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  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— A 33- year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist. The popular street artist is believed to have sneaked into Gaza earlier this year, leaving behind four murals, including one drawn on a metal door that depicted the Greek goddess Niobe cowering...

  • Despondent Gazans return to destroyed homes Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:12 AM ET

    The returns reflect a failure by local authorities and the international community to rebuild Gaza after a devastating war between Israel and Hamas militants last summer. An estimated 18,000 homes throughout Gaza were destroyed during the 50- day war, displacing 110,000 people, according to the United Nations. Israeli ground forces took up positions on the...

  • HONG KONG— The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. "But guess what: That labeling now is more likely to make them a target," he said in a speech at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club. One of the most high profile killings was that of AP...

  • Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments. Jerusalem- based Teva said Monday that it will pay $101 per share, marking a 47 percent premium to San Diego- based Auspex's closing stock price on Friday.

  • PETRA, Jordan— It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Petra's slump is part of a sharp decline in tourism as Jordan's economy pays a price for regional turbulence and its high-profile role in the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State militants next door. Jordan's involvement in the...

  • 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...

  • Global flash points: Iran and ISIS   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:06 AM ET
    Global flash points: Iran and ISIS

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, shares his thoughts on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

  • Chuck Todd: Netanyahu vs. Obama   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Chuck Todd: Netanyahu vs. Obama

    Discussing the growing rift between President Obama and newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.

  • 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...