Palestinian Arena

August 4, 2013

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat speaks to the press with Israel's chief negotiator and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni at the State Department in Washington DC on July 30, 2013. (AFP)
08:07 GMT

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat announced that the 104 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails released as a precursor to the peace talks will be released in four stages.

August 2, 2013

 Israel Arab protesters demonstrate against the Israeli government's Prawer Plan on August 1, 2013 near Arara, Israel.  (Photo by Oren Ziv/Getty Images)
09:42 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinian residents of Israel demonstrated against plans to resettle thousands of Bedouin residents in the Negev.

August 1, 2013

Saudi nurses and citizens walk outside the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, some 370 kilometres East of the capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
12:49 GMT

Three new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) recorded in Saudi Arabia, says Ministry of Health.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

High ranking EU official Catherine Ashton said Thursday that the EU will continue to support the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and believes peace is attainable.

July 31, 2013

President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting in Ramallah (AFP/File)
10:49 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that the US led peace talks with Israel will largely focus on the issues of security and borders.

Palestinian police fight protesters in Ramallah. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

The Palestinian Authority must look into claims that its police use unlawful force against protestors, according to Human Rights Watch.

July 30, 2013

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation has rejected the revival of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks that are currently occurring in Washington DC.

EREZ CROSSING-DECEMBER 31:Palestinian Arabs carry Palestinian flags during a protest on the Gaza-Israel border on Dec 31 2009. (Sutterstock/ChameleonsEye)
08:56 GMT

Hamas official Ahmad Youssef revealed to the press that his movement has been conducting meetings with Hezbollah and Iran to repair their relationship.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) shakes hands with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during talks in Sharm El-Sheikh, on September 14, 2010 (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The delegations from Palestine and Israel that are currently in the US for peace talks have agreed to continue the peace negotiations for at least nine months, US officials announced on Monday.

July 29, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on July 19, 2013 in Ramallah (AFP)
07:45 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have arrived in Washington DC to revive peace talks, which stalled in 2010.

July 28, 2013

Israel's move to release the prisoners may prove critical in the US hopes of resuming the peace talks. (Getty images)
09:50 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Saturday that Israel may approve the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners

July 26, 2013

A supporter builds a giant portrait of deposed president Mohammad Morsi on July 25 in Cairo. (AFP / Fayez Nureldine)
09:57 GMT

Egyptian state media reported that the deposed president is accused of killing prisoners and officers in 2011.

July 24, 2013

 A Palestinian worker stands at the entrance to smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border on July 19. AFP / MOHAMMED ABED
09:59 GMT

About 80 percent of the supply tunnels have been closed, and prices for staples in Gaza are soaring.

Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against Israeli government's plans to relocate Bedouins in the Negev desert (AFP/JACK GUEZ)
06:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia's U.N. delegation called on Tuesday for increased international pressure on Israel to seek genuine peace with the Palestinians and put an end to human rights violations

July 21, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives to deliver remarks at Queen Alia International Airport on July 19 (AFP/Mandel NGAN/POOL)
07:56 GMT

Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday