French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie has landed in Israel for the first lap of her Middle East tour as she battles a controversy over her offer to assist deposed leader Zine El ...
President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia supports the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.
Talks on naming a new premier in crisis-hit Lebanon were postponed on Monday. Parliamentary consultations are now due to take place on Monday and Tuesday next week.
Israel has come under international criticism for bulldozing a hotel in an Arab neighbourhood in east Jerusalem to make way for settlement housing.
Israel troops shot dead a young Palestinian on Saturday as he ran toward a checkpoint in the West Bank shouting Islamic slogans.
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday warned Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu against launching a new war on Gaza, as they met in a bid to break the impasse in Middle East peace negotiations.
Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was convicted of two counts of rape on Thursday and now faces at least eight years in prison.
At least 27 Israeli rabbis' wives have signed a letter calling on Jewish women to avoid intermarriage with Arabs.
Israeli tanks fired a barrage of shells into the Gaza Strip on Sunday after a firefight in which two militants were killed.
On 24 December Ecuador became the latest Latin American country to formally recognize Palestine as an independent state.