By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has imposed new sanctions on a Hezbollah leader set free last week by Iraq despite U.S. protests.
The Treasury Department's action freezes any assets Ali Mussa Daqduq ('DAHK-dook) has in the United
By DAN PERRY and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Since Israel completed a devastating military offensive in the Gaza Strip four years ago, military officials have warned it was only a matter of time before the next round of fighting. Violence erupted this week with little
By LAUREN E. BOHNAssociated Press
CARMIEL, Israel (AP) - Israel's newest missile defense system, designed to provide another layer of protection against enemy fire, is on schedule for deployment in 2014, defense officials said Tuesday.
The "David's Sling" system, named after the famous
By The Associated Press
Syria's neighbors are increasingly being drawn into the country's civil war in a variety of ways, whether militarily or due to an exodus of Syrians fleeing the fighting at home. The spillover has raised concerns that the nearly 20-month-long conflict between
By ARIEL SCHALIT and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
TEL HAZEKA, Golan Heights (AP) - Israeli tanks struck a Syrian artillery launcher Monday after a stray mortar shell flew into Israel-held territory, the first direct clash between the neighbors since the Syrian uprising began nearly two years
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighboring Syria for the first time Sunday, firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights.
While Israel appeared
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran's nuclear program that would ease economic sanctions faster than previously offered if Tehran makes greater concessions than it has ever
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel acknowledged Thursday it killed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's deputy in a 1988 raid in Tunisia, lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy and allowing a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of its secret operations.
One of the
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - When the Hamas rulers of Gaza recently gave a hero's welcome to the ruler of Qatar, an arch foe of the Syrian regime, it sent a strong message reverberating across the capitals in Tehran, Damascus and Beirut.
The powerful, anti-American alliance
By ALI AKBAR DAREINIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has images of sensitive Israeli military bases taken by a drone that was launched by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and downed by Israel earlier this month, a senior Iranian lawmaker claimed Monday in the latest boast from Tehran