Jordan cancels part of peace agreement with Israel

King of Jordan cancels part of agreement which leases land in Arava and Naharayim to Jewish farmers.Nitsan Keidar, 10/21/2018, 2:49 PM

New town approved for Arava region

Final approval given for new town near Ir Ovot as part of plan to boost southern Israel's Jewish population.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2018, 4:55 PM

8 injured in collision in southern Israel

8 injured, including 1 seriously and 1 moderately, when bus and truck collide in Arava region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2018, 1:11 PM

New town in Arava: Ir Ovot

Housing Minister says new community part of plan to relieve housing crisis in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2018, 6:04 PM

Head of pre-military academy released to house arrest

Director of Bnei Tzion pre-army preparatory academy released to house arrest for five days.Ido Ben Porat, 5/1/2018, 1:06 AM

Watch: Baby crocodiles hatch in southern Israel

Two baby crocodiles hatch at the Crocodile Farm in the Arava in southern Israel.Rafael Levy, 7/13/2017, 4:15 PM

Marijuana in the IDF's firing line

Border Police find marijuana greenhouse in southern Israel.Ido Ben Porat , 6/11/2017, 9:05 AM

Tragedy in southern Israel: 3 dead in car crash

Three people were killed in a car accident near Ein Yahav on Highway 90.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2016, 8:00 PM

31 trapped by floodwaters

Group of 16 teens hiking in the Arava get stuck by floods amid stormy weather, on its way rescue unit finds another 15 hikers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2016, 2:13 PM

Unusually powerful floods in the south this weekend

Raging rivers in the desert: Negev and Arava down to Eilat set to be hit by rare intense flooding on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2016, 9:44 AM

'Like After a Pogrom'

Arab thieves invade Jewish home near Jericho, beat and bind husband and wife – but leave them alive.Shimon Cohen, 7/26/2015, 5:56 PM

The Israeli App that Will Help Farmers Around the World

Pickapp, developed in the Arava region, combines location platforms with agro-technics to build a revolutionary map.Yoni Kempinski, 5/1/2015, 6:14 AM

Bibi Taps Akunis as Deputy Environment Minister

MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) will deal with disastrous oil spill in the south.Hezki Baruch, 12/9/2014, 1:27 PM

Oil Spill 'Biggest Ecological Disaster Israel Has Seen'

Energy expert says oil spill in southern Arava region especially bad due to material and location, notes danger of spreading damage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2014, 6:25 PM

Arava Oil Spill Disaster 60% Worse Than Originally Feared

State Comptroller launches investigation over responsibility, as estimates over the damage more than double overnight.Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2014, 1:16 PM

Suit Filed Against Pipeline Company for 'Environmental Disaster'

Lawsuit to the tune of 380 million shekel calls for damages to the National Parks Authority, Eilat residents over oil spill.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2014, 3:34 PM

Oil Spill Will Take Years to Clean, Cost $7.6 Million

Professional assessments say it will take a year to clear waste, several years to rehabilitate important nature reserve from Arava spill.Ari Yashar, 12/5/2014, 7:49 AM

Eilat Oil Spill 'Not Foul Play'

80 Jordanians suffer trouble breathing over the border as Israel struggles to contain 1,000 cubic meter spill caused by car accident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2014, 3:35 PM

Activists: Eilat Oil Leak an 'Environmental Disaster'

Environmental activists have declared an “environmental disaster” in Israel's Arava desert, after a major oil pipeline leak.Yaakov Levi, 12/4/2014, 9:24 AM

Car Crash on Route 90; 35 Year Old Woman Killed

Passenger vehicle overturns on Arava Road; 35 year-old woman killed, 3 others suffer moderate to severe injuries.Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2013, 11:53 AM

Israel's Desert Date Yield Up 20%

Despite a 20% reduction in water supply, yields are flourishing in Israel's Arava desert region, which stretches from the Dead Sea to Eilat.Adam Ross, 10/1/2013, 6:03 PM

Four Soldiers Hurt in Jeep Accident

Soldiers lightly wounded in the course of routine operations north of Eilat.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2012, 7:15 PM

One Dead, 9 Injured in Hydrochloric Acid Explosion

Pipe carrying hydrochloric acid burst at pumping facility near a quarry in the Arava. Route 90 reopened.Gil Ronen, 7/2/2012, 1:29 PM

Israel Begins to Clear Landmines

Israel's Defense Ministry has the first deal ever to allow a contractor clear landmines - thousands of them -- beginning in March.Chana Ya'ar, 1/29/2012, 6:50 PM