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  • Fighting, shooting in central Cairo ends, 17 reported dead

    July 5, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Three hours of street fighting in central Cairo on Friday evening between hundreds of supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi eased after the army deployed units in armored vehicles.

    In early evening, a group of Islamist supporters of Morsi gathered near the...

  • Israeli officials order halt to underhanded contraception of Ethiopian women

    January 28, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Following a TV report alleging that Ethiopian Israeli women were being given contraceptive shots against their will, Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered physicians to put a stop to the practice.

    The report, broadcast Dec. 8 on the “Vacuum” investigative news program on Israeli...

  • Swine flu hits Israel

    January 6, 2011 | 10:44 am

    At least 14 Israelis are hospitalized in critical condition with swine flu, including six children.

    Three Israelis have died from the swine flu in recent weeks, including an otherwise healthy 15-year-old who died the same day that he was diagnosed, according to the Health Ministry.

    Some 8,000 Israelis have reported symptoms of the swine flu already this winter, the ministry said.

    About 15 percent of Israel’s general population and a little more than half of those in the high-risk categories have been vaccinated, The Jerusalem Post reported.