Minister's invitation stirs controversy in Egypt
While stressing that Israel is not under any existential threat, Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday noted that Iran is a central threat not only to the Jewish state but to the entire world.
Yemeni special forces on Monday freed a Yemeni oil tanker seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, killing three pirates and capturing at least 11 on board, a government official said.
The volume of weapons exported to the Middle East has risen sharply in the last four years, threatening to destabilize the volatile region further, a leading Swedish think tank warned Monday.
Jordan's king urged President Barack Obama Sunday to take a more forceful role in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, warning of a new Mideast war if there is no significant progress in the next 18 months.
Without a clear time frame and set benchmarks, the dialogue US President Barack Obama plans to hold with Iran will fail to stop the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weapons, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon has told The Jerusalem Post
Glue buttocks together and feed them laxatives
A Malay-language Bible that does not use the word "Allah" has caused controversy among Malaysian Catholics, as the church fights a court case to guarantee its right to use the word, according to press reports on Sunday.
Israeli private security guards exchanged fire with pirates who attacked an Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people on board far off the coast of Somalia, the ship's commander said Sunday.
In theÂ past fewÂ months Coptic activists in and out of Egypt andÂ have started to ask the Egyptian government to remove the identification of religion from the official national identification cards.Â They have also asked to have a law allowing construction of worshiping places.