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May 22, 2014

The grant from the World Bank is the sixth in a series totaling $240 million. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The World Bank announced that it had approved a $40 million grant to the Palestinian Authority to support "strategic reform priorities" focused on public finances and improving the Palestinian business environment.

May 21, 2014

It is believed that Pope Francis will also visit Palestinian Authority chief, Mahmoud Abbas (File/AFP)
17:05 GMT

Pope Francis told 50,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that his three-day visit to the Middle East would be a "pilgrimage of prayer."

Palestinian refugees are an estimated 10% of Lebanon's population. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Eight human rights organizations have asked Lebanon to halt their deportation of Palestinian refugees who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco says a probe is needed as the two Palestinian teens were unarmed and posed zero threat to Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

The U.N. has called for a probe into the killing of two unarmed Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank.

May 20, 2014

Both boys were shot near Israel's Ofer prison beside Ramallah (Image: Electronic Intifada)
18:00 GMT

Security footage released by Defence for Children International has emerged of Israel's army shooting dead two innocent Palestinian teenagers as the walked unarmed in the street.

Tzipi Livni recently came under fire for meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni defended her decision to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

May 19, 2014

Palestine has two weeks left in which to announce a unity government. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

An adviser for the Gaza prime minister said the governments in the coastal enclave as well as the West Bank will offer their resignations once a unity government is agreed upon.

Mahmoud Abbas is expected to serve as the interim leader of the new unity government (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hamas told reporters Sunday that the new Palestinian "consensus government" will be finalized over the next few days.

May 18, 2014

The Israeli Defense Force frequently clashes with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israeli Defense Forces shot and wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas and Fatah hope to announce the unity government before the end of this month. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT

Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement on cabinet ministers for their new unity government.

Livni faced harsh criticism from Israeli politicians over her meeting with Abbas. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni recently met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said she was only representing herself and not Israel.

Arrests based on the political affiliation of Palestinians living in the West Bank are continuing despite progress made towards establishing a unity government. (AFP PHOTO/ THOMAS COEX)
06:41 GMT

Despite the signing of a recent national unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, arrests on the basis of political affiliation continue unabated in the West Bank.

May 17, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas met his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Thursday (File/AFP)
16:18 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed an oil deal to receive over 240,000 barrels of oil while on a trip to Venezuela.

Thousands attend the funeral of the two Palestinians shot dead during a Nakba rally (File/AFP)
10:06 GMT

Amnesty International condemned Israel on Thursday for killing two Palestinians during a peaceful Nakba Day protest.

May 16, 2014

Both Palestinians were shot during a peaceful rally on Thursday to commemorate 66 years of Israel's ethnic cleansing (File/AFP)
18:38 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank attended the funeral of a teenager and young man shot dead by Israeli forces during a peaceful Nakba rally the previous day.