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March 17, 2014

Abbas visited Obama a few weeks after Netanyahu made the trip to Washington. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

President Obama met with President Abbas on Monday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have been unable to move forward with peace talks in recent months. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians marched in the West Bank to show their support for President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. Abbas is meeting with President Obama today in Washington.

Although a delivery of fuel was expected Sunday, the Gaza Strip may not have power until late Monday. (AFP/File)
06:58 GMT

Gazans will have to stay without power till at least Monday as the only power plant in the besieged enclave is still out of fuel.

March 16, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is tasked with reaching a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. (AFP/File)
11:54 GMT

Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan said Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry was pressuring the wrong side in the peace negotiations.

Al Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

A group of Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation were violently dispersed by Israeli forces Sunday. One Palestinian was wounded.

Gaza's only power plant was closed earlier this week due to fuel shortages (Mohamed Abed/AFP)
09:21 GMT

Gaza received its first delivery of fuel for its only power plant Sunday after depleted energy resources forced the plant to stop operations last week.

March 15, 2014

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon closed the Kerem Shalom crossing on Thursday. (AFP/File)
11:18 GMT

Gaza's single power plant shut down on Saturday because of lack of fuel.

March 14, 2014

A view of the Egyptian embassy located in Tripoli, Libya (photo courtesy:
14:04 GMT

A new spate of kidnappings takes place in Libya, with 70 Egyptians abducted

March 13, 2014

Hamas currently controls the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas demanded Israel end its military escalation after a series of bombings this week.

March 11, 2014

Israeli officials said the three men killed fired a mortar shell at IDF forces. (AFP/File)
11:06 GMT

Three Palestinian resistance fighters were killed by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday.

Mahmoud Abbas has gained support from his party after stating that he would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

The Palestinian Fatah movement has expressed support for acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas’ rejection of Israel’s demand to be recognized as a “Jewish state.”

March 10, 2014

The land in the Jordan Valley is often contested.  (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT

Israeli bulldozers began earmarking a large piece of land in the Jordan Valley that was previously used for military exercises. It is believed that Israel plans to build more housing settlements on this land.

Allenby border crossing is frequented by numerous Jordanian Palestinians. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

The man shot at the King Hussein Bridge Monday was a Jordanian Palestinian judge.

The recent tension between the two groups may signal the end to the reconciliation talks that both parties have recently been participating in. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

A Fatah official called Hamas "shameful" for its practices of raiding Fatah ceremonies and slammed its allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood.

March 9, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are working with President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate a peace deal. (AFP/File)
12:40 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the peace deal with Palestinians could take another year to complete. He also mentioned on Sunday that he is opposed to a settlement freeze in the West Bank.