Syria denies reports that Assad forces used chemical weapons in an attack that may have killed over 750 people.

The Obama administration is opposed to even limited U.S. military intervention in Syria because it believes rebels fighting the Assad regime wouldn't support American interests if they were to seize power right now, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote to a congressman in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from prison on Thursday, his lawyer told Reuters, after a court ordered his release in a corruption case that was the last remaining legal grounds for his detention.

Police are investigating a fire bomb attack Monday night on the Beit Jamal Monastery near Jerusalem in the latest "price tag” incident, Israeli shorthand for anti-Arab hate crimes.

LONDON – An ongoing campaign by supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against an Israeli water-management company working in Britain could prove a major test-case for the success of the boycott campaign in Britain.

An seven-justice panel of the High Court of Justice in Israel urges lesbian couple to go abroad for birth by surrogacy.

A falling-out between Ze’ev Hever, head of the settlement division of the Yesha Council of Jewish settlements, and former residents of the illegal outpost Migron, has led another organization that Hever heads - Amana - to make the unusual demand that the former outpost pay NIS 150,000 for work Hever performed in his unsuccessful effort to head off its evacuation.

The 17 members of the Karny family covertly brought to Israel last week from Yemen and Argentina acclimate to life in a Be'er Sheva absorption center - and to finally being together.