Israel

Damascus won`t let `enemies` benefit from de-escalation zones-minister

Damascus won`t let `enemies` benefit from de-escalation zones-minister

Published 23/06/2017

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Damascus June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

The Syrian government will not allow its enemies to benefit from the creation of de-escalation zones in western Syria, the Syrian deputy foreign minister has said, ahead of international talks on the zones scheduled for early July in Kazakhstan.

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Elbit Systems says innovation key to crowded drone market

Elbit Systems says innovation key to crowded drone market

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Logo of Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems is seen at their offices in Haifa, Israel February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd (ESLT.TA), (ESLT.O) is moving quickly to innovate and maintain its edge in a global market in which it faces increasing competition from China, France, Turkey and others.

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Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Published 19/06/2017

Israel's Gamida Cell, which is developing cellular therapies to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, said on Monday it raised $40 million to finance the advanced trial of its product NiCord to facilitate bone marrow transplants.

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Street artists bring color to Israeli and Jordanian streets

Street artists bring color to Israeli and Jordanian streets

Published 07/06/2017

A boy plays in front of a wall painting by Hawaiian artist Kamea Hadar during an art happening, called POW! WOW! Israel, which is connected to a week-long art and culture festival held in Hawaii called POW! WOW! Hawaii, in the southern city of Arad, Israel June 6, 2017. Picture taken June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

With large murals of black cats and colorful gurning faces, a group of traveling international artists are bringing a splash of colorful street art to towns in Israel and Jordan.

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Top Drama Desk awards for `Oslo,` `Come From Away` and Bette Midler in `Hello, Dolly!`

Top Drama Desk awards for `Oslo,` `Come From Away` and Bette Midler in `Hello, Dolly!`

Published 05/06/2017

The musical "Come From Away," the play "Oslo," and Bette Midler in a hit revival of "Hello, Dolly!" were among the top winners at Sunday's Drama Desk Awards, one of a series of theater honors leading up to Broadway's top honors, the Tony Awards.

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Who`s your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped

Who`s your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped

Published 30/05/2017

Scientist Verena Schuenemann is shown examining the lower jaw bone of an ancient Egyptian mummy at the Palaeogenetics Laboratory at the University of Tuebingen in Germany in this undated handout photograph obtained by Reuters May 30, 2017. Johannes Krause/Handout via REUTERS

DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa.

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McMaster says `not concerned` after Kushner back-channel reports

McMaster says `not concerned` after Kushner back-channel reports

Published 28/05/2017

FILE PHOTO - White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (C) sits between Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (C) and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) during a joint news conference held by U.S. President Donald Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White... REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Asked about reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russia before the president took office, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal.

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Former U.S. national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89

Former U.S. national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89

Published 27/05/2017

FILE PHOTO - Former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as U.S. President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and drove a normalization of relations with China, has died. He was 89.

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McMaster says `of course` Trump supports NATO Article 5

McMaster says `of course` Trump supports NATO Article 5

Published 27/05/2017

White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that "of course" President Donald Trump backed NATO's mutual defense doctrine, despite not making an explicit reference to it during a visit to Brussels this week.

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Israel`s Netafim draws interest from private equity, Chinese bidders

Israel`s Netafim draws interest from private equity, Chinese bidders

Published 26/05/2017

International buyout groups and Chinese investment funds are expected to submit bids for Israeli irrigation firm Netafim, which could fetch around $1.5 billion, within the next few weeks, two banking sources said on Friday.

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