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Thank you, Tel Aviv: Rihanna Tuesday night. Photo by Daniel Tchetchik
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Israel may be on the verge of renewing cooperation with the United Nations Council on Human Rights, a year and a half after Jerusalem severed ties with the international body. If a decision on the matter is not reached by Friday, Israel will become the first state to boycott the body's Universal Periodic Review.

Iran has stopped enriching uranium to 20 percent, one of the key demands of world powers in talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, a senior Iranian parliament.

Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, the latest in a three-way prisoner exchange brokered by Qatar and the Palestinian Authority involving Lebanon and Turkey, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States Secretary of State John Kerry met for seven hours on Wednesday at the home of the American ambassador to Rome to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and the ongoing peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

Residents of communities south of Wadi Ara are once again experiencing severe air pollution, including both noxious odors and particles in the air, from dozens of Palestinian charcoal factories in the northern part of the West Bank.

The German Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the U.S. ambassador in the wake of allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.

An anti-Semitic claim against an Anglican vicar by the Board of Deputies of British Jews over statements posted on his blog – promoting Holocaust denial and Zionist conspiracy theories – is resolved through mediation.

Emmanuel Nakache's film "Kidon", which takes off the 2010 Dubai assassination of senior Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, opens Thursday and features Bar Refaeli as a Mossad agent.

After showing up an hour late, Rihanna played to a packed Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv as part of her "Diamond World Tour."