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‘Sexual Bribery’ Scandal Threatens Israeli Justice Minister

‘Sexual Bribery’ Scandal Threatens Israeli Justice Minister

The results of a month-long investigation into corruption in Israel’s judicial appointment system were partially revealed in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. The case involves a number of magistrates, employees, and lawyers in the appointment of judges in exchange for sexual favors. One of the suspects

US to Purchase Iron Dome Batteries from Israel

US to Purchase Iron Dome Batteries from Israel

The United States is planning to buy two batteries of the Israeli-made Iron Dome missiles defense system, sources in Tel Aviv have said. The US military has asked Congress for $373 million to buy the two batteries and have them delivered by 2020, the sources said Wednesday. Washington rarely b

German Woman Charged over Years in ISIS-controlled Territory

German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by ISIS. The Associated Press quoted federal prosecutors as saying Wednesday that 32-year-old Sabine Ulrike Sch., whose full name wasn't disclosed i

Rabat Asks UN to Put End to Polisario ‘Provocations’

Rabat Asks UN to Put End to Polisario ‘Provocations’

Morocco has asked the United Nations and the Security Council to put an end to the “violations and provocations” of the Polisario Front in the Guerguerat buffer zone. In a letter seen by Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday, Morocco's UN Ambassador Omar Hilale cited three incidents from January 6 to 8 in wh

US Objections Stop Croatia Buying F-16s from Israel

US Objections Stop Croatia Buying F-16s from Israel

The director-general of the Israeli Defense Ministry, Udi Adam, ended his visit to Zagreb on Friday after informing the Croatian military institution that Tel Aviv will not be able to deliver a dozen used US-made F-16 fighter jets following objections by Washington.

Egypt Deports German Terrorism Suspect

Egypt Deports German Terrorism Suspect

Egypt deported on Friday a German citizen on suspicion of terrorism, authorities said. The 23-year-old Goettingen resident was arrested at Cairo airport on December 27 and repatriated Friday on an early morning flight to Frankfurt after being questioned by police, Cairo airport officials said, ac

New Documents Link Huawei to Suspected Front Companies in Iran, Syria

New Documents Link Huawei to Suspected Front Companies in Iran, Syria

The US case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centers on the company’s suspected ties to two obscure companies.

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