Local witnesses in Israel said the wildfires were caused by a firebomb that was launched from a neighbouring Arab village.Read the full story ›
Dry, windy weather means the blaze is spreading quickly across the country's northern regions for a third day.Read the full story ›
Police in Kosovo said simultaneous attacks by so-called Islamic State on targets including Israel's national football team have been foiled.Read the full story ›
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes he and newly elected US President Donald Trump can work together to bring relations between the two countries to "new heights".
In a statement congratulating the Republican candidate, Netanyahu said: "President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.
"I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights," said the right-wing leader, who has had a rocky relationship with outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama.
A drive-by shooting in Jerusalem has left a police officer and a pedestrian dead and five others injured.Read the full story ›
President Obama has led tributes at the funeral of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres.Read the full story ›
Gordon Brown has said Shimon Peres will be mourned around the world.
The former prime minister said: "Shimon Peres will be remembered as a peacemaker - mourned on every continent by men and women committed to ending war.
"He understood the importance of negotiation because he understood the cost of war. He was not an idealist for peace out of vision alone but because he had lived through times of conflict.
"His personal journey through life challenges us all to think how best we can promote peace and reconciliation."
Former president of the US, Bill Clinton, has said he "will miss Shimon Peres" in a glowing tribute on Twitter.
He added Peres was his "brilliant and eloquent friend", and "his life was a blessing".
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said Shimon Peres was "a political giant" and "someone I loved deeply".
Shimon Peres was a political giant, a statesman who will rank as one of the foremost of this era or any era, and someone I loved deeply.