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Global COVID-19 death toll passes 3 million

An average of more than 12,000 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded globally every day in the past week, according to AFP tally.

Global COVID-19 death toll passes 3 million

Netanyahu warns Assad against Iran entrenchment in Syria

Netanyahu: 'Israel will continue to take actions necessary to prevent you from creating another terror and military front against Israel.'

Netanyahu warns Assad against Iran entrenchment in Syria

PA withdraws request for UN vote on US Mideast plan: diplomats

Resolution risked not having nine out of 15 votes in its favor, minimum required to adopt provided there is no veto by permanent member.

PA withdraws request for UN vote on US Mideast plan: diplomats

Gaza's last tiger leaves 'world's worst zoo'

The inhumane neglect of the Khan Younis zoo came to an end when the last animals left today. "I am very sad," lamented owner Ziad Aweda.

Photos: Gaza's last tiger leaves 'world's worst zoo'

US to citizens: Get out of Gaza

The US State Department has issued a warning to its citizens to leave Gaza, as Israel continues to defend itself from Gaza rockets.

US to citizens: Get out of Gaza

UN hopes for progress in days for Syria talks

The UN voiced hope Thursday that developments "in the next few days" could pave the way for new Syria peace talks.

 UN hopes for progress in 'days' for new Syria talks

AFP erases terror attacks on Israel from history

French press agency publishes a chronology of worldwide Islamist terror attacks from 9/11 to Paris - just one country missing from list.

AFP erases terror attacks on Israel from history

Camera-Breaking Officer Dismissed

Givati Commander dismisses officer filmed breaking foreign journalists' camera, despite claims they blocked rescue of wounded soldier.

Soldiers in Uproar as Camera-Breaking Officer Dismissed

Givati Soldiers Accuse Reporters of Provoking IDF

IDF forces involved in alleged Beit Furik assault claim the two AFP reporters approached and provoked them.

Givati Soldiers Accuse Reporters of Provoking IDF

Watch: AFP Lies, Claims Israel 'Flooded Gaza'

AFP video report alleges that Gaza has been deliberately flooded by Israel - despite the fact Israel has no dams in the south.

AFP Lies, Claims Israel 'Flooded Gaza' with Nonexistent Damplayer

PA Spreads False Story of IDF Shooting Motorist

PA security forces spread, then retract, false story of IDF opening fire; Arab driver actually died in car accident.

PA Spreads False Story of IDF Shooting Arab Motorist

Poll: Most PA Arabs Believe Peace Talks a Mistake

Survey shows most Palestinian Authority residents oppose peace talks - and 30% support 'violent resistance'.

Poll: Most PA Arabs Believe Renewing Peace Talks was a Mistake

EU Envoy Meets with Steinitz to Discuss Iran Deal

EU envoy to Israel meets with Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, attempts to reassure him that P5+1 have 'Israel's security at heart.'

EU Envoy Tries to Bridge Gap Between Israel, World on Iran Deal

Author: India Failed to Learn From Mumbai Attacks

New book reveals details of 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai; author claims India still blind to the prevalence, magnitude of terror.

Author: 5 Years Later, India Fails to Learn From Mumbai Attacks

Kerry: Iran Deal 'Safer For Israel'

US Secretary of State insists that Israel can only gain from deal with nuclear Iran, calls Netanyahu 'friend of mine.'

Kerry: Iran Deal 'Safer For Israel'

Granddaughter of Hamas Head Hospitalized in Israel

Hamas chair Ismail Haniyeh's granddaughter transferred to Israel for medical aid - despite fact that Haniyeh won't recognize Israel exists.

Granddaughter of Hamas Leader Hospitalized in Israel

Report: PA Votes in UN For First Time

AFP reports that PA has voted in UN for the first time; PA claims this is 'first step' to full UN recognition.

Report: Palestinian Authority Votes in UN For First Time

Kerry Changes Visit Date To Post-Thanksgiving

Speaking to AFP, who first reported Kerry's visit set for this Friday, Kerry decides he's too busy to visit Israel this week, reschedules.

Kerry Changes Visit Date To Post-Thanksgiving

Alleged Clash Between Israel, PA in Shechem False

AFP reports IDF sprayed PA Arabs with rubber bullets in alleged fight with 'settlers'; regional spokesman: 'we never heard of such a thing.'

Reports Claiming Clashes Between Jews, Arabs Near Shechem False

Switz.: High Price for Legal Fees in Nazi Art Case

European probes into art taken from Jews during the rise of Nazi Germany continues; Swiss museum wins case, only to pay hefty legal fees.

Switzerland: High Price for Legal Fees in Nazi Art Lawsuit

IAF Hits Hamas Center in a Gaza Media Building

In a surgical airstrike, the IAF hits a Hamas center located in the building housing AFP's Gaza City office. No reporters hurt.

IAF Hits Hamas Center in a Gaza Media Buildingplayer

Jordan: Protest Near AFP Office

Dozens of Jordanians demonstrated near AFP’s offices in Amman over their report of the attack on the King’s motorcade.

Jordanians Protest Near AFP’s Offices in Amman

Media Twists Facts on Fire

An AFP news article written more like an Arab editorial charges that a fire in an olive grove was set by Jewish "firebombers" from Gilad Farms.

Foreign Media Turns Jewish Victims into Attackers

Plan to Hebraicize Road Signs

A new Transportation Ministry project will adjust English and Arabic road sign names to a consistent, direct transliteration of Hebrew.

Arabs Protest Plan to Standardize Road Signs