Josef Federman, The Associated Press

  • Plumes of smoke rise after an explosion at a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File)
    US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

    The confirmation comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is strongly hinting that his country is behind recent airstrikes that have hit bases and munitions depot belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces operating in Iraq.

  • Yehiyeh Sinwar is Hamas’ new leader in the Gaza Strip. (Adel Hana/AP)
    New Hamas leader says Iran is funding the group

    Hamas’ new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel.

  • FILE - In this July 17, 2008, file photo, released prisoner Samir Kantar reviews an honor guard as he arrives to pay respects at the grave of slain top Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. Kantar, the longest-held Lebanese prisoner in Israel, has been killed in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a residential building near the Syrian capital, the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group said Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
    Notorious Lebanese militant killed in Syria airstrike

    A Lebanese man convicted of one of the most notorious attacks in Israel's history and who spent nearly three decades in an Israeli prison has been killed by an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital, the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group said Sunday.

  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, applauds as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner to address Congress without informing the White House. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
    Boehner 'baffled' by reports Israel spied on Iran talks

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he's "baffled" by reports that Israel spied on negotiators in the closed-door talks over Iran's nuclear program — espionage that Israeli officials denied.