CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan authorities have detained five people who they say are part of a paramilitary group that was planning armed attacks on Moldovan institutes.
The General Police Inspectorate said Wednesday that authorities searched the homes and cars of 11 people in the capital Chisinau and northern Moldova. Five people were detained including the suspected ringleader who is Ukrainian from the eastern Donbas region.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has cleared the way for the cremation of a transgender woman who committed suicide, rejecting an appeal by her religiously observant family for a traditional Jewish burial.
May Peleg killed herself this month and asked in her will to be cremated. Peleg's family is ultra-Orthodox, a deeply conservative community, and Jewish law forbids cremation.
The family's lawyer argued that Peleg was psychologically unstable...
DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — When school lets out, the streets around the ancient synagogue on this Tunisian island fill with rambunctious boys wearing Jewish kippahs and girls in long skirts, shouting to each other in Hebrew, Arabic and French.
The Jewish community in the resort island of Djerba traces its roots all the way back to Babylonian exile of 586 B.C., and is one of the few communities of its kind to have survived the turmoil around the creation of Israel, when more...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A third ship will join the hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner as the 13-month-old search of a huge expanse of the Indian Ocean ramps up during the southern hemisphere summer.
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was scaled back to two ships towing sonar equipment during the winter when the remote target area southwest of Australia was buffeted by gale-force winds and mountainous waves.