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Amazon Founder Strikes Deal To Build U.S. Rocket Engines

The rockets will “eliminate reliance” on Russian engines.

September 18, 2014

New N. Korean Rocket Launch Site Near Completion: Think-Tank

Seoul (AFP) — North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before the end of this year, a U.S. think-tank has said. A major construction program has been under way at the North’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station since mid-2013, focused on upgrading facilities to handle larger, longer-range rockets with […]

August 22, 2014

Israel Hits Gaza, Quits Cairo Talks After Rocket Fire

By Mai Yaghi Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) — Israel hauled its negotiators back from talks in Cairo and warplanes hit Gaza Tuesday after Palestinian rockets smashed into the south as the two sides were observing a 24-hour truce. Nine days of relative quiet in the skies over Gaza came to an abrupt halt on […]

August 19, 2014

Seven Hour Truce Ends In Gaza; Israel And Hamas Both Claim Violations

By Laura King and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY — A seven-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip on Monday ended as have previous short-term truces: with the two sides accusing one another of violations. At the same time, a pair of relatively small-scale attacks in Jerusalem — one carried out with a piece […]

August 4, 2014

Israel Resumes Strikes On Gaza After Holiday Lull

By Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY — A fragile holiday lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip on Monday was punctuated by Israeli airstrikes and a rocket launch by Palestinian militants in the wake of a call by the U.N. Security Council for an unconditional humanitarian truce. On the 21st […]

July 28, 2014

U.N. Shelter In Gaza Shelled, Killing At Least 15; Cease-Fire Elusive

By Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY — With a cease-fire accord remaining elusive despite intense diplomatic efforts, a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza was shelled on Thursday, causing “multiple deaths and injuries,” according to a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency. At least 15 people were killed and scores hurt […]

July 24, 2014

FAA Lifts U.S. Flight Restrictions For Tel Aviv

By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday night lifted its ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv. The decision was made after the U.S. government determined that Israel had proper measures in place to “mitigate potential risks to civil aviation” during the ongoing hostilities in and around the […]

July 24, 2014

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines From Flying To/From Israel For 24 Hours

Washington (AFP) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US airlines Tuesday from flying to and from Israel for at least 24 hours following a rocket strike near Tel Aviv’s main airport. In a statement, the U.S. government agency said its prohibition applied only to U.S. air carriers, and that “updated instructions” would be issued […]

July 22, 2014

Delta Suspends Flights To Israel, Cites Safety Concerns

London (AFP) — U.S. airline Delta said Tuesday it was indefinitely suspending flights between the United States and Israel, citing security concerns. In a statement, the carrier said it had diverted a flight bound for Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport to Paris on Tuesday after “reports of a rocket or associated debris near the […]

July 22, 2014

Rockets, Airstrikes Across The Israel-Gaza Border During The Holiday

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said. According to an army statement, seven rockets were fired from Gaza early Monday, in addition […]

April 21, 2014

Israel’s Netanyahu Slams World Community For ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Iran

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Blue seas, red mountains and green rockets set the stage for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday as he launched a fierce critique of the international community, which he accused of hypocrisy regarding Iran and a double standard toward Israel. The country’s top political and military […]

March 10, 2014

Israelis Say Intercepted Iranian Ship Had Rockets Headed For Gaza

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made rockets shipped from Iran and headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military announced Wednesday. According to Israeli army spokesman Motti Almoz, naval commandos boarded the ship around 950 […]

March 5, 2014