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Qatar slaps travel ban on rights lawyer: NGO

Dubai (AFP) - Authorities in Qatar have barred a prominent human rights lawyer and former justice minister from leaving the country, a rights group said on Friday.
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Israel parliament legalises settler outposts on Palestinian land

Jerusalem (AFP) - The Israeli parliament has finalised a controversial law legalising dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank....
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Israel's Netanyahu calls on 'responsible' nations to join Iran sanctions

LONDON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to Britain to join new sanctions against Iran as he met his British counterpart Theresa May in London on Monday, while she cautioned about Israel's plans for new settlements in occupied territory....
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Israeli forces begin evacuation of West Bank outpost

AMONA, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces began an operation Wednesday to evacuate settlers from a West Bank outpost, a long-delayed move that had posed a serious threat to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's narrow coalition, which is dominated by ultranationalists who support settlements....
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In a first, Emirati foreign minister defends Trump visa ban

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat on Wednesday came out in defense of President Donald Trump's order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States....
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Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government

KABUL, Afghanistan — Fifteen years, half a trillion dollars and 150,000 lives since going to war, the United States is trying to extricate itself from Afghanistan. Afghans are being left to fight their own fight. A surging Taliban insurgency, meanwhile, is flush with a new inflow of money....
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Netanyahu in hot water over praise of Trump's wall

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When Benjamin Netanyahu sent a tweet in support of President Donald Trump's plan for a wall along the Mexican border, the Israeli prime minister can barely have expected it would be retweeted 40,000 times and cause a backlash at home and abroad....
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US elite forces in deadly raid on Qaeda in Yemen

Aden (AFP) - Elite US forces launched a dawn raid against Al-Qaeda in Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 14 suspected jihadists in an operation in which an American soldier also died....
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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank: medics

Nablus (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - A Palestinian was shot dead Sunday and five others were wounded by Israeli soldiers at the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said....
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MAP:Palestinian Child Dies after being Denied Access to Hospital by Israeli Authorities

Medical aid Palestine MAp was saddened to hear of the death of 17 year old Ahmed Hasan Shubeir who was denied a permit to exit Gaza to receive lifesaving medical treatment....
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