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  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday, hours after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive on Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkey launched its assault against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria last week after President Donald Trump pulled a U.S. contingent out of the way,...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks after being tasked by President Reuven Rivlin (not in frame) with forming a new government, during a press conference in Jerusalem on September 25, 2019.

    Israel's inconclusive ballot in mid-September leaves no obvious path forward for the implementation of a U.S.-led peace plan.

  • Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrive for the a press conference in Jerusalem on September 25, 2019.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have 28 days to form a coalition and can ask the president for a two-week extension if necessary.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 23- Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Monday that the budget deficit would be higher than expected this year because his own ministry had misjudged tax income, which has fallen short of estimates. Kahlon has come under fire from economists who say that he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu increased spending on state subsidies...

  • A ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stands behind a voting booth in Jerusalem.

    After failing to secure a clear election victory for the second time this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must likely wait weeks to learn if he can stay in office, or whether he must step aside.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 18- Whoever emerges as Israel's prime minister after Tuesday's election will need to rein in a growing budget deficit quickly before it hits economic growth. The deficit has swelled over the past year under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who cut taxes while spending heavily on cost-of-living subsidies...

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Oil prices cooled on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia said full oil production would be restored by month's end while caution ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate cut kept wider financial markets in tight ranges. European shares are expected to tread water, with pan-European Euro Stoxx 50 futures shedding 0.06%, German DAX futures losing 0.1% and FTSE...

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Oil prices cooled on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia said full oil production would be restored by month's end while caution ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate cut kept wider financial markets in tight ranges. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.13% while Japan's Nikkei was flat. West Texas Intermediate crude lost...

  • Isrseli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu gives an announcement on September 10, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel.

    The ballot comes at a precarious time for the country's longest serving prime minister, with the right-wing incumbent facing formidable challenges.

  • TOKYO, Sept 11- Bond yields climbed and stock markets held steady on Wednesday, as hopes of easing U.S.- China tensions and diminished risk of a no-deal Brexit prompted traders to take profit before key central bank meetings. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4% to hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- week high. Japan's Nikkei average climbed 0.9%,...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem February 11, 2018.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's general election.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem March 5, 2017.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site in Abadeh in Iran.

  • Israeli soldiers stand guard in the northern Israeli town of Avivim, close to the border with Lebanon, on September 2, 2019. -Israel and Hezbollah exchanged fire along the Lebanese border after a week of rising tensions, sparking fears of an escalation and prompting concern from world powers.

    Lebanon and its government are not to blame for Hezbollah and its recent attacks on Israeli territory, Lebanon's prime minister said Tuesday.

  • BRASILIA/ PORTO VELHO, Brazil, Aug 25- Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world's largest tropical rain forest. A video posted by the Defense Ministry on Saturday evening showed a military plane pumping thousands of liters of water out of two giant...

  • BRASILIA, Aug 25- Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world's largest tropical rain forest, according to a government video. The response comes as leaders of countries in the Group of Seven nations currently meeting in France expressed grave...

  • *Israeli government and industry seek more sales of spyware. *Rights groups says spyware can be used to crush dissent. TEL AVIV, Aug 22- Israel is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that its technologies are used by some governments to spy on political foes and crush dissent.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 21- Israel and South Korea concluded three years of negotiations on a free trade agreement on Wednesday, hoping to build on a more than 15% jump in bilateral trade last year to $2.5 billion. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the agreement, Israel's first with an Asian country, and praised South Korea as a "global leader, a vibrant,...

  • JERUSALEM, July 22- The rise in new suppliers of oil and gas has reduced the ability of Iran to influence global oil markets, U.S. Perry was in Israel to meet his Israeli counterpart, Yuval Steinitz, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a variety of issues and will head to Egypt later this week for a natural gas forum to discuss international energy cooperation.

  • Iran, prefer more diplomacy- EU@. *FACTBOX- Responses to Iran enrichment plans. She spoke at the end of an European Union foreign ministers meeting after Britain said there was only a "small window" of time to salvage the deal, while Iran warned it would ramp up uranium enrichment if the EU failed to do more to that end.

  • *Iran defies U.S. pressure, breaches nuclear deal. *Trump warns Tehran, says " Iran better be careful". DUBAI, July 7- Iran said on Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, prompting a warning' to be careful' from U.S.