Erdogan says Turkey will lay siege to Syria’s Afrin in coming days

:: Turkey will lay siege to Afrin in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a month after Ankara launched an offensive against Kurdish militia in the region. “In the More »

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare UN speech

:: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will call for an alternative to US-mediated negotiations with Israel during a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, Palestinian officials said Monday. Addressing the council More »

Russian FM Lavrov warns US on Syria: ‘Dont play with fire’

:: Russia’s foreign minister on Monday warned the United States against “playing with fire” in Syria. Sergey Lavrov cautioned US officials to reduce provocations, saying the United States’ actions there have fractured More »

Iran’s Zarif says Israel’s “myth of invincibility” has crumbled

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel’s “so-called invincibility”, reacting to a critical speech More »

Saudi Arabia backs new UN move to condemn Iran

:: Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling More »

 

Tag Archives: PALESTINE

Other nations could be part of future Mideast peace talks

:: The US State Department said on Tuesday the United States would consider supporting the involvement of other countries in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the future if it believes it would be helpful in reaching an accord. Asked about Palestinian

Abbas to UN Security Council: Israel has thwarted all attempts for negotiations

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke in a rare address before the UN Security council on Tuesday. Abbas said that Israel has thwarted all attempts for negotiations and it acts as a state above the law. The Palestinian president called

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare UN speech

:: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will call for an alternative to US-mediated negotiations with Israel during a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, Palestinian officials said Monday. Addressing the council Tuesday for the first time since 2009, the

West Bank settlers grew twice the rate of Israel’s overall population last year

:: The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel’s overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth would surge even more in the coming years thanks

Israeli military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

:: The Israeli military trial of a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two soldiers in the occupied West Bank began Tuesday behind closed doors. The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom,

Israel accuses Turkey of aiding Hamas

:: Israel on Monday accused Turkey of helping the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to gain in military strength, following its arrest and deportation of a Turkish citizen. The Shin Bet intelligence agency said the movement’s “economic and military activity in

Palestinian leader Abbas tells Putin he wants US peace role diluted

:: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday he could no longer accept the role of the United States as a mediator in talks with Israel because of Washington’s behavior, the Interfax news agency reported. “We

Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

:: US President Donald Trump said in an interview published on Sunday that he was “not necessarily sure” Israel was seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Trump has previously denounced the Palestinians for what he sees as

Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

Ahed Tamimi

:: Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court on Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — an act Palestinians say embodies their David vs. Goliath struggle against a brutal military

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

:: Israeli forces shot dead at least one Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday that led to confrontations with local residents, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military could not immediately confirm the death but

Palestinian prime suspect in rabbi’s murder shot dead

:: A Palestinian man wanted over the murder last month of a rabbi near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank has been killed, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Tuesday. Ahmad Jarrar was killed in the northern West Bank

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army during West Bank raid

:: A Palestinian man was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli army on Saturday during a raid in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said. The man was shot in the head after fighting broke out during

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fired

:: Israeli forces struck a Hamas position in Gaza early Friday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave. “An aircraft targeted a Hamas observation post in the Gaza Strip,” an army statement said. The raid hit near Beit

Palestinian leader Abbas to address UN Security Council

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 during the body’s monthly meeting on the Middle East amid tensions over the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Since President Donald

Nikki Haley: UN list of firms linked to Israeli settlements a ‘waste of time’

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday slammed a UN report on 206 companies with ties to Israeli settlements as “a waste of time and resources” that showed an “anti-Israeli obsession.” The office of the UN high commissioner for human

Israel sends Palestinian girl from West Bank to Gaza

:: A Palestinian teenager from the West Bank arrested by Israel was sent to the Gaza Strip despite never having been there in her life, an NGO said Wednesday. Israeli rights group HaMoked said the 14-year-old girl, named only as

Abbas urges EU countries to ‘swiftly’ recognize state of Palestine

:: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Monday urged EU member states to “swiftly” grant official recognition to the state of Palestine as he arrived to meet foreign ministers from the bloc in Brussels. “We truly consider the European Union as

Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli forces in West Bank

:: A Palestinian was killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the north of the occupied West Bank late Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry announced. Israeli forces entered the Palestinian city of Jenin late Wednesday, eyewitnesses said, with violent clashes

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