Palestine

November 30, 2014

Russian President Valdimir Putin urged continued support for independent Palestinian state. (AFP/file)
14:49 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued support for Palestinians' legitimate right to establish an independent state.

Hamas and Fatah at signing of historic reconciliation April 2014 (Said Khatib/AFP)
14:36 GMT

The national consensus government declared by Hamas and Fatah this summer has finished its interim term, the Hamas movement said Sunday.

Al-Aqsa has been hit by fierce clashes between Israelis and Palestinians since right-wing Jewish activists riled tensions with a campaign to gain praying privileges at the holy site. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

A group of about 50 right-wing Jewish activist entered an already-tense Al-Aqsa Sunday.

Hundreds of Israelis stand outside Benjamin Netanyahu's residency in Jerusalem to protest against the Jewish state bill, November 29, 2014. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
11:29 GMT

Thousands of Israelis took to the street of Jerusalem to protest against a proposed Jewish state bill, which human rights groups have strongly condemned.

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop cooperating with Israel if negotiations didn't continue. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Arab League officials Saturday supported the Palestinian Authority's bid to seek statehood at the UN following a meeting in Cairo.

Flooding has caused the closure of 63 schools across Gaza City and 43 schools across the northern Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes after heavy flooding hit the Gaza Strip earlier this week.

November 28, 2014

Jordanians marched through the streets of downtown Amman Friday after midday prayers. (AFP/FIle)
20:11 GMT

Jordanians joined a rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman Friday to condemn a recently announced Israeli plan to enshrine into law the country as the national Jewish homeland.

November 27, 2014

An Israeli army spokeswoman said shots were fired at an Israeli army vehicle during a "routine patrol," damaging the vehicle but causing no injuries. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

Israeli forces fired a tank shell at eastern Gaza on Thursday after shots hit an army vehicle patrolling the border area, Israel's army said.

May I have your autograph please? Mohammed Assaf's no1 album drew in thousands of fans, who lined up to have their copies signed by the idol himself on his album-signing tour in Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE.
12:57 GMT

With musical giftedness, magnetic charm, and a heart-melting story that makes grown men cry, the world still has Assaf mania a year after he came into public eye and adoration.

Palestinian widow Nadia Abu Jamal holds her son in her East Jerusalem home, which Israeli authorities ordered to be destroyed, November 26, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
10:41 GMT

Israeli authorities revoked residency rights of the Jerusalem synagogue attacker's widow, drawing widespread condemnation from human rights groups.

The hot teenage couple are back together and they attend Miley Cyrus's birthday party to prove it! (Image: DM)
07:28 GMT

Palestinian teen model Gigi Hadid confirms she's rekindled her love for Cody Simpson after two public sightings.

The announcement of the apparently pending end of the mandate was made by Hamas leader Abu Marzouq in a letter sent to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Qais Abu Laila. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday said that the mandate of the Palestinian government of national unity between the PLO and Hamas will expire on Dec. 2.

November 26, 2014

will stop importing Israeli fruit to Gaza after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank. (AFP/File)
20:16 GMT

The Gaza Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that it will stop importing Israeli fruit to the besieged enclave after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Islamic State vowed that its flag will fly over Jerusalem, as well as over Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. (AFO/File)
19:25 GMT

Terror group says it will expand its rule over Islam's holy places in Saudi Arabia, as well as Jerusalem and Rome.

 Federica Mogherini speaks during a debate on recognition of Palestine statehood at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
19:03 GMT

EU foreign affairs chief says stalled talks demand a 'sense of urgency,' as the bloc readies to vote on recognizing 'Palestine.'