February 5, 2012
Palestinian frustration with their leaders has been growing in the wake of the failure to achieve reconciliation.
January 29, 2012
Jordan's King Abdullah II has received the leader of Hamas. It was the first visit by Khaled Mashaal in Jordan since his expulsion 13 years ago.
Syria's external links: As the Syrian 'lion' rages and the regime's clampdown on opposition forces scores an alarming death-toll, the media is ridden with questions addressing the peculiar deadlock or impasse in this Arab Spring country. Since international players often seem to 'help' to determine the fate of Arab regimes, it may be prudent to examine who exactly is set to profit from this regime's seeming inevitable demise, or else retention of power should the Arab League's (shaky) Peace Plan be implemented. Which countries of the region and transregionally are praying for Al Assad's removal, and which would far rather he hung around?
January 21, 2012
The exiled leader of the Palestinian movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, will not stand for another term, Hamas said on Saturday, setting the stage for a struggle for his succession.
January 18, 2012
An Israeli strike Wednesday killed two Palestinians near the fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, Hamas police officials said.
January 17, 2012
Recent talks between Israelis and Palestinians in Amman have so far failed to achieve concrete progress, King Abdullah II of Jordan, said about the low-level talks.
January 16, 2012
Britain slammed Israeli settlements in the West Bank on Monday as "deliberate vandalism" of efforts to establish a Palestinian state.
January 10, 2012
Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad told reporters yesterday (Sunday) evening that he hopes to reduce the Palestinian Authority’s budget deficit through increasing taxes and reducing spending.
January 4, 2012
Jordan's foreign minister said late Tuesday that the first meeting between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators in more than a year ended without any significant breakthroughs.
December 29, 2011
A reminder in brief of the tumultuous news schedule of the year passed. 2011 saw news churned out globally at such a rate that had viewers transfixed to their TV screens, computers and phones for constant updates. In no order of importance or calendar chronology, Al Bawaba offers you its very own review in montage of the year in two parts.
December 28, 2011
Israeli air strikes late Tuesday killed at least three Palestinians and injured 10
December 25, 2011
Christmas is observed in some Middle Eastern countries, by local peoples as well as by expatriates. How do these some 10 million Christian 'Arabs' living in the Middle East mark Christmas, with most living in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine? Christmas visits smaller Arab Christian populations in Jordan, Iraq, and even some of the Gulf states.
December 21, 2011
The London-based al Hayat newspaper reported on Wednesday that the relations between the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas" and the Syrian authorities have been severely strained
The Palestinian Authority is highly dependent on foreign aid for its operating expenses
December 14, 2011
Over 300,000 Hamas supporters marched in Gaza on Wednesday to mark the Palestinian resistance group's 24th anniversary.