Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »

 

Tag Archives: PALESTINE

Israel approves Hebron settlement plans for first time since 2002

:: Israeli authorities on Monday approved permits for 31 settler homes in Hebron in the occupied West Bank, the first such approvals for the flashpoint city since 2002, the Peace Now NGO said. An Israeli committee approved construction permits for

US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

:: US officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. UNESCO head said it has had official notification

US to follow up on Gaza situation following Hamas, Fatah reconciliation

:: The US Department of State said it will closely follow up on the humanitarian situation in Gaza after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday. A US Department of State spokesperson welcomed the Palestinian

Hamas, Fatah agree to complete Gaza handover by December 1

:: Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. The

Abbas to visit Gaza within a month for Palestinian unity bid

:: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will visit Gaza for the first time in a decade within a month, a top official in his Fatah party said on Thursday, after reconciliation talks with rivals Hamas. Abbas “will be in Gaza within

Israel to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes: Official

:: Israel is to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as part of a push to greatly boost settlement growth, an Israeli official said Tuesday. The approvals are to include units in the flashpoint

85 words that destroyed the Palestinian dream

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Some promises are made and kept, others disavowed. The Balfour Declaration, a promise made 100 years ago by the British Foreign Secretary to Jewish leaders in Britain, was honored only in part. A state for

Fatah, Hamas to discuss security in Gaza under unity deal

:: Negotiators from rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas will discuss security in the Gaza Strip at unity talks in Cairo on Tuesday, including a proposal that would see Fatah security personnel deployed to Hamas-dominated territory. The plan for 3,000

Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fire

:: The Israeli military said on Sunday it destroyed an outpost belonging to the Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Gaza militants fired a rocket toward Israel. The rocket set off air raid sirens in southern Israel but

Palestinian reconciliation a leap toward ending region’s chaos

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: In a step toward reconciliation, Gaza’s leadership welcomes the Palestinian Authority as it bids to end the dispute, release the detainees and take over the local administration. This is an important political and humanitarian deal

Palestinian rivals declare three stages to end decade-long split

:: Palestinian Authority Spokesperson Yousef al-Mahmoud has said that the agreement to end division between rivals Hamas and Fatah will be accomplished in three stages; the formation of committees to begin work on solving the problems of the crossings, electricity,

Egyptian officials in Gaza ahead of Palestinian unity talks

:: Egyptian delegates arrived in Gaza Sunday on the eve of a fresh attempt at reconciliation between the strip’s Hamas rulers and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement, an official said. West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah is to

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine over Israeli objections

:: Interpol voted on Wednesday to admit the State of Palestine as a member over Israeli objections at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Beijing. Dealt a diplomatic blow, Israel said Interpol, which is dedicated to fostering cross-border cooperation

State of Palestine membership in Interpol approved, in move opposed by Israel

:: Palestine joined Interpol as a member state on Wednesday, a move opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organization’s general assembly in Beijing, Interpol said on Twitter. “The State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands are

Israel cuts jail term of soldier who killed injured Palestinian ‘assailant’

:: Israel’s military on Wednesday reduced by four months the 18-month jail term of an ex-soldier who killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant, saying his service record warranted clemency though he showed no remorse in the case. In March 2015, infantry

Abbas, Netanyahu and the annual UN dialogue of the deaf

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: For various and rather different reasons, the annual addresses to the UN General Assembly by the Israeli and Palestinian leaders have become torture to listen to. The hall is usually full of delegates from around

Condemnation not enough for Israeli violations against Palestinians, says Saudi envoy

:: Saudi Arabia on Monday called on countries around the world to not just denounce Israel’s crimes and violations it commits in the occupied Palestinian territories but to exert more pressure to obligate it to end the occupation. The Kingdom

Three Israelis killed in suspected gun attack on West Bank settlement

:: A Palestinian opened fire at Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Tuesday, killing three and wounding another before being shot dead, police said. “A terrorist who arrived at the rear gate of Har

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