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Netanyahu's speech to MPs prepares for attack on Iran

Israeli commentators speculated yesterday that the country's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is preparing the public for war against Iran after he delivered his most decisive speech yet on the nuclear threat posed by its arch foe.

Deal with settlers over illegal outpost 'a disgrace'

Jewish settlers have agreed to leave the largest unauthorised outpost in the occupied West Bank and move to a nearby hill in a compromise deal with the Israeli government that an anti-settler advocacy group denounced as "a disgrace".

Aman surveys the damage after an air strike in Ashdod, Israel

Israeli air strikes kill five Palestinians

Israeli air strikes today killed five Palestinians, including a father and his daughter, as Gaza-based militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel’s south for a fourth consecutive day.

Israel is building a fence to stop migrants crossing from Egypt

Israelis build the world's biggest detention centre

Thousands of African asylum-seekers fleeing persecution could end up in Negev desert camp

Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s patience was running thin

New round of nuclear talks agreed with Iran

Netanyahu argued that if Iran obtains the bomb it could set off a regional nuclear arms race

We won't give US advance warning of Iran strike, says Israel

Message on military action against nuclear facilities strains relations between allies

Disappointment as Tehran nuclear talks prove fruitless

UN experts have returned from Tehran empty-handed after two days of talks focused on Iran’s nuclear programme, narrowing the options for diplomacy amid fears of a military confrontation with Israel and the West.

Syrian soldiers who defected to join the Free Syrian Army are seen among demonstrators during a protest yesterday

Battles rage near Damascus after Arab League suspends mission

Thousands of troops and tanks rushed to Syrian capital's suburbs in fierce crackdown on rebels

Karzai 'to hold peace talks with Taliban in Saudi Arabia'

The Afghan government will hold talks with the Taliban in Saudi Arabia, opening up an alternative avenue to peace negotiations between the insurgent group and the United States, according to reports.

Russia stands fast in support of Syrian regime

Russia dismissed as unacceptable last night a joint European and Arab League attempt at the UN Security Council to demand President Assad of Syria step down.

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