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National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Israel's housing crunch is easing in the West Bank even as it deepens within the country's internationally recognized borders. Missile defence The new package will incorporate, for the first time, money for missile defence projects which hitherto have been drawn from funds directly from Congress - American legislators had transferred up to $600 million for Israeli missile defence projects over recent years.
  • Merkel, Putin speak on Syria, Ukraine

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    Negotiations to reach a peace deal in Syria are being hampered by "gaps of trust" between the United States and Russia, President Obama said Monday. However, we have to be sure that this agreement would be really effective. A sit-down between Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also laid bare the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies' diverging interests in Syria, with Erdogan pointedly challenging Obama on U.S.
  • Kurdish Militants Claim Car Bombing in Southeast Turkey

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    But Besir Atalay, an AKP lawmaker from Van, pointed the finger of blame at the PKK. Windows of nearby houses and storefronts were also shattered in the blast. 24, 2015. Being elected a mayor does not mean you can do anything you want. After the bombing, PKK militants, who accuse Ankara of supporting Daesh, engaged in a series of reprisal attacks against Turkish police and security forces, prompting the Turkish military operations.
  • Schools shut, flights cancelled as Super Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

    Schools shut, flights cancelled as Super Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

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    Countries along the east of Asia are preparing for heavy impact as the Super Typhoon Meranti hurls itself towards the region with wind speeds of nearly 370 kph. When the storm hit China, it was still packing strong winds of 145 miles per hour and gusts of up to 175 miles per hour. The weather bureau's Hsieh said typhoon Malakas was expected to be closest to the island on Friday and Saturday, but was unlikely to make landfall.
  • 50 injured by PKK car bomb in east Turkey

    50 injured by PKK car bomb in east Turkey

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    There are so far no exact numbers on casualties. In a televised message , Erdogan said it's necessary to "render it [terrorists] unable to carry out activities in Turkey". In Diyarbarkir and in Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, police reportedly entered municipality buildings and unfurled large red Turkish flags, replacing the white local government flags.
  • China offers condolences over Uzbek President's death

    China offers condolences over Uzbek President's death

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    Uzbekistan is a major cotton exporter and is also rich in gold and natural gas. Photos carried Friday by the respected Central Asian news website Fergana .ru showed what appeared to be undertakers in Samarkand working on a plot in the cemetery where Karimov's family is buried.
  • Shimon Peres suffers stroke; 'stable and fully conscious'

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    At a briefing for reporters outside the hospital near Tel Aviv, Prof Kreiss said Mr Peres was "in a pretty tough condition". In July he laid the cornerstone for the Israeli Innovation Center at the Peres Peace House in Tel Aviv with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Man Wanted For Killing Shelby Police Officer Captured In Rhode Island

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    Fenner was taken to a nearby hospital to treat a gunshot wound that occurred in Shelby, the Superintendent with the Rhode Island State Police said. Authorities have since charged Fenner with attempted murder in Brackeen's shooting. Brackeen, who was found shot in the chest, died on Monday. Philbin said Fenner was not injured during his capture in Rhode Island but believes the suspect sustained the gunshot wound in his struggle with Brackeen.
  • 'Pokemon Go' Plus: What Do the Flashing Lights Mean?

    'Pokemon Go' Plus: What Do the Flashing Lights Mean?

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    Pokemon Go Plus will be available at a price of $34.99, and will also come with a wristband. Several issues of users being careless about traffic on the streets while playing the game and ending up in the midst of an accident have been reported from around the world.
  • New Honda Civic ready to roll

    New Honda Civic ready to roll

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    The Swindon plant is Honda's flagship production facility in Europe, employing 3,600 people, and plays a key role in Honda's global manufacturing network. Talking about the new auto, Katsushi Inoue, President and Chief Operating Officer of Honda Motor Europe said, "As we reveal this new Civic, we look forward with confidence as we expand the role of our Swindon manufacturing plant".