Palestine

April 18, 2014

Amid tensions in Tripoli, Lebanese authorities have been clamping down on any suspected terrorist activity across the country (File/AFP)
10:52 GMT

The six Palestinians stand accused of the intent to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon.

Israel illegally imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 worsening the poverty and humanitarian crisis (File/AFP)
09:33 GMT

The new Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl said that Israel's blockade of Gaza “amounts to an illegal collective punishment.”

April 17, 2014

Human rights groups estimate that there are around 5,000 Palestinians in Israel's jails (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
20:11 GMT

Protesters across the occupied West bank and Gaza Strip took to the streets on Thursday to demonstrate against Israel's human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Altercations at al Aqsa mosque have heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Baruch Mizrahi, Israel's police chief was killed in al Khalil.

Cody & Gigi got intimate and sexy in the singer's music vid. (Image: Facebook)
10:07 GMT

You can now finally watch Palestinian swimwear model Gigi Hadid in action with her BF singer Cody Simpson in his latest music video "Surfboard."

Both Israeli and Palestinian negotiation teams will meet with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk (File Archive/AFP)
09:39 GMT

Israeli-Palestinian talks are scheduled to resume Thursday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk.

April 16, 2014

A meeting scheduled between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators on Wednesday evening has been postponed. (AFP/File)
13:54 GMT

After Israel accuses PA of encouraging Monday's shooting, PA endowments minister tells Israeli reporters that he is "pained" by murder of police officer; PA says meeting delayed to allow for Indyk's arrival.

The cause of the blast is unclear. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT

Three Palestinians were injured and five were wounded on Wednesday after an explosion went off in the Gaza Strip, a medical official reported.

The director of Al Aqsa Mosque told reporters that approximately 1,000 Israeli officers stormed the compound Wednesday (File Archive/AFP)
09:49 GMT

Clashes between worshippers and Israeli forces on Wednesday morning have left dozens injured at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Netanyahu should order Israeli negotiators not to meet with their Palestinian counterparts until Palestine apologizes. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT

Following the death of an Israeli man in Hebron earlier this week, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Prime Minister Netanyahu should cancel the peace talks until the Palestinians condemn the killing.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas submitted applications this month for Palestine to join 15 UN bodies and treaties in response to Israel's failure to release the fourth and final group of Palestinian prisoners (File Archive/AFP)
06:55 GMT

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in process to extend the crumbling peace process beyond the April 29 deadline, according to U.S. officials.

April 15, 2014

The IDF fired tear gas at Palestinians in Aida refugee camp (File/AFP)
16:30 GMT

A 44-year-old woman died in Beit Jala Public Hospital after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli army.

Jameel prizewinner and Turkish fashion label Dice Kayek (by sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege) evoked Istanbul’s rich architecture with lamé brocade Caftan (recalling luxurious Ottoman robes); Hagia Sophia (a beaded and embroidered satin coat inspired by Byzantine mosaics); and Dome 2 (a sheer cotton blouse folded like the ribs of Istanbul’s roofs).
11:44 GMT

An Arab art competition sponsored by architect Zaha Hadid is exhibited in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Israeli forces have erected checkpoints near Hebron in response to the death of an Israeli in Hebron Monday. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Israeli soldiers have blocked main roads and erected military checkpoints in two villages near Hebron.