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  • A undated photo obtained on September 18, 2018 shows a Russian IL-20M (Ilyushin 20m) aircraft landing at an unknown location. - Russia blamed Israel on September 18, 2018 for the loss of a military IL-20M jet to Syrian fire, which killed all 15 servicemen on board, and threatened a response. 

    The Russian defense ministry blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria.

  • *Rates decision at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. JERUSALEM, Aug 28- The Bank of Israel is expected to leave short-term interest rates unchanged again this week, with markets seeking clues as to when rates will start to rise. All 10 economists in a Reuters poll said the central bank would keep its benchmark rate at 0.1 percent-- where it has stood since February 2015-- when the...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Aug 23- British Airways and Air France said on Thursday they would halt flights to Iran from September for business reasons, months after U.S. BA, which is owned by Spanish-registered IAG, said its last outbound flight from London to Tehran will be on Sept. 22 and the last inbound flight from Tehran will be on Sept. 23. Air France will stop flights from...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Aug 23- British Airways and Air France said on Thursday they would halt flights to Iran from September for business reasons, months after U.S. BA, which is owned by Spanish-registered IAG, said its last outbound flight from London to Tehran will be on Sept. 22 and the last inbound flight from Tehran will be on Sept. 23. The EU, which is working to maintain...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 21- Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley startup Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content. A statement by Israel's Health Ministry said the Juul device was banned because it contains nicotine at a concentration higher than 20 milligrams per milliliter and poses "a...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 14- Israel's central bank governor may be appointed only after the next national election, due in 2019, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Tuesday. An Israeli government official said on Monday that Mario Blejer, a former head of Argentina's central bank, was being considered by Kahlon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a possible...

  • *Israeli minister says Israel not eager for new Gaza war. GAZA/ SDEROT, Israel, Aug 9- Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza on Wednesday night and early Thursday, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict.

  • President Donald Trump speaks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2018, in Washington, DC. 

    Trump said the re-imposition of sanctions mean, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States."

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies. But the U.S. government has not clearly defined its desired end state for its Iran policy or outlined a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies. But the U.S. government has not clearly defined its desired end state for its Iran policy or outlined a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- President Donald Trump's offer of dialog with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies. But the U.S. government has not clearly defined its desired end state for its Iran policy or outlined a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- President Donald Trump's offer of dialog with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies. But the U.S. government has not clearly defined its desired end state for its Iran policy or outlined a...

  • President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran on December 31, 2017.

    Iranians shrugged off the possibility that a bellicose exchange of words between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart could escalate into military conflict.

  • JERUSALEM, July 9- The Bank of Israel on Monday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.1 percent and continued to hold out the prospect for a small increase by the year-end due to rising inflation and strong economic growth. The decision to hold rates for the 35th straight decision since early 2015 came three days after Governor Karnit Flug said she...

  • TEL AVIV, June 20- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft. Cybersecurity also represents an enormous business opportunity, Netanyahu told a cyber conference at Tel Aviv University, adding that...

  • JERUSALEM/ BERLIN, June 14- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that a roughly one-billion-euro drone deal with Germany would strengthen bilateral security relations and give a boost to Israel's defence industry. It has implications first of all on our defence industry and the Israeli economy, but also the continued strengthening...

  • *Palestinians bury dead from bloodiest day. GAZA- ISRAEL BORDER, May 15- Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza- Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Hundreds marched in the funeral of eight-month-old Leila...

  • *Palestinians bury dead from bloodiest day. GAZA- ISRAEL BORDER, May 15- Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza- Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Hundreds marched in the funeral of eight-month-old Leila...

  • Palestinians set tires on fire in response to Israel's intervention during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States' plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, near Gaza-Israel border in Khan Yunis, Gaza on May 14, 2018.

    The unrest coincided with the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, a move made by the Donald Trump administration and widely condemned by the international community.

  • Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak

    Iran is being "extremely cautious" following President Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal, Barak says.