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  • The central province of Hubei had previously only allowed infections to be confirmed by RNA tests, which can take days to process. EYAL LESHEM, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ISRAEL:. "Hubei province, the epicentre of the disease, reported over 1,000 deaths out of 33,000 cases.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 12- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Wednesday threatened to take international legal action against companies named in a United Nations Report on businesses said to have ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. "We demand the companies immediately close their headquarters and branches inside illegal Israeli...

  • GENEVA, Feb 12- The United Nations human rights office issued a report on Wednesday on companies it said have business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, drawing ire from Israel but winning praise from Palestinians. It said it had identified 112 business entities which it has reasonable grounds to conclude have ties with Israeli settlements- 94...

  • RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 8- Israel has escalated a trade war with the Palestinians by stopping their agricultural exports through Jordan, Palestinian Agriculture Minister Riyad al-Attari said on Saturday. Israel and the Palestinian Authority opened a new front in their decades-long conflict with a trade dispute that began in October and has escalated over...

  • RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 8- Israel has escalated a trade war with the Palestinians by stopping their agricultural exports through Jordan, Palestinian Agriculture Minister Riyal al-Attari said on Saturday. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan which has prompted a string of violent incidents in Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and Gaza.

  • PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb 5- Intel Corp is investing heavily in "smart buildings" in Israel that will be full of perks to keep employees happy, helping the U.S. chipmaker compete for the country's top professionals. Intel, one of the biggest employers and exporters in Israel, plans to invest $11 billion to build a manufacturing facility in the country, where some of its...

  • *Bosnia's aluminium plant couldn't pay its power bills. MOSTAR, Bosnia, Jan 30- The aluminium smelter in the Bosnian town of Mostar has fallen eerily silent since its electricity was cut in July. The demise of the aluminium exporter also shows how 25 years after the end of the Bosnian war, everything from ethnic rifts to weak corporate governance to corruption are...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participate in a joint statement in the East Room of the White House on January 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. The news conference was held to announce the Trump administration's plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan faced swift criticism after it was announced on Tuesday stateside, but one analyst told CNBC that America and Israel may have a "window of opportunity" to push this deal through.

  • *Trump proposed Palestinian state with "eastern Jerusalem" capital. The Islamist group Hamas said it would confront Trump's "aggressive" proposals and accused him of talking "nonsense" about Jerusalem. Trump, in his remarks at the White House earlier on Tuesday, said that Jerusalem would remain the undivided capital of Israel.

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an effort to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. In exchange, Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while...

  • President Donald Trump's statements on his Mideast plan are "aggressive" and his proposals for Jerusalem are "nonsense", an official with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Tuesday. "Trump's statement is aggressive and it will spark a lot of anger," Sami Abu Zuhri, whose Hamas group rules in the Gaza Strip, told Reuters. "Trump's statement about Jerusalem is...

  • HAMAS OFFICIAL IN GAZA CALLS TRUMP'S STATEMENT' AGGRESSIVE', DEEMS JERUSALEM PLAN' NONSENSE'.

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an attempt to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. Senior administration officials, briefing Reuters on the details of a plan the president was due...

  • Netanyahyu was in Washington for meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Trump's long-delayed Israel-Palestinian peace plan when Israel's attorney-general filed the charges in a Jerusalem court. In addition to his legal battle, Netanyahu is fighting for his political life in a March 2 election, Israel's third in less than a year...

  • President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday hours before its scheduled release at a ceremony in Washington. They say his administration is biased towards Israel. The Palestinians fear the plan will dash their hopes for an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem- areas Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East War- by...

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 24- More than two years after first proposed a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. *The Palestinian demand for statehood in territory- the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem- captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war. *Palestinian demands that Israel remove its settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  • *Israel's PM Netanyahu, rival Gantz invited to White House. Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival centrist former general Benny Gantz to the White House next week, saying he would reveal details of his plan before his Tuesday meeting with Netanyahu. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014 and Palestinians...

  • *Israel's PM Netanyahu, rival Gantz invited to White House. Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival centrist former general Benny Gantz to the White House next week, saying he would reveal details of his plan before his Tuesday meeting with Netanyahu. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014 and Palestinians...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23- United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The independent U.N. experts...

  • *Poland absent in dispute with Russia, Israel. JERUSALEM, Jan 23- Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. However, the president of Poland, where the Nazi concentration camp was built during the German...