Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli officers on Sunday sealed off the Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman who killed seven people outside a synagogue on the outskirts of the city, police said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “a swift response”. Seven people including a 14-year-old were shot dead on Friday in the attack on … Read more

Israeli Military Boosting Forces in West Bank, Spokesperson Says

Israeli Military Boosting Forces in West Bank, Spokesperson Says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli military said on Saturday it was boosting forces in the occupied West Bank, a day after a Palestinian gunman shot seven people dead near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem.     “Following an IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) situational assessment, it was decided to reinforce the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) … Read more

Top U.S. Treasury Official to Warn UAE, Turkey Over Sanctions Evasion

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

By Daphne Psaledakis and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department’s top sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and businesses that they could lose U.S. market access if they do business with entities subject to U.S. curbs as Washington cracks down on Russian … Read more

Auschwitz Director Cites ‘Sick Megalomania’ in Ukraine War at Commemoration

Auschwitz Director Cites 'Sick Megalomania' in Ukraine War at Commemoration

WARSAW (Reuters) – The director of the Auschwitz Memorial on Friday compared the deaths of people in Ukraine to the suffering in World War Two during commemorations marking the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp by Soviet troops. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial preserves the Auschwitz death camp set up … Read more

Saudi Arabia Condemns Israeli Raid in Jenin

Saudi Arabia Condemns Israeli Raid in Jenin

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Thursday strongly condemned a raid by Israeli commandos on the Palestinian town of Jenin that killed seven people and injured two, state news agency SPA reported. The Saudi foreign ministry said it denounced Israeli forces’ “storming of the city” that led to “the fall of a number of victims”. The … Read more

Race Against the Clock for Germany’s Top Nazi Hunter

Race Against the Clock for Germany's Top Nazi Hunter

LUDWIGSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Germany’s top Nazi hunter, Thomas Will, is hopeful of securing further convictions over the Holocaust even as the remaining suspects, many now in their late 90s, die. Will told Reuters that he has handed over five cases to local prosecutors in Germany that he believes still have a chance of going … Read more

Turkey Says It Is ‘Meaningless’ to Restore NATO Dialogue With Sweden, Finland

Turkey Says It Is 'Meaningless' to Restore NATO Dialogue With Sweden, Finland

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday it was “meaningless” to hold a trilateral meeting with Sweden and Finland to discuss their NATO bids after protests this month in Stockholm. Speaking at a news conference, Cavusoglu also said there is no offer to evaluate Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO membership seperately. Swedish … Read more

Lebanon’s Mikati Says Divisions in Judiciary May Have “Dangerous Consequences” if Not Resolved

Lebanon's Mikati Says Divisions in Judiciary May Have “Dangerous Consequences” if Not Resolved

(Reuters) – Lebanon caretaker prime minister Najib Mikati says the divisions in the judiciary body may have “dangerous consequences” if the concerned people themselves do not work to resolve this dilemma wisely, a statement from Mikati’s office said on Wednesday. Lebanon’s top public prosecutor on Wednesday charged the judge investigating the Beirut port blast of … Read more

Explainer-Why Is Turkey Blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO Membership?

Explainer-Why Is Turkey Blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO Membership?

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO have run into an obstacle in the form of objections by Turkey, which holds veto powers over accession to the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement on how to proceed in Madrid last June, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden, … Read more

Gaza Fisherman Gets New Outboard Engine After a Decade’s Wait, as Israel Relaxes Curbs

Gaza Fisherman Gets New Outboard Engine After a Decade's Wait, as Israel Relaxes Curbs

GAZA (Reuters) – Marooned for a decade by engine failure, Palestinian fisherman Falah Abu Reyala will finally be able to return to sea with a new outboard motor for his boat after Israel eased curbs on the supply of parts to Gaza it feared could be used to make weapons. After the Islamist group Hamas … Read more