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  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 7- Gilead Sciences Inc hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source: patient advocates. A generic version of the current prevention pill, Truvada, is due in the United States in September 2020, which should bring down costs and give...

  • JERUSALEM, July 30- Pay-TV software maker Synamedia, supplier to Comcast's Sky and AT&T's Direct TV, believes the pay-TV market will continue to grow despite the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Chairman Abe Peled said he believed cable operators would increasingly be forced to offer packages that included access to those and...

  • *Israel to begin gas exports to Egypt in three to four months. *New connections could be built between Israel and Egypt. CAIRO, July 24- Israel will begin natural gas exports to Egypt within four months, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • CAIRO, July 24- Israel will begin natural gas exports to Egypt within four months, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters on Wednesday. Steinitz also said that a deal to buy stakes in the East Mediterranean Gas Company's pipeline between between Ashkelon in Israel and El-Arish in Egypt will be completed "within weeks" and that more connections could be...

  • 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.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a weekly cabinet meeting on November 4, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Europe to impose sanctions on Tehran after an announced increase of uranium enrichment.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, July 3- Israel- focused gas driller Energean has emerged as the front-runner in the race to acquire Italian energy group Edison's oil and natural gas unit, two sources directly involved in the deal said. The acquisition would significantly expand Energean's operations in the growing eastern Mediterranean gas hub with a significant presence in...

  • JERUSALEM, July 2- Israel Electric Corp said on Tuesday it would sell its Alon Tavor power plant to a group that includes China Harbour Engineering for 1.87 billion shekels. The group- also comprised of investment firm Mivtach Shamir Holdings and Rapac Energy- won a tender for the plant in the wake of a government reform from 2018 that opens the electricity sector...

  • DUBAI, June 26- Oman said on Wednesday it is planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and that a delegation from its foreign ministry will be going to Ramallah for that purpose.

  • MANAMA, June 26- Growth in the West bank and Gaza must be focused on jobs, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, at the start of a conference on the Trump administration's $50 billion economic plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. "It cannot be any kind of growth in the West Bank and Gaza, it needs to be job intensive," she added, listing...

  • MANAMA, June 26- Growth in the West bank and Gaza has to be focused on creating jobs, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, as she discussed the Trump administration's $50 billion economic plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. "One of the really good aspects of the plan... is that it identifies some of the sectors, some of the industrial and...

  • MANAMA- IMF'S LAGARDE SAYS GROWTH IN WEST BANK AND GAZA HAS TO BE JOB INTENSIVE.

  • The hackers also used tools linked to other attacks attributed to Beijing by the United States and its Western allies, said Lior Div, chief executive of Cybereason. Div later presented a step-by-step breakdown of the breach at a cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv in the same session that the heads of U.S. and British cyber intelligence units and the head of...

  • Hackers broke into the systems of more than a dozen global telecommunications companies, researchers from a cyber security company said.

  • DOHA, June 25- Reaching an Israeli-Palestinian deal along the lines of the Arab peace initiative will not be possible, requiring instead a stance between that and the Israeli position, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview with Al Jazeera. As part of the Arab Peace Initiative, Arab states led by Saudi Arabia have called for a Palestinian...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press conference as he attends the NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels, Belgium on December 04, 2018.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at a conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan...

  • *U.S. spells out $50 billion economic vision for peace. JERUSALEM/ GAZA, June 23- Several major projects in U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion economic blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian peace mirror previous proposals stalled by conflict, analysts said on Sunday.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • CAIRO, June 23- Palestinians don't need this week's U.S.-led Bahrain meeting to develop their country, they need peace, Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara said on Sunday. While the precise outline of the political part of Kushner's plan has been shrouded in secrecy, officials briefed on it say he has jettisoned the two-state solution that envisages...