Latest News Briefs

08:19

11 killed in Colombia mine explosion

Sunday, June 25, 2017

At least 11 miners were killed in an explosion in a mine in central Colombia.

Local authorities reported that the cause of the explosion was methane gas and that one person is still trapped in the mine and two others were declared to be missing.

08:11

Gov't to approve strengthening ties with India

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The government is expected to approve a number of decisions regarding strengthening of relations with India.

The decisions, which were authorized by a ministerial team which included most of the government ministries and other bodies, stress the importance of broadening Israeli exports to India, strengthening cooperation on issues of water and agriculture, encouraging Indian investment and tourism in Israel and creating academic and cultural cooperation.

06:45

Iran arrests ISIS-linked terror cell

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Iranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State (ISIS), which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, Reuters reported Saturday, citing state television.

Intelligence Ministry agents "were able to arrest a group linked to Daesh that intended to carry out terror operations in religious cities ..., and (seized) explosive and suicide attack equipment," the television said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

06:11

Hamas: Eliminate the 'cancer' Israel

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Abu Obeida, a spokesman for Hamas's so-called “military wing” the Al-Qassam Brigades, called on the Arab and Islamic nation to stop any internal fighting and work to eliminate the "cancer" that is the "Zionist occupation."

Abu Obeida's call came on the occasion of the Iranian Al-Quds Day, which was started in 1979 by Iranian revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini and is intended to emphasize the Muslim world's responsibility to "free Palestine."

05:37

Danon: Time for UNIFL to fulfill its mandate

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Saturday responded to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) claim that the activities of the “Green Without Borders” do not violate Security Council resolutions.

On Thursday, Danon presented new information to the Security Council revealing that the Hezbollah terrorist group had established a series of outposts along the border with Israel under the guise of the agricultural NGO “Green Without Borders”.

00:21

Netanyahu: We will respond with force to any missiles from Syria

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Israeli PM emphasizes that Israel 'will not tolerate' any missiles fired into its territory.
00:08

Lapid: We won't join a leftist bloc

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Lapid says he won't join attempt to topple Netanyahu government, blasts Netanyahu for 'working alone.'
23:27

Will Trump decide to pull out of peace talks?

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Arabic newspaper says Trump may pull out of peace talks. Senior US official: Report claiming Trump will pull out of negotiations 'nonsense.'
22:53

Bus drivers in southern Israel 'strike' - because of Ramadan

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Four times in one week, 'Metropoline' buses get canceled because Arab drivers refuse to show up.
22:15

Al-Quds Day: 'Jews, get out of Palestine!'

Saturday, June 24, 2017
In a call similar to that of Nazi Europe, Arabs call for a Judenrein Israel.
21:38

WATCH: IDF retaliates for Syria spillover

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Israel's Air Force aims at Syrian military targets responsible for spillover into Golan Heights.
21:29

NASCAR’s first Israeli driver is an unlikely success story

Saturday, June 24, 2017
First Israeli race car driver competes in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
21:16

Houston Jewish federation hires new CEO

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston hires Avital Ingber as new CEO.
21:08

Bolivia’s leader calls Chile the ‘Israel of South America’

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Bolivian President accuses Israel of imposing 'physical and mental' walls, slams US President for Mexico wall.
20:53

Reports: Israeli air strikes killed 2 Syrian soldiers

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Arab media sources claimed on Saturday that the IDF attacked several Syrian targets near the Golan Heights, in retaliation for spillover from Syria earlier in the day.

According to the media, two Syrian National Defense Forces soldiers were killed when the Israeli Air Force struck their tanks.

20:50

UN: Over 200,000 cases of cholera in Yemen

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The United Nations' health agency reported that there are over 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen, many of whom are children. 

1,300 people have died from the disease, a quarter of them children.

An estimated 5,000 new cases are reported every day.

"We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," UNICEF Director Anthony Lake and World Health Organization Chief Margaret Chan said on Saturday in a statement.

20:45

Syrian shells land in the Golan Heights

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Several mortar shells exploded on Saturday afternoon in an open area in the Golan Heights, the IDF reported.

The shells landed near the Syrian border.

No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

The IDF has requested civilians avoid the area near the Syrian border.

20:41

Istanbul bans gay pride parade

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Istanbul's governor banned the LGBT movement's planned parade, due to threats and other security concerns.

The parade was scheduled for Sunday.

In an online statement, the marchers responded, "We are marching. Get used to it. We are not going away."

20:37

Fire in London: Police evacuate residents

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Residents of a block of flats on east London's Bethnal Green Road have been evacuated because of a fire.

According to the London Fire Brigade, 72 firefighters are trying to take control of the fire, which spread to the building's roof.

The road has been closed in both directions.

02:45

Shabbat Shalom!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the start of the Sabbath in the U.S., where they are being written now.

Updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of the Sabbath at 20:31 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

02:19

ZOA: Don't give Roger Waters a platform

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Zionist Organization of America on Friday turned the tables on founding Pink Floyd member and well-known anti-Israel activist Roger Waters.

The organization’s Greater Philadelphia chapter criticized performance arenas and concert facilities throughout North America for giving Waters a platform.

The ZOA also criticized radio stations across the nation who are promoting Waters’ concerts and giving away tickets to them, thereby encouraging more people to be exposed to his lie-filled, hateful anti-Israel rants.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

01:27

No concrete evidence ISIS leader was killed

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State (ISIS) said on Friday it had no concrete evidence on whether the group's leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was dead or alive, Reuters reported.

At the same time, it also played down any significance he might have on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

00:39

Hungarian PM praises Hitler ally

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the leading Jewish group in Hungary on Friday criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s praise for Miklos Horthy, the World War II-era leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany.

In a speech on Wednesday, just hours before he hosted Lauder in Parliament, Orban called Horthy and other Hungarian leaders “exceptional statesmen” for leading the country after the traumatic disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

00:13

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Mecca mosque

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Security forces in Saudi Arabia on Friday foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Al-Arabiya reported.

Security forces said the operation was planned by three terrorist groups, two based in Mecca and the third in Jeddah. The foiled attack targeted worshipers at the mosque, it added.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

23:51

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel

Friday, June 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has “no intention” of firing Robert Mueller as special counsel leading the Russia probe despite doubts about his objectivity, the White House said Friday, according to The Hill.

“Nothing’s changed on that in terms of his position,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer was quoted as having told reporters at an off-camera briefing.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

23:05

Key ISIS financial facilitator killed in Syria airstrike

Friday, June 23, 2017

The United States-led international coalition killed a key Islamic State (ISIS) financial facilitator in an airstrike in Syria, the U.S. Department of Defense said on Friday.

The attack took place on June 16 in in Abu Kamal, according to the announcement.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

22:27

Nasrallah: 'Hundreds of thousands' ready to fight Israel

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday warned Israel against attacking Lebanon or Syria, claiming that "hundreds of thousands" of Arab and Muslim fighters would be ready to strike back.

"The Israeli enemy should know that if it launches an attack on Syria or Lebanon, it's unknown whether the fighting will stay just between Lebanon and Israel, or Syria and Israel," Nasrallah declared, in comments quoted by the AFP news agency.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

21:42

UN rejects Israeli claims of Hezbollah posing as NGO

Friday, June 23, 2017

The United Nations on Friday rejected Israel’s claims that Hezbollah terrorists were establishing observation posts along the border under the cover of an environmental NGO, reported AFP.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Thursday presented new information to the Security Council revealing that the Lebanese terrorist organization has established a series of outposts along the border with Israel under the guise of agricultural NGO “Green Without Borders”.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

21:21

The Janus face of Netanyahu

Friday, June 23, 2017

The week in politics.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:49

Liberman: Allow 'Palestinian refugees' to live in PA areas

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Friday blasted a plan by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) to allow so-called “Palestinian refugees” to return to areas of Judea and Samaria under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction as part of a future peace agreement.

Liberman had written on Facebook, "Let it be clear about an arrangement with the Palestinians - we will not agree that even one refugee will return to the 1967 borders. If they want to receive them in Shechem, Hevron or Qalqilya – let them do so."

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:14

Three Arab women killed in accident in Binyamin

Friday, June 23, 2017

Three Arab women, aged 20, 50 and 60, were killed and five others were injured on Friday afternoon in a collision between two vehicles on Highway 60, south of the Givat Asaf junction in the Binyamin region.

Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah teams arrived at the scene and treated the victims. A woman who was seriously injured and a 30-year-old man who was moderately injured were taken to the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Two other lightly injured victims were evacuated by the Red Crescent, and another victim, a Jewish tourist who was lightly injured, was evacuated by a Magen David Adom ambulance to Jerusalem.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:09

It's a bit like secondary smoking

Friday, June 23, 2017

Would you have joined Korach's rebellion?

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)
 

20:05

Turkey: No plans to shut down Qatar military base

Friday, June 23, 2017

Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by Arab states which cut ties with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country, reports The Associated Press.

The demand that Turkey pull out its forces was on a list of ultimatums from Saudi Arabia and others Qatari neighbors that includes shuttering broadcaster Al-Jazeera, curbing back diplomatic relations with Iran and severing all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. Qatar has confirmed receiving the list from Kuwait, which is mediating the dispute, but has not yet commented on the demands.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

19:10

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 19:08 Summer Time (Friday). Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 20:13 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 20:31 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

19:08

At Least 37 People Killed in 3 Bomb Attacks in Pakistan

Friday, June 23, 2017

t least 37 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in two separate attacks in Pakistan, according to local officials.

Early on Friday, a suicide car bomber killed 12 people in Quetta in the country’s volatile south-west.

In the afternoon, twin blasts hit a bazaar in Parachinar, the largest city in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, killing at least 25 and injuring more than 100, according to medical officials.

18:42

Minister Katz: Send Olmert home

Friday, June 23, 2017

Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said on Friday he supports the granting of amnesty to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert due to his medical condition.

"Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was punished and served two-thirds of his sentence. The degree of compassion obligates us to send him home," Katz wrote.

17:30

Beit El Council: We demand marketing now

Friday, June 23, 2017

Shai Alon, head of the Beit El Council, announced on Friday that he will hold a press conference on Sunday in light of his meeting this week with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"Dear residents, as you heard, yesterday evening I was called to meet the Prime Minister. Netanyahu informed me that he intends to approve 300 housing units in September. We demand marketing now!! In order to ensure that happens, we are moving forward with our plans. On Sunday we will hold a press conference in front of the Prime Minister's Office," Alon wrote to residents.

16:32

Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured

Friday, June 23, 2017

 A tour bus company says one of its double-decker, open-roof buses hit the roof of a Paris tunnel, injuring four people, one of them seriously.

16:28

Political source: There's no construction freeze in Judea and Samaria

Friday, June 23, 2017

A political source on Friday said that the report that the Housing Ministry will not publish tenders for construction in Judea and Samaria until the end of 2017 is incorrect.

"There is no limit on construction. The fact is that 300 housing units have been approved in Beit El and there will be more," he stressed.

15:00

North Korea: Warmbier's death 'a mystery to us, too'

Friday, June 23, 2017
North Korean spokesman denies it tortured college student held by the regime for 17 months who died this week.
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