People praying in the corridors of Hadassah hospital, where Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is hospitalized.
People praying in the corridors of Hadassah hospital, where Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is hospitalized. Photo by Emil Salman
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U.S. President Barack Obama used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to present a wide view of U.S. foreign policy, and make a case against American isolationism.

Senior Israeli security sources accused the Palestinian Authority and its security services of “complete incompetence” in fighting terrorism, following the killing of two Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the West Bank over the past few days.

Somalia's Al-Shabab Islamist group said its militants were still holed up in a Kenyan shopping mall they attacked at the weekend and there were "countless dead bodies", raising fears the death toll could be higher than 62.

Israel promised not to demolish 15 cisterns and 19 toilets in three Palestinian villages in the West Bank until the High Court of Justice decides the fate of the army firing zone in which the villages are located.

Shas' 93-year-old spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef remains in serious but stable condition, undergoing various treatments at Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem.

Russian deputy foreign minister says talks with the U.S. have been rocky, a senior Russian diplomat said, stating that Moscow would not accept any resolution that would trigger punitive measures if Assad fails to comply with the U.S.-Russian deal under which he has agreed to give up his chemical arsenal.

Senior Israeli security sources accused the Palestinian Authority and its security services of “complete incompetence” in fighting terrorism, following the killing of two Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the West Bank over the past few days.

Train service between Be'er Sheva and Kiryat Gat has been suspended following the derailing of a cargo train carrying hazardous substances near Kiryat Gat.