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(From L-R) Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub, Chairman of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine Tokyo Sexwale and Israel's Football Association president Ofer Eini, shake hands at the end of a press conference in the West Bank city of Jericho. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX
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September 27, 2016 - 16:07 GMT
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused world football body FIFA of allowing FIFA-sanctioned matches to be played on occupied land in the West Bank in violation...
The Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Tensions continue to mount in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp after a grenade attack on the home of a Palestinian National Security Force member.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 09:50 GMT
The unspoken, but unmistakable rule about UN secretary-generals is that they must come across as affable enough so as not to be the cause of international controversies, but also flexible enough to accommodate the US' disproportionate influence over the United Nations, particularly the Security Council.
Gigi has been dazzling on the Bottega Veneta catwalk for Milan Fashion Week. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
September 27, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Gigi talks about her high school days, from schoolgirl dreams to senior pranks.
In recent months, Israel has detained scores of Palestinians, including journalists, for social media activity, alleging that a wave of unrest that swept the occupied Palestinian territory last October was encouraged largely by
September 27, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in a statement that 24 Palestinian journalists were currently held in Israeli prisons.
A masked Palestinian hurls rocks towards Israeli soldiers during clashes following the funeral of Mohammed Fares al-Jaabari on Oct. 10, 2015, in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
September 26, 2016 - 14:28 GMT
A fresh wave of violence has Israel in its grasp once again, almost exactly one year after similar attacks sparked fears of a third Intifada. Once again, it's dredging up questions of how to handle the violence and what this means for Israel's future.
The rights body warned that the practice by FIFA countered the human rights obligations, which it has pledged to uphold
September 26, 2016 - 12:08 GMT
Human Rights Watch says the world's football governing body, FIFA, has been sponsoring football matches played on “stolen” land in the occupied West Bank.
Hamas supporters wave flags during a rally in Gaza. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Khalid Mashaal also hinted he would not stand for reelection in Hamas' internal elections next year.
Palestinian prisoner Yasser Thiyab Hamduna died of a stroke on Sunday in an Israeli prison. (AFP/File)
September 25, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Yasser Thiyab Hamduna died of a stroke in an Israeli prison, and was previously severely beaten by prison guards.
While exiting the Max Mara show at Milan Fashion Week, American fashion model, Gigi was lifted into the air by a bearded man in a wide-brimmed hat and reflective sunglasses. (YouTube)
September 25, 2016 - 08:08 GMT
While exiting the Max Mara show at Milan Fashion Week, American fashion model, Gigi was lifted into the air by a bearded man in a wide-brimmed hat and reflective sunglasses.
“Sand Storm” will be released in the United States on Wednesday, starting at New York City’s Film Forum.(Sundance)
September 25, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
In a historic first, Israel has selected a film entirely in Arabic to represent the country at the Academy Awards.
A Palestinian girl stands outside an Israeli jail. (AFP/File)
September 25, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Some of the minors were held under administrative detention or had to pay a large fine to be released.
Palestinians hold banners in support of borther Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul, and Malik al-Qadi, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on 21 September. (AFP/File)
September 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Al-Qadi ended his hunger strike on Wednesday, along with fellow prisoners Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul, after an agreement with the Israeli prisons services not to renew their administrative detentions.
Palestinian students in checkered keffiyehs holding axes. (photo: AFP)
September 23, 2016 - 15:28 GMT
The "knife intifada" was thought to be over. Turns out, it isn't.
Last year the Rafah crossing was closed for 344 days, but in 2016 it has been open more regularly, though still severely restricted. (AFP/File)
September 23, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Egypt opened the crossing on Sunday to allow pilgrims to return home after Eid al-Adha.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP photo)
September 23, 2016 - 12:28 GMT
"Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of Palestine to another people."