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  • Former President of Israel, Shimon Peres.

    Shimon Peres, who led Israel as prime minister and president in an enduring six-decade political career, died on Tuesday, NBC News reports.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 26- Backers of Israel's massive Leviathan natural gas field signed a $10 billion deal on Monday to supply 1.6 trillion feet of gas to Jordan's National Electric Power Company. The deal marks a significant step forward in Israel's efforts to exploit its offshore gas reserves, although it is still looking for a partnership with Egypt or Turkey, or...

  • In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Democratic nominee for U.S. president Hillary Clinton at the W Hotel in Union Square September 26, 2016 in New York City.

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to NBC.

  • *U.S. to provide Israel $38 bln in military aid over 10 years. Deal phases out Israel ability to spend 26.3 pct locally. JERUSALEM, Sept 20- Israel's defence industry faces layoffs, closures and a scramble to set up shop in the United States following the signing of a new U.S. military aid package that phases out Israel's ability to spend a quarter of the funds on its own...

  • *U.S. to provide Israel $38 bln in military aid over 10 years. Deal phases out Israel ability to spend 26.3 pct locally. JERUSALEM, Sept 20- Israel's defense industry faces layoffs, closures and a scramble to set up shop in the United States following the signing of a new U.S. military aid package that phases out Israel's ability to spend a quarter of the funds on its own...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The United States will give Israel $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade, the largest such aid package in U.S. history, under a landmark agreement signed on Wednesday. Those include Israel's promise not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be guaranteed annually in the new package, and to phase out a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The United States will give Israel $38 billion in military aid over a decade, the largest such aid package in U.S. history, under an agreement disclosed this week and signed on Wednesday. The deal, whose details were reported by Reuters earlier, will allow Israel to upgrade most of its fighter aircraft, improve its ground forces' mobility and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that a new $38 billion aid package will help ensure Israel can defend itself from threats, commenting in a statement on the 10- year memorandum of understanding between the two nations.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington's closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. Those include Israel's agreement not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington's closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. Those include Israel's agreement not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be...

  • *Israel originally sought upwards of $4.5 billion a year. WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and the new 10- year pact is expected to be signed as early as Wednesday, sources close to the matter told Reuters. Those include Israel's agreement not to seek additional funds...

  • *Israel originally sought upwards of $4.5 billion a year. WASHINGTON/ JERUSALEM, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10- year pact is expected to be signed this week, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Those include Israel's agreement not to...

  • *Israel originally sought upwards of $4.5 billion a year. WASHINGTON/ JERUSALEM, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10- year pact is expected to be signed within days, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Those include Israel's agreement not to...

  • WASHINGTON/ JERUSALEM, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10- year pact is expected to be signed within days, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • Undeniably a connection between bombing attack and Erdogan's decision to get involved in the Syrian war

    Turkey "grasping at any straw" to defend itself against Islamic State and establish domestic stability, says CNBC's Hadley Gamble.

  • JERUSALEM, June 13- Israel agreed to made it easier for challengers to the country's dominant banks on Monday and required its top two lenders to sell their credit card businesses to further boost competition. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was elected last year with a promise to shake up the banking sector, dominated by Hapoalim, Leumi and Discount, which...

  • CNBC update: Baghdad bombing, Fallujah shooting

    A suicide car bomb attack ripped through a commercial area in Baghdad killing at least 15 civilians; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a scene of an attack in Tel Aviv; Iraq releases footage showing airstrikes targeting ISIS positions in Fallujah, reports CNBC’s Sue Herera.

  • MOSCOW, June 7- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had not "definitively" cancelled either the South Stream or Turkstream European gas export pipeline projects but needed a clear position on them from Europe. Russia froze talks on Turkstream, which aimed to increase Russian gas exports to southern Europe via Turkey, after a Sukhoi...

  • MOSCOW, June 7- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had not "definitively" canceled either the South Stream or Turkstream European gas export pipeline projects but needed a clear position on them from Europe. Russia froze talks on Turkstream, which aimed to increase Russian gas exports to southern Europe via Turkey, after a Sukhoi Su-24...

  • JERUSALEM, May 31- The head of Israel's parliamentary finance committee, Moshe Gafni, said on Tuesday he will summon Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug to an emergency session to discuss poor first-quarter economic growth. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a multi-year budget for 2017-2018, partly aimed at...