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  • LONDON, March 26- Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through which nearly 4 million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia. Oil prices rose as much as 6 percent on Thursday after neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air...

  • Yemen war clouds raise dangers for top oil shipping route Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    LONDON, March 26- Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through which nearly 4 million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia. Oil prices rose as much as 6 percent on Thursday after neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air...

  • *Israel withholding $130 million a month in customs, tax income. RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 25- Israel's decision to withhold $130 million a month in revenue collected on behalf of the Palestinians is strangling the economy and leaving the banking system dangerously exposed, the Palestinian central bank governor said on Wednesday. Israel stopped the transfer...

  • JERUSALEM, March 25- Israeli biopharmaceutical company BioLineRX Ltd said on Wednesday an early stage trial for a drug that uses stem cells to treat leukaemia and other blood cancers met all safety and efficacy goals. Current stem cell treatments require four or five days of injections of material from a donor to get into the bloodstream, but BioLineRX said its...

  • JERUSALEM, March 24- The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, seeking to reverse a decline in trading volumes and company listings, is launching a "Start-Up Nation" index of top Israeli technology companies traded around the world, it said on Tuesday. The new "TA-BIGITech" index, launched in cooperation with BlueStar Indexes, will comprise 57 Israeli and Israeli-related tech...

  • Gazit-Globe reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Israel _ Gazit-Globe Ltd. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $55.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Tel Aviv, Israel- based company said it had a loss of 32 cents. Gazit-Globe shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Alibaba invests in Israeli venture firm Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET

    JERUSALEM— An executive at an Israeli venture capital firm says his company has received an investment from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Alibaba operates such popular e-commerce platforms as Taobao and Tmall in China, and its platforms account for nearly 80 percent of Chinese online commerce. Alibaba raised $25 billion in September in the New York...

  • CNBC update: Samsung S6 Edge coming   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    CNBC update: Samsung S6 Edge coming

    House Speaker John Boehner will visit Israel, and Samsung's S6 & S6 Edge will be available April 10th, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Iran talks success and failure—both risky: Eurasia Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president.

    With word of a snag in the Iran nuclear talks, Eurasia's Ian Bremmer tells CNBC the U.S. is in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation.

  • International hot spots in the limelight   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    International hot spots in the limelight

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, shares perspective on the top headlines in global news this week, including an attempt to forge a new deal with Iran on its nuclear program, and Benjamin Netanyahu's political victory.

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have a state on his watch. The European Union called on Israel to commit to the two-state goal at a "crucial moment". The United Nations said the only way for Israel to remain democratic was to stick to...

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have a state on his watch. The European Union called on Israel to commit to the two-state goal at a "crucial moment." The United Nations said the only way for Israel to remain democratic was to stick to...

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have their own state on his watch. It was a sweeping statement that flew in the face of his own past commitments and 25 years of international efforts to arrive at a two-state solution to the...

  • Iran talks fuel Israeli tensions   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Iran talks fuel Israeli tensions

    After Israel re-elects President Benjamin Netanyahu, tensions have risen between Israel and the U.S. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports the latest.

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday that Israel needs to stick with the Middle East peace process to remain a democracy after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abandoned a commitment ahead of his re-election to negotiate a Palestinian state. Palestinians seek a state in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, lands Israel...

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday it expects Israel to continue with the Middle East peace process to negotiate a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected on a pledge to abandon that commitment. "It is incumbent on the new Israeli Government, once formed, to create the conditions for a...

  • Refaeli hopes for change with Israel   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Refaeli hopes for change with Israel

    Supermodel, Bar Refaeli says she hopes for a change in Israel following the Likud victory in yesterday's elections.

  • Ellomay posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Israel _ Ellomay Capital Ltd. on Wednesday reported profit of $1.8 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Tel Aviv, Israel- based company said it had net income of 17 cents. Keywords: Ellomay Capital, Earnings Report.

  • JERUSALEM, March 18- Embarrassed at failing to predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory, Israeli pollsters said on Wednesday they were blindsided by reticent rightist voters and may have unwittingly prodded waverers to back the incumbent. Israel's top three television stations, airing first returns as voting booths closed, found the...

  • *Netanyahu's Likud wins surprise victory in Israel election. JERUSALEM, March 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel's election after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. With 99.5 percent of votes counted on Wednesday, Likud...