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Iran to Move Airport After Oil Found Under Runway

Iran plans to relocate an airport in the southwest of the country after discovering oil deposits under its runway.

Akunis: How Come Not One Judge Was Against Zoabi?

MK Ofir Akunis expresses disappointment over Supreme Court ruling allowing MK Zoabi to run in the elections.

MK: Let Chabad, Bnei Akiva Shlichim Vote

MK David Azulai (Shas) has requested that Israelis who are abroad on non-governmental “shlichut” missions be allowed to vote.

Abbas to Arab MKs: We Seek Peace with Israel

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose party’s logo shows all of Israel as Palestine, claims he seeks peace with the Jewish State.

Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013

Official: Men shoot 12, kill 1 at party in Mexico

Iran: US plane leaves after emergency landing

Jerusalem: 100 haredim protest against IDF draft of haredim

Petah Tikva blast: Man dies of his wounds

MB ‘working behind scenes to divide Salafists’

Egypt’s ruling party meets to discuss new law proposals while Al-Nour party head resigns to form new Al-Watan party.

Erekat: ‘Palestine’ should be on official documents

Chief PLO negotiator also calls for new constitution, reconciliation with Hamas and membership in UN conventions and agencies.

Brahimi: Solution to Syria crisis must come in 2013

UN-Arab League envoy for Syria says solution still possible as Turkish PM predicts regime change, hints “end is approaching.”

Investors agonize as US teeters at edge of fiscal cliff

SYDNEY – Financial markets across Asia and Western Europe were either closed or closing early on Monday, abandoning the field as the US Congress and the White House battled it out for a solution to the impending “fiscal cliff”. Market holidays were in force in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, […]

US Senate adjourns as ‘fiscal cliff’ talks continue

The US Senate adjourned for the day on Sunday as Republicans and Democrats remained at odds over a deal to prevent taxes for all Americans from rising on New Year’s Day. Senator Richard Durbin said the Senate would reconvene at 1100 EST/1600 GMT on Monday.

Hillary Clinton is hospitalized with blood clot

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent to the hospital on Sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier this month and was being assessed by doctors, a State Department spokesman said. “In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton’s doctors discovered a blood clot had […]

Venezuela’s Chavez in ‘delicate’ condition after surgery

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered more complications following complex cancer surgery in Cuba and remains in a “delicate” condition, the vice president said on Sunday. “President Chavez’s state of health continues to be delicate, with complications that are being attended to in a process that is not without risks,” Vice President Nicolas […]

Obama endorses gay marriage proposal in Illinois

US President Obama is endorsing a proposal by the Illinois legislature to legalize gay marriage, a White House spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. It’s an unusual move by a president – most of whom rarely weigh in on state legislative matters. Obama served in the Illinois state senate Obama, who said earlier this year that […]

Reid: ‘Significant differences’ blocking fiscal cliff deal

WASHINGTON – US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats and Republicans need to resolve significant differences to reach a deal to averting the US “fiscal cliff” of looming tax hikes and spending cuts. “There are still significant differences between the two sides,” Reid said on the Senate floor, adding that negotiations were continuing. “There […]

Car bomb attempt on N.Irish policeman foiled

BELFAST – An attempt by militant nationalists to kill a Northern Irish policeman was foiled when a booby trap bomb was found under his car, police said on Sunday. The attack was the latest by splinter groups of Irish republicans opposed to British rule of the province and a 1998 peace agreement that ended 30 […]

Cabinet unanimously approves health basket expansion

The cabinet on Sunday unanimously approved an approximately NIS 300 million expansion of the health basket, pursuant to the proposal of Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman. The expansion will take effect at the beginning of next month. The 2013 health basket was formulated by the Public Committee on the expansion of the Health Basket chaired […]

Turkish police intercept sale of ancient Torah scroll

Police in Turkey arrested four people who allegedly attempted to sell an ancient Torah scroll, Turkish media reported. The private broadcaster NTV reported that the Torah scroll was made of leather and its sellers claimed it was nearly 2,000 years old. The suspects, who were identified only by their initials, were arrested in the Mediterranean […]

Petah Tikva man killed in suspected underworld hit

A man was killed in a suspected underworld hit in Petah Tikva on Sunday night, Petah Tikva police reported. According to police, the victim, a local 50-year-old man, was walking next to a motorcycle on Kehilat Chicago street in the city when it exploded.

Attack on Libyan church building kills two

TRIPOLI – An explosion on Sunday at a building belonging to a Coptic church in western Libya killed two Egyptian men and wounded two others, a military spokesman said. Attackers threw a homemade bomb at an administration building belonging to the Egyptian Coptic church in Dafniya, close to the western city of Misrata, said Ibrahim […]

Former PM Olmert bashes Livni at Kadima event

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert attacked his successor at the helm of Kadima, Tzipi Livni, at a parlor meeting with current Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz Saturday night at the Tel Aviv home of former Shinui MK Eti Livni. Olmert called upon voters to ask themselves whether it was more important to them to give the […]

Labor: Steinitz policies will lead to ‘social hell’

The Labor party’s socioeconomic team on Sunday responded to harsh criticism from Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, saying that if his and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s economic policies continue after the January election, Israel will be a “social hell.” “It’s amazing to see how stressed the Prime Minister and Finance Minister are from their inability to […]

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