Seventy percent of Jewish Israelis support giving the death penalty to terrorists who kill Israeli citizens for nationalistic reasons, a poll released Wednesday indicates.
The Israel Democracy Institute monthly peace index poll found 25.3 percent do not support the death penalty in these cases and 4.9 percent did not know or didn't answer.
For those who murder Israeli solders, 66 percent...
Saudi Arabia has launched a massive tourism development project that will turn 50 islands and other sites on the Red Sea into luxury resorts.
It hopes to attract both foreign tourists and domestic visitors as part of efforts to diversify the Saudi economy, as oil prices have fallen.
Visa restrictions on foreigners are to be eased in the tourist zone.
However, it is not clear whether dress...
A Saudi woman activist campaigning against the restrictions of male guardianship has been freed after over 100 days in detention, reports say.
In what is being seen by campaigners as a significant step, Maryam al-Otaibi was also reportedly released without the presence of a male guardian.
She was detained after she fled her father's house to try to lead an independent life.
An Israeli military court has rejected the appeal of a soldier who was jailed for 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker.
Elor Azaria was found guilty in January of manslaughter over the March 2016 shooting of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank.
Azaria had told a colleague that Sharif, who had stabbed another soldier, "deserved to die".
Four Arab countries boycotting Qatar will only enter dialogue to ease the dispute if Doha agrees to certain demands, and "fights terror", the group said as they met in Manama.
High-level officials from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt reiterated their positions on the GCC crisis, condemning Qatar what they perceive as Doha's support for armed groups.
Qatar has repeatedly denied those...
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired warning flares at their vessels in the Persian Gulf.
The IRGC Navy said the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and another warship approached an oil and gas platform Friday in the Persian Gulf at about 4 p.m. before dispatching a helicopter and firing the warning flares. It was the second such encounter between the two...
The U.S. Treasury on Friday levied new sanctions on Iran one day after the country launched a rocket capable of carrying a satellite into space.
The Treasury said that though the rocket -- which ultimately failed -- was space-related, it "represents a threatening step by Iran."
"Space launch vehicles use technologies that are closely related to those of an intercontinental ballistic...
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will maintain a freeze on contact with Israel, despite the removal of metal detectors at a sensitive religious site in East Jerusalem.
The installation led to deadly clashes and uproar from Palestinians who saw it as an Israeli attempt to assert control over the site.
Israel said it was necessary to prevent weapons being smuggled in.
It says it now...
Israel has removed metal detectors from outside a holy site in East Jerusalem after uproar from Palestinians over their recent introduction.
Israel's security cabinet voted early on Tuesday to remove and replace them with less obtrusive surveillance.
There were deadly clashes after the metal detectors were set up, which Palestinians saw as an Israeli attempt to assert control over the...
Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead a Jordanian attacker near the embassy in Amman.
Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has diplomatic immunity.
A second Jordanian hit by the gunfire died in hospital. Israel says he was inadvertently shot.
It is one of the most serious...