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Lion elected Jerusalem mayor in victory for ultra-OrthodoxLongtime political activist Moshe Lion has been elected mayor of Jerusalem in a victory for ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' convicted of hoardingIran has executed a man deemed the "Sultan of Coins" and his accomplice for hoarding gold coins and other hard currency, signaling zero tolerance as it tries to shore up its currency in the face of an economic crisis
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car planIsraeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City sparks criticism
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
The interior apartment building sits destroyed after being hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza, in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel early on Tuesday, killing a man in a strike on a residential building, and warning they would escalate their attacks if Israel continues bombing targets in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on GazaThe U.N. Security Council has failed to agree on any action on the fighting between Israel and the Hamas militant group in Gaza
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Palestinians gather in front of a destroyed building that was hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Cease-fire takes hold between Israel and HamasHamas and other militant groups say they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent loopAmid emerging cease-fire, major underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent spiral
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fightingShocked residents in southern Israel are coming to grips with the first lethal rocket attack in years
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Gaza timeline: Main events in years of Israel-Hamas clashesGaza timeline: The latest round of fighting is rooted in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and comes after Israel and the territory's Hamas rulers have fought three wars in the past decade.
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Lebanese premier accuses Hezbollah of blocking governmentLebanon's prime minister-designate has accused Hezbollah of hindering the formation of a new government six months after parliamentary elections
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Coalition, Yemen rebels agree on informal truceOfficials say informal truce around and in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida has taken hold
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a ceremony at the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan said Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, his country is "patiently" waiting for Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman to shed light on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last month. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugsThe audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so horrific that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that the killer may have been on heroin, Turkey's president was quoted as saying Tuesday.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Gaza militant groups say in a joint statement they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fireGaza militant groups say in a joint statement they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israeli Security Cabinet orders military to continue Gaza strikes "as is necessary," as Palestinians keep firing rocketsIsraeli Security Cabinet orders military to continue Gaza strikes "as is necessary," as Palestinians keep firing rockets
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Bahrain arrests man for tweets critical of upcoming electionBahrain's state-run news agency says prosecutors have detained and charged a man for tweets critical of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mayoral candidate Moshe Lion, left, and his wife pose for the media as they cast their votes at a polling station in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Israelis were choosing their next mayors in dozens of locations across the country Tuesday, with the main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Jerusalem picks new mayor in round 2 of municipal electionsIsraelis pick mayors in dozens of locations across country, with main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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