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  • 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.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 24- Israel's securities regulator said on Tuesday it was investigating Daniel Birnbaum, the chairman and former CEO of fizzy drink-machine maker SodaStream, on suspicion of insider trading prior to the company's purchase by PepsiCo last year. Birnbaum, who stepped down as CEO last month and then became SodaStream's chairman, was detained for...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech to supporters of his Likud party after polls closed in the Israeli parliamentary elections.

    Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday for a coalition with his strongest political rival, Benny Gantz, swiftly rebuffed.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Adam Neumann showed he can capitalize on troubled times a decade ago, tapping into demand for workspace by those forced out of jobs in the aftermath of the financial crisis to grow WeWork into a global brand commanding a $47 billion valuation. Yet his plans to take WeWork's corporate parent the We Company public have backfired, as his company...

  • 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%,...

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 10- The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surveillance scandals. Human rights group Amnesty International, which has asked Israel's government to revoke NSO's export license, was...

  • A collection of bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum tokens.

    Elliptic on Wednesday said it raised $23 million in a funding round led by Japan's SBI Holdings to fuel an aggressive expansion into Asia.

  • 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.

  • BAGHDAD, Aug 29- At checkpoints leading into the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the flags of Brigade 30, a paramilitary force, still fly nearly two months after the Baghdad government ordered all militias to leave. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's decree gave Iran- backed paramilitary groups, which have wielded increasing power in Iraq, a month to fully integrate...

  • 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...