World Bulletin / News Desk
An Israeli court spared former prime minister Ehud Olmert a prison term over a conviction for breach of trust on Monday.
Dogged by corruption scandals, Olmert resigned in 2008. Though found guilty in July of cronyism while in a former cabinet post, he was acquitted of more serious bribery charges.
Jerusalem District Court handed Olmert a suspended one-year jail sentence and a 75,300-shekel ($19,225) fine. Had he been put behind bars, the 66-year-old centrist politician might have been prevented from returning to public office.
"I leave court today walking tall," Olmert told reporters, without elaborating on his plans.
The party he once led, Kadima, now heads the opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist Likud.
A comeback would likely depend on the outcome of a separate bribery case over Olmert's role, as Jerusalem mayor from 1993 to 2003, in a controversial housing project.
"This is not over," deputy Israeli state prosecutor Eli Abravanel said after Monday's sentencing.
Under the new guidelines, security personnel will be allowed to take their guns home, while army reservists and police officers will be able to carry guns on their person
Sisi has previously refused to intervene in the case, suggesting that doing so would undermine judicial independence
The list includes the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society and the Cordoba Foundation, along with a number of other Islamic research, advocacy and social organisations
Kosovo's two biggest parties agreed "in principle" on Wednesday to form a government, the Balkan country's president said, signalling an end to more than five months of damaging political deadlock.
The Israeli army issued demolition orders for five Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Senate President David Mark shut down the national assembly, postponing debate on a bill to extend a state of emergency in three states
University of Hong Kong poll reveals support for pro-democracy movement ebbing
Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed an average of 13 people each day in the eight weeks since the ceasefire agreement, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said
Stoltenberg said the problem was not just where the Russians are flying but that they are not turning on their transponders or communicating
They said Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, who they described as the militant group's leader in Mosul, was killed with his driver when their car was hit
Assange has been stuck inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid a British extradition to Sweden.
Washington backs Kiev in its struggle against the pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions of Ukraine and has imposed sanctions on Russia over its policies in the crisis.
Israel said it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N. facilities during last summer's Gaza war
Xu Caihou, a former vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, had confessed to taking "massive" bribes in exchange for help in promotions.
We can increase trade value to $10 billion rapidly and enchance cooperation in many areas, Erdogan said.
A recent decision by the mayor of the Israeli city of Ashkelon banning Arab construction workers from plying their trade at the city's kindergartens has drawn criticism in Israel.