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Gaza crisis: Israel scrambles to restore foreign flights to Tel Aviv

Steven Scheer Israel tried on Wednesday to get US and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by...

Al-Qaeda plotted US embassy attack in Tel Aviv: Israel

A file photo of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri. Israel said it had foiled an

Dan Williams Israel said it had arrested two Palestinians from East Jerusalem who were planning to carry out attacks for al-Qaeda, including on the US Embassy, with the help of foreign suicide bombers posing as...

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem sound sirens as Israel extends strikes

Alisa Odenheimer and Calev Ben-David Palestinian missiles landed in areas around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and air-raid warnings sounded in both cities as Israel extended its bombing of the Gaza Strip and planned to increase its military...

Explosion on bus in Tel Aviv wounds 10

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A BLAST on a Tel Aviv bus that injured at least 10 people on Wednesday, three of them seriously, was ''a terrorist attack'', the Israeli Prime Minister's spokesman said.

Peter Theo Curtis rescue - how Qatar played now-familiar role in securing US hostage's release

Peter Theo Curtis during his captivity.

Adam Goldman and Karen DeYoung Last month, an American media executive arrived in Doha with a retired FBI agent known for his extensive contacts within the government of Qatar.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ready to seek peace pact on his own

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Jodi Rudoren Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to present an initiative that would bypass US-brokered negotiations with Israel that have failed for many years to produce a Palestinian state.

Woman and four children killed as Israel threatens expanded Gaza operation

An Israeli strike hits a three-story building believed to house families in Gaza City.

Calev Ben-David and Saud Abu Ramadan Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told residents of the Gaza Strip that any militant target was fair game, as aircraft struck dozens of sites and his defence minister hinted at a new...

Israel kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza air strikes

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched at the funeral of the three Hamas commanders.

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group's armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed.

Israel responds to rockets, killing wife and child of Hamas military leader

Palestinians flee their houses after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.

Nidal al-Mughrabi Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day as fighting resumed after the collapse of truce talks in Egypt.

Israel plans sensors to detect Palestinian tunnels

Subterranean threat: An Israeli soldier gives journalists a tour of a tunnel allegedly used by Palestinian militants for attacks from the Gaza Strip.

Robert Tait The Israeli army is researching a sensor-based system designed to detect tunnels that it says are being dug by Palestinian militants trying to infiltrate into Israel.

French journalists arrested in West Papua could be charged with subversion

A Papaun holds the Morning Star indpendence flag during the funeral for the prominent independence leader Theys Eluay in Sentani, West Papua, November 17, 2001.

Michael Bachelard The detention of two French journalists in the Indonesian province of West Papua has taken a dangerous new turn with local police suggesting the pair were present at an exchange of ammunition by a...

Gaza cease-fire off to rocky start as Palestine accuses Israel of cross-border shooting

Nidal al-Mughrabi Israel denies shooting at houses as the two sides agree to extend their truce by five days.

Israel says Gaza ceasefire violated by more militant rockets

Palestinian Hamas supporters gather for a rally in Gaza City, Gaza Strip,  on Thursday.

Calev Ben-David and Saud Abu Ramadan Israel said a ceasefire with Hamas forces in Gaza was violated hours before it was due to expire, following a failure by negotiators from the two sides to reach a longer-term deal.

Jerusalem rocked by two suspected Palestinian attacks

The overturned bus in Jerusalem on Monday.

Jeffrey Heller A Palestinian killed an Israeli and overturned a bus with a construction vehicle and a gunman wounded a soldier in attacks in Jerusalem that appeared to be a backlash the conflict in Gaza.

US, European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

US and many European airlines have suspended flights for 24 hours to Tel Aviv after a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.

Karen Jacobs US air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the US Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger...

US needs help from unlikely allies to forge Gaza ceasefire

US Secretary of State, John Kerry (right), with UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in Cairo.

Michael R. Gordon The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is busy in the Egyptian capital in an attempt to craft a ceasefire in the Gaza crisis as rapidly as possible, among mounting concern over the number of...

Israeli soldier Oron Shaul missing in Gaza: the words that chill a nation

Israeli soldier Oron Shaul has gone missing in the Gaza Strip.

Isabel Kershner and Jodi Rudoren Capturing an Israeli soldier - or even withholding a soldier's remains - can have a powerful effect on Israeli society, more in some ways than death.

Israel faces increasing pressure to halt Gaza war

US Secretary of State John Kerry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jodi Rudoren Israel faced new political and economic pressures Wednesday to negotiate a halt to the Gaza war, with its rising toll of death and destruction, as ceasefire talks ground forward and airlines extended...

UN investigates Israel, Hamas for war crimes

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

Nick Cumming-Bruce The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to establish a war crimes inquiry into the Gaza conflict at a special session in which the top human rights official, Navi Pillay, said Israel and...

UN shelter in Gaza shelled, killing at least 15

A crater from a shell in the courtyard of the school.

Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman Shelter in northern Gaza has been shelled, causing "multiple deaths and injuries," according to a spokesman for the UN refugee agency.