Israel passes on Chinese bid for major desalination plant

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday awarded a contract to build a new desalination plant to a local company, turning down a bid by a Hong Kong conglomerate at a time of growing U.S. pressure to avoid C...

China may lose control of three strategically important ports amid coronavirus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's maritime Silk Road project could be derailed by fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has inflicted both economic and political costs on the global po...

After soccer crowds surge, Israel set for games without fans

Though the chase for a record two million total attendance is over, the Israeli Premier League is set to resume on May 30 with a title race and renewed popularity among fans. No game...

In random test of 500 in Afghan capital, one-third has virus

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One-third of 500 random coronavirus tests in Afghanistan's capital came back positive, health officials said Sunday, raising fears of widespread undetected infections in one ...

Lives Lost: A man who studied darkness, but beamed light

He’d retreat to his basement, surrounded by thousands of books on the Holocaust. He’d return from Europe with photos of cemeteries. The lessons of relatives who were killed and parents who lived were ...

AP PHOTOS: Coronavirus quiet brings out jackals in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Each spring, Hayarkon Park in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv comes alive with joggers, children playing on jungle gyms, young families and 20-somethings picnicking and sunbathing...

First-year USF coach Todd Golden leading Dons his unique way

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Those who know Todd Golden best are amazed by his even-keel temperament when facing the most pressure packed of circumstances. He's unflappable on the University of San Francisco ...

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest ro...

Daughter of slain Iran general warns families of US troops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The daughter of an Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad is threatening U.S. military forces at a funeral procession for her father. Zainab Soleim...

Blowback: Iran abandons nuclear limits after US killing

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iran announced it will no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal and Iraq...

Former Iran Revolutionary Guard leader says Israeli cities Tel Aviv and Haifa can be targeted to avenge Qassem Soleimani

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Former Iran Revolutionary Guard leader says Israeli cities Tel Aviv and Haifa can be targeted to avenge Qassem Soleimani.

Scientists claim to find ancient seawall off Israeli coast

HAHOTRIM BEACH, Israel (AP) — An international team of researchers says it has discovered a 7,000-year-old-seawall along Israel's Mediterranean coast, providing evidence that coastal communities prote...

Sabbath buses barrel through Israel’s religious-secular rift

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tel Aviv has taken a major step to cement its status as Israel’s secular mecca, launching public transportation services on the Jewish sabbath and redrawing the lines in the co...

Israel, Jordan mark 25 years of imperfect peace

NAHARAYIM PARK, Israel (AP) — The Naharayim park was established 25 years ago as a symbol of the landmark peace agreement between Israel and Jordan. Now, as the two countries mark a quarter century of...

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