Israel says it stopped al-Qaeda attack on US Embassy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM – Israel’s internal security agency said Wednesday it arrested three Palestinians for allegedly planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem International Convention Center…

Body of Israel’s Ariel Sharon to lie in state – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — The body of Ariel Sharon, Israel’s hard-charging former prime minister and general will be brought to Israel’s parliament building in Jerusalem where it will lie in…

Hospital: Ariel Sharon fighting for his life – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the Israeli hospital treating Ariel Sharon says he is pessimistic about the former prime minister’s prognosis, despite doctors’ success in stabilizing some of…

Kerry: US will support Iraq, but without troops – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that America would support Iraq in its fight against al-Qaeda-linked militants who have overrun two cities in the…

Israel hospital: Sharon’s condition still critical – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli hospital treating Ariel Sharon says the former prime minister’s medical condition remains critical. Tel Hashomer hospital made the announcement in a short text message…

Ex-Israeli PM Sharon in critical condition – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — The director of the hospital where the comatose former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being treated says he is in critical condition and his life…

Israel names Palestinian prisoners to be released – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has announced the names of 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners it will release this week. Israel released the list late Saturday. All were convicted in connection…

Police: Palestinian terrorists responsible for bus bomb – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM — A bomb police say was planted by Palestinian terrorists exploded on a public bus shortly after it was evacuated Sunday, resulting in no serious injuries. “Based on…

Israel: Sniper killed soldier near Lebanon border – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier was killed by a Lebanese army sniper late Sunday as he drove along the border, the Israeli military said, drawing Israeli threats of…

Snow in Middle East brings joy, anguish – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM — What is being called the worst winter storm in decades is bringing both jubilation and misery to a wide swath of the Middle East. The four-day storm,…