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July 29, 2018 7:09 AM Israel arrests Italians who painted mural of Palestinian teen

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces have arrested two Italians for drawing a giant mural of a Palestinian teenager seen as a symbol of resistance on the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, police said. The roughly four-metre image near Bethlehem in the West Bank depicts Ahed Tamimi, 17, who was released from prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping 20

June 20, 2018 5:09 AM MB Selangor: Azmin 2 – Wan Azizah 0

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — PKR leaders Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail rallied today behind the appointment of Amirudin Shari as the new Selangor mentri besar that was criticised by a party member. PKR de facto leader Anwar tweeted that the issue could be resolved amicably within Pakatan Harapan (PH). Dr Wan Azizah, who is PKR president 24

June 16, 2018 11:08 PM Palestinians say US peace efforts 'doomed to fail'

RAMALLAH: US efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are "doomed to fail", the Palestinian Authority, which has frozen contacts with Washington because of its perceived bias, said Saturday. PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told reporters that a regional tour next week by White House adviser Jared Kushner and US President Donald Trump's special 8

April 9, 2018 11:56 AM African migrants in Israel lament Netanyahu’s reversal

The presence of African migrants in Israel has become a political issue. — AFP picTEL AVIV, April 9 — In a park near Tel Aviv’s central bus station, dozens of African migrants waited for Israelis to offer them work, trying to eke out a living in a country where many want them to leave. Only days before, a solution had been announced that would regularise 24

April 2, 2018 12:23 PM Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants

JERUSALEM: Israel announced Monday it had reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel a controversial plan to deport African migrants and replace it with a new one that will see thousands sent to Western countries. A minimum of 16,250 migrants will be resettled in unspecified Western nations under the agreement announced in a statement from Prime 12

February 28, 2018 12:30 AM US envoy praises Honduras for Jerusalem embassy support

TEGUCIGALPA: The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday heaped fulsome praise on Honduras for being one of a few countries that backed the controversial US decision to its embassy to Jerusalem. In a visit to Tegucigalpa to see newly re-elected Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Haley stressed that US President Donald Trump's 22

February 13, 2018 10:13 AM Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli security personnel at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 15, 2018. — Reuters picTEL AVIV, Feb 13 — The Israeli military trial of a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two soldiers in the occupied West Bank began today behind 16

January 14, 2018 4:00 AM Netanyahu trip highlights India's tiny Jewish community

MUMBAI: Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu makes an emotional visit this week to a Jewish centre targeted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in a trip that India's tiny and shrinking Jewish community hopes will boost its profile. Netanyahu will talk trade in New Delhi and marvel at the Taj Mahal before rounding off his visit in Mumbai, where the majority of India's 30

December 27, 2017 12:50 PM Israel to name new Jerusalem station after Trump

JERUSALEM: Israel is to name a planned new railway station close to Judaism's hallowed Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump, the transport minister has said. Trump has been lauded by the Jewish state - and sparked international condemnation - by breaking with years of US policy to recognise the holy city as Israel's 14

December 10, 2017 4:30 AM McDonald's Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott calls

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian franchise of McDonald's Corp said it was "disappointed" with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United State's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Social media users in the Muslim-majority country called on boycotting various US companies following 22