No Israeli government has served out its full term since 1988. Since then, elections have almost always been moved up because of a coalition crisis or a strategic move by the prime minister to maximise his chances of re-election.
Despite intervals of tension, Gaza is not short of wedding dresses, a booming business during hard economic times and the periods of fighting between Palestinians and Israelis.
Hamas and Israel have fought a cross-border battle of rocket attacks and air strikes, triggered by a botched Israeli undercover raid in Gaza on November 11, ending an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
The White House declined to comment on the Post report, saying it was an intelligence matter. The Department of State also declined to comment. Saudi Arabia's top diplomat says Crown Prince Mohammed had "absolutely" nothing to do with the killing.
UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths says all warring parties have given firm assurances to attend peace talks which will be held soon in Sweden as 8.4 million people, including children, are on the brink of starvation in the warring country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take over the defence portfolio, a spokesman for his Likud Party says, sparking speculation of an early election.
Prayer were held for slain journalist in Istanbul, a day after a Saudi prosecutor admitted the writer's body was dismembered by Saudi agents in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate. Similar prayers were held in the cities of Mecca and Medina.
Hurriyet Daily says a second recording of Jamal Khashoggi’s last day exists. The claim comes a day after the Saudi prosecutor blamed a rogue operation for his death, drawing a rebuke from The Washington Post which was publishing the Riyadh critic.
Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor has charged 11 people in the case of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and is seeking the death penalty for five. Turkey says it is not satisfied.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plots next moves as defence minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns unhappy over ceasefire in blockaded Gaza, leaving Netanyahu clinging to a one-seat majority in parliament.
The decision comes as key Western allies called for a ceasefire ahead of renewed UN-led peace efforts to end more than three years of war that have pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned after a disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal and announced his party was leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition.
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