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Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s trial has begun in Tehran, Iran, behind closed doors. Jason Rezaian, a US-Iranian citizen, was detained in Iran for almost...

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Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in jail for fraud and breach of trust, a Jerusalem court rules. Ehud Olmert...

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According to new reports, ISIS has taken near complete control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Palmyra is home to some of the world's...

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A third of Syrian town Tadmur, next to Palmyra, one of the Middle East's greatest archaeological sites, has been captured by ISIS. The Islamic State...

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Israel has decided to suspend a new segregated travel rule which separates Palestinian and Jewish passengers on buses travelling to the West Bank. The defense...

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Iran-backed Shia militias have been sent by the Iraqi government to Ramadi to recapture the city seized by Islamic State (ISIS) militants on May...

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The Islamic State (ISIS) has seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi after government forces abandoned their positions, officials say. The police and military made a...

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Senior ISIS member Abu Sayyaf and captured his wife in a rare US special forces ground raid in eastern Syria. According to a US Department...

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Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other people have been sentenced to death over a mass prison break in 2011. Mohamed Morsi...

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ISIS deputy leader Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed, also known as Abu Alaa al-Afri, has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in northern...

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Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on corruption charges after a retrial in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. The former Egyptian president’s sons,...

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has fired the head of royal protocol, Mohammed al-Tobayshi, days after he was filmed slapping a photographer. In a decree...

10 Interesting Facts About Israel

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This year Israel celebrates 67th anniversary of its independance. On the eve of this event, Site Jewish News has collected 10 most interesting facts...

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has announced a major cabinet reshuffle that puts in place a new generation to succeed him as head of...

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Nano Bible - a copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead - has gone on display at the Israel Museum in...

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Former Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It...

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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was right-hand man to Iraq's ex-leader Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say. They say the fugitive militant leader died...

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Thousands of Christian Orthodox pilgrims have crowded the Old City of Jerusalem for the Holy Fire ceremony. The Orthodox Easter Holy Fire is considered a...

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An Egyptian judge has confirmed the death sentences for the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie and 13 others. They have been sentenced...

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Thousands of Orthodox Christians flock to the Old City of Jerusalem to retrace the last steps of Jesus Christ. Carrying wooden crosses and singing hymns,...

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A framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program has been reached after marathon talks with six major powers in Switzerland. Under the deal, Iran will reduce...

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A major sandstorm across the United Arab Emirates has reduced visibility to just a few hundreds feet in some parts of Dubai. High winds have...

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Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert has been found guilty in the Morris Talansky case after a corruption retrial. The Jerusalem District Court on March 30...

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Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection and arrived in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, officials say,...

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Oil prices rose by almost 6% after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Houthi rebel targets in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is the...