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November 2, 2018 11:31 PM Novartis abandons effort for U.S. approval of biosimilar rituximab

(Reuters) - Novartis International AG said on Friday that its Sandoz division is abandoning an effort to gain U.S. regulatory approval for a biosimilar of rituximab, a medication used to treat certain cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. The decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sought additional information to support the company’s 144

November 2, 2018 5:56 PM Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

SOFIA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority. In his first public reaction, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Khashoggi’s death, which has caused global outrage, was “horrendous” and must be dealt 58

November 2, 2018 9:17 AM Israeli official says Khashoggi death 'despicable', but Iran greater challenge

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli official on Friday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul “despicable” but said that cementing ties with Gulf states in the struggle against Iran was Israel’s overriding concern. In his remarks to radio station 102 FM, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz did not explicitly 86

November 1, 2018 5:34 PM Senior Palestinian official calls Trump administration 'ignorant and dangerous’

Raw video: Senior Palestinian official Dr. Hanan Ashrawi says they are unwilling to participate in U.S.-led peace negotiations unless President Trump reverses a series of key foreign policy decisions. RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority said Wednesday it was unwilling to participate in U.S.-led peace negotiations unless President Trump reverses 77

October 31, 2018 12:14 PM Israel defends Trump amid synagogue shooting criticism

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, with Ivanka Trump, back left, and Jared Kushner and Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, back right, and Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) JERUSALEM – Israel's envoy to the memorial 84

October 30, 2018 10:38 PM Jerusalem mayoral race could require runoff: Israeli media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The race for mayor of Jerusalem was too close to call late on Tuesday and could require a runoff after no single candidate won enough votes to clinch victory, Israeli media reported. Israel held municipal elections nationwide, with much attention on the race in Jerusalem, where the country’s religious and political divides are often 85

October 29, 2018 4:12 AM Netanyahu Presses to Build Relations in Gulf States

Israeli prime minister’s trip to Oman reflects effort to shift Mideast narrative toward security against regional threats like Iran and away from Palestinians TEL AVIV—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Oman marked a new chapter in his effort to strengthen ties with Gulf Arab nations and shift the conversation from Palestinian issues 57

October 29, 2018 4:10 AM As Israel Targets Iran in Syria, U.S. Officials Warn of Reprisals

White House applauds strikes but military worries about retaliation against American forces WASHINGTON—Israel has been conducting an aggressive military campaign across Syria against Iran-backed militia groups, an effort that has been encouraged by the White House but aroused the concern of many U.S. military officials. While the White House has applauded 58

October 28, 2018 11:00 PM Netanyahu sends message of solidarity to Pittsburgh's Jewish community after synagogue massacre

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a tribute to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh following Saturday’s mass murder at a Pennsylvania synagogue. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, Pool) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a tribute to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh following Saturday’s mass murder at a Pennsylvania synagogue, allegedly 291

October 27, 2018 9:08 AM The Latest: Group agrees to stop firing rockets at Israel

Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, early Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday shortly after militants fired rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early 75