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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas sits with the Egyptian premier Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, July 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Israeli and Hamas officials are due to resume indirect talks in Cairo next week following an invitation from Egypt to restart negotiations.

October 20, 2014

A Palestinian flag flies above Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood. (AFP file photo)
10:47 GMT

Shortly after news of the controversial move was announced, President Reuven Rivlin criticized the development as surreptitious and potentially unsanctioned.

Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the IS and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”

Two Palestinian girls were hit by a car of Jewish settler in West Bank, leaving one of them dead.
07:25 GMT

A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma'an.

October 19, 2014

The company, which saw annual revenues of over $4.5 billion in 2013, employs 130,000 people and conducts operations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North Americ
23:08 GMT

CCC, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East, was founded by Khoury in 1952 along with his cousin Hasib Sabbagh and Kamel Abdul-Rahman.

Israeli soldiers pose for a photo in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Oct. 19. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Abbas' statement follows a recent spate of clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli police.

Malala Yousafzai, the world’s most recognized schoolgirl, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (shared with an Indian activist who battled child labor). The survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, Malala advocates for education. She is the second Pakistani to be awarded the prize, and - at 17-years-old - the youngest.
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Take that Maher! Malala's Nobel Peace Prize helps to prove how wrong Bill Maher's comments about Islam were. Here are more Muslim Nobel Laureates that prove him wrong!

Children wave the Palestinian flag. Support is growing around the world for Palestinian state recognition following the recent 50-day conflict in the Gaza Strip (AFP/File Archive).
07:01 GMT

The Spanish parliament will reportedly vote on recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state.

October 18, 2014

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police have taken place frequently in Al-Aqsa (File/AFP)
09:45 GMT

Israeli authorities continued to restrict entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque, prompting anger from Hamas chief, Khaled Meshaal.

October 17, 2014

Israeli soldiers take position prior to a night time raid in the West Bank (File/AFP)
10:18 GMT

Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian teen during a late night raid in a the West Bank village of Beit Laqiya.

The PLO are seeking to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council addressing Israeli occupation by the end of this month. (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Palestinian officials will ask the UN Security Council to pass a resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation from the 1967 lines.

October 16, 2014

Assaf's first ever album proved itself to be a huge success. (Image: Twitter)
14:23 GMT

Mohammed Assaf's first ever album claimed the number one spot in regional music charts within just hours of its release!

Up to 201 Palestinian minors are being held in Israeli jails as of August 2014, according to Defence For Children International (File/AFP)
10:59 GMT

Going to school in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron isn't easy for most Palestinian children. After video footage emerged of Israeli soldiers violently arresting minors, will the systematic abuse they face stop?

On Monday 13 Oct 2014, Britain’s parliament voted in favor of a non-binding motion recognizing the state of Palestine. Hailed by campaigners as a “historic moment”, this sounded more like a historic irony and throwback reference to the 1917 Balfour Declaration which sidelined any pro-Arab intent in a mirror pledge to the Jewish people.
10:57 GMT

Wait Britain sponsors Palestinian statehood? Not so fast! 10 reminders of things the British establishment has to feel guilty about re: Palestine.The story of how Britain bailed on the Arabs of Palestine in the past and left the UK damned if it did and damned if it didn't with regard to supporting the dual populations of historical Palestine.

Dounia's sudden hatred for Assaf remains unexplained... but it could be down to jealousy! (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:24 GMT

Dounia Batma messed with the wrong guy when she decided to b*tch about Palestinian Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf!