrorists in 1996 file a federal lawsuit against two Chicago-area Palestinian-American groups to collect on a legal judgment stemming from the death.
AP 08:15 , 13.05.17