- After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post.
- Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
RAMLE, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."
- Israel indicts Palestinian in murder of Polish tourist
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have charged a Palestinian man with killing a Polish tourist in Israel in April.
- Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns that they might retaliate if airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition continue to target them, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.
- Etihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year as it carried more passengers and used its stakes in other airlines to drive traffic through its Abu Dhabi hub.