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  • Finalists: The Boston Globe for its stories, videos, photos and graphics exposing a poorly regulated, profit-driven housing system that subjected thousands of college students in Boston to unsafe, and even deadly, conditions; and The Wall Street Journal for "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a...

  • Check Point beats Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:18 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Israel _ Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $160.9 million. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $370.3 million.

  • NYMEX-Crude gains above $56 on Middle East tension Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 20- U.S. crude futures rose around 1 percent on Monday to above $56 a barrel on the back of continued turmoil in Yemen and worries over lower U.S. oil output. *NYMEX crude for May delivery, which expires on Tuesday, was up 55 cents at $56.29 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after settling down 97 cents at $55.74 on Friday. *It reached a 2015 peak of $57.42 on Thursday, sparked...

  • JERUSALEM, April 19- The mayor of Haifa ordered on Sunday the closure of plants run by Israel's largest refining and petrochemicals group, Oil Refineries, following a report showing high cancer rates in the port city. Oil Refineries said its operating licence and that of a number of its subsidiaries had been cancelled in Israel's third largest city, which is...

  • Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    But while the arched doorways, balconies and furnishings all say Roman-era Israel, the real-life setting is southern Morocco. Viewers in America and elsewhere in the world may not know it but they have seen a lot of Morocco in the past year. "Morocco has also been Somalia numerous times, including in the 2001 film" Blackhawk Down, "and more recently in the 2013" Captain...

  • JERUSALEM— An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian— one of the world's most photographed women— from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week. The original photo of Kardashian, her husband, Kanye West, and Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar...

  • MOSCOW— Russia said Tuesday that it would be at least six months before it could deliver the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, but the Kremlin confirmed that a barter deal to supply Russian goods in exchange for Iranian oil was already being implemented. On Tuesday, Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed statements by a Russian diplomat that Russia...

  • Human Rights Watch said the settlement farms, most of them in the Jordan Valley, employ children as young as 11, pay them low wages and subject them to dangerous working conditions. Human Rights Watch said it interviewed 38 children and 12 adults in Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley. "Israel's settlements are profiting from rights abuses against...

  • US judge upholds verdict against Arab Bank Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    The ruling in the closely watched legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict clears the way for a second trial later this year to determine whether Arab Bank must pay damages that could reach hundreds of millions of dollars or more. The decision "puts an exclamation mark on the jury's verdict last September, highlighting all the evidence that...

  • Hackers hit Israeli websites after Anonymous threats Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:36 AM ET

    In 2013, the hackers first waged the coordinated campaign, dubbed OpIsrael, on the eve of Israel's annual Holocaust remembrance day. Israel's Computer Emergency Response Team, a civilian cyber security group, said Anonymous attacked a few dozen websites belonging to Israeli musicians and non-profit organizations on Tuesday. Israel's national cyber...

  • Israel's stock market is walloping its neighbors Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Inside the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

    The most recent leg up for the Israeli markets, and leg down for regional competitors, came after Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory.

  • CNBC update: Iran nuclear talks still underway   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    CNBC update: Iran nuclear talks still underway

    Iran's deputy foreign minister says he hopes a joint statement could be issued soon in regard to nuclear talks; Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes U.S. House Speaker Boehner to Israel, and Lufthansa and Germanwings CEOs visit the crash site, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Obama must fix Israeli relations: Bill Richardson Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Bill Richardson

    The former UN ambassador says Israel is "our anchor in the Mideast."

  • 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...

  • Obama: Israel relations and Netanyahu   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:13 PM ET
    Obama: Israel relations and Netanyahu

    President Obama holds joint press conference with Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.

  • 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...

  • 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.