Palestine

January 14, 2015

Assaf before going on stage at his Grand Park Hotel concert in Ramallah. (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT

We kicked off our new year with an exclusive interview with the world's favorite Arab Idol: Mohammed Assaf. Here, he talked to us about fame, rumors and 2015.

Mourners bury the body of Phillipe Braham at a cemetery in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, during the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week. (AFP/Ariel Schalit)
08:12 GMT

France led the list of countries from which Jews made aliyah to Israel in 2014, with almost 7,000 new French immigrants, more than double the 3,400 who came last year.

Palestinian employees of the former Hamas government shout slogans after breaking past the gate of the Palestinian unity government cabinet headquarters to demand back pay on Jan. 13. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
08:00 GMT

An employees' union official said former civil servants are carrying out sit-in protests inside the Palestinian cabinet's headquarters until their salaries are paid.

The crossing remained closed following the abduction of an Egyptian security officer by Sinai militants. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

Egypt continued to keep the Rafah crossing closed for Palestinians following the killing of a security officer this week.

January 13, 2015

The UK government launched an inquiry into the Muslim Brotherhood last year after concerns it was encouraging British nationals to fight in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
09:55 GMT

A UK charity was stripped of government funding for allegedly having links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas

PA President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a press conference in Turkey, January 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said nothing would "deter" him from submitting a fresh UN statehood bid.

January 12, 2015

Israeli soldiers argue with a Palestinian man while he attempts to enter his home in Hebron, June 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
14:23 GMT

A settler was arrested by Israeli police Monday on suspicion of shooting a 15-year-old Palestinian teenager in Hebron.

An Israeli soldier takes position during a security patrol in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

Sixteen Palestinians were arrested across the West Bank by Israeli forces in late night raids, according to security sources.

A photojournalist stands beside his car following a settler attack near the illegal West Bank settlement of Beit El, March 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

A Palestinian girl was injured by Israeli setters near Ramallah after the car she was traveling in was attacked with rocks, local sources said.

January 11, 2015

Abbas has strongly condemned the recent Paris terror attacks and will march in solidarity with the victims. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:00 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to take part in a rally in the French capital Sunday against terrorism and in solidarity with the victims of the recent Paris attacks, as well as to stress the peaceful nature of the Islamic faith.

Harsh winter weather exacerbates the difficult living conditions faced by the displaced Palestinians living in Gaza. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
07:04 GMT

A young man and two infants died Saturday from freezing temperatures in Gaza, raising the Palestinian death toll from winter storm Huda to four.

January 10, 2015

Hamas said that "differences of opinion and thought cannot justify murder." (Photo: AFP)
16:23 GMT

Hamas has condemned Wednesday's Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris in a statement it released today.

Gaza is in the midst of a cold snap that has killed two Palestinian babies. (Photo: AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Two Palestinian babies have died in Gaza because of the cold weather that has battered the region, AFP has reported.

January 9, 2015

Hamas has accused the PA government of neglecting the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hamas has accused the Palestinian Authority of neglecting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

January 8, 2015

US Senator Rand Paul demanded that congress "stop treating Israel's enemies as American allies" in his plea to cut funding to Palestine. (AFP/Win McNamee)
12:19 GMT

Republican Senator Rand Paul committed to cut aid money to the Palestinian Authority.