Some 300,000 civilians and 30,000 fighters are believed to be in Syria's largest city, which could be under total siege by the regime's forces within the next few days.
- Defense executive Ofir Shaham resigns from post after six years (Haaretz)
- 13-year-old dies for unknown reasons in Kiryat Tiv'on near Haifa (Haaretz)
- Military police vehicle attacked by rioters overnight in ultra-Orthodox area of Ashdod (Haaretz)
- Police arrest 16-year-old female Palestinian who tried to stab them in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
- New report says over 1 million trapped in besieged areas in Syria (AP)
- South Korea says working with U.S., Japan on 'strong' North Korea sanctions (Reuters)
- Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees (AP)
- Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital (Reuters)
- U.S.: Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American (Reuters)
- Knesset approves first reading of so-called 'NGO transparency bill' (Haaretz)
- Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
- Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear negotiators (AP)
- 11-year-old wounded in suspected stabbing in central Israel (Haaretz)
- Australian hostage released by Al-Qaida in Burkina Faso; husband still held captive (AP)
- 11 migrants drown trying to cross from Turkey to Greek island of Lesbos (AP)
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