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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel to free 26 Palestinians on Monday: source

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 08:03pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... release of the latest group of detainees comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for a fresh tour of the region on New Year’s Day to try to push talks forward. It will be his 10th trip ... an official said on Thursday. Media reports say the plans are for 1,400 settler homes. Kerry and the European Union earlier this month urged Netanyahu to delay plans to announce new settlement ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of US Secretary of State's visit

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:40am by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... announcement. The US and the European Union have harshly criticised settlement announcements during the current round of negotiations, with US Secretary of State John Kerry at one point questioning ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

    Book review: My Promised Land, by Ari Shavit

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:19pm by NYT

    ... must allow them to relate the stories of their childhood. These childhoods, as they were for most of the world's European Jews in the first half of the 20th century, tend to be harrowing. ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama ending Mideast trip with tour of Petra

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 08:30pm by Associated Press in Petra, Jordan

    ... and sunglasses, Obama began the walking tour at the entrance to the Siq, a narrow gorge winding between two, soaring cliffs into the heart of Petra. The pathway opens up onto the Treasury, then widens ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    John Kerry remains cautious on Iran nuclear deal

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... was expected to hold a trilateral meeting with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The top US diplomat arrived from Tel Aviv where he ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Saudi-US alliance on shaky ground over Obama's Mideast policies

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:00pm by Reuters

    ... Prince Bandar bin Sultan as telling European diplomats that the US had failed to act effectively against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was growing ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel’s Netanyahu to warn Obama: Iran’s sweet talk is just a ploy

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... lead to the development of new ties. US and European diplomats hailed a "very significant shift" in Iran's attitude and tone. But for Netanyahu, such sentiments are nothing short ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US issues travel alert over threat of al-Qaeda attacks

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... website. The alert expires on August 31. In Brussels, the European Union said it was also taking all needed precautions. "We are aware of the move by the US and we are in contact with our US counterparts," European Commission spokesman Alexandre Polack said. "Delegations of the EU in the affected region are liaising with US embassies." On Thursday, the department said that several ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Kerry ‘determined’ to announce resumed talks, say Palestinians

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 05:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

    ... when he meets a delegation from the Arab League. His visit comes amid Israeli anger over new European Union guidelines barring the 28-member bloc from funding projects in Jewish settlements. ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel to build hundreds of West Bank settler homes

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 02:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... enlarging the settlement tenfold,” she said. The Palestinians lambasted the move as a “serious challenge” and demanded a response from Washington, the European Union and the international community. ...




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