World Bulletin / News Desk
President Barack Obama will sign a bill to strengthen U.S.-Israeli military cooperation on Friday on the eve of a visit to Israel by his Republican presidential challenger, Mitt Romney.
The new bill calls for enhanced cooperation with Israel - a major beneficiary of military aid - on missile defense and intelligence, and increased access to advanced weapons.
Congress passed the legislation, the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, with broad support from Obama's Democrats and Republicans last week.
"The bill deepens our security cooperation with Israel by expanding our military assistance and providing Israel with access to additional equipment," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said on Thursday.
Romney hopes his trip to Israel will resonate with Jewish voters at home. He will arrive there fromLondon on Saturday and plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has had a strained relationship with Obama.
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UN chief condemned the killing by unidentified gunmen late on Saturday of Zedi Feruzi, the head of the UPD party.
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"If elected, we will work hard to improve this and work to build the capacity of the youth," Ethiopia PM said.
Israel closes Gaza commercial crossing, Kerem Shalom, for Jewish holiday
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A police major said they had retaken the town of Husaiba al-Sharqiya, about 10 km east of Ramadi
The Greek interior minister said on Sunday, Greece will not make June IMF repayment
1 civilian has been killed and 2 wounded in shelling of Avdiyivka in east Ukraine, the head of Donetsk regional police Vyacheslav Abroskin said in a Facebook post.
On May 16, Morsi and more than 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death by Cairo court.
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Seven years after declaring its independence from Serbia, Kosovo was granted full SEECP parliamentary assembly membership
Russian and foreign producers presented halal products during three-day expo.
Gunmen stopped the car of lawmakers, Abdullah Boss, and Youssef Ahmed Drar, and opened fire on it, leaving Youssef injured along with three bodyguards.