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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians win implicit UN recognition of sovereign state

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 08:49am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Palestinian resolution receives 138 votes for, 9 against The 193-nation UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the world body to issue its long overdue “birth certificate.” The UN victory for the Palestinians was a diplomatic ...

  2. News - World - GAZA

    Details of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinians

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters These are the broad parameters of the peace agreement struck by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators via indirect talks in Cairo. As part of the deal, both sides have agreed to address more complex issues dividing them- including the release of Palestinian prisoners and Gaza's demands for a sea port- through further indirect talks starting within a month. Immediate ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians celebrate as long-term ceasefire begins in Gaza

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:35am

    ... erupted in Gaza on Tuesday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. The agreement, effective since 4pm GMT, involves an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza that broke out on July 8 and has claimed the lives of 2,143 Palestinians and 69 on the Israeli side. The Palestinians said it was a “permanent” ...

  4. News - World - GAZA

    Gaza ceasefire deal reached with Israel, say Palestinians

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Gaza Egypt to announce deal soon, Palestinian group says but no confirmation from Israel that truce reached Palestinian officials said on Tuesday a Gaza ceasefire deal ... spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in Gaza. Watch: Palestinian president Abbas formally announces deal with Israel on Gaza truce A spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, one of the Gaza ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian family of five, including toddlers, killed in Israel's 'deadliest air strike'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:22pm by AFP

    ... nine Palestinians, five of them from the same family, as Egypt prepared to hold new truce talks. Eighty-six Palestinians and a four-year-old Israeli boy have been killed since Tuesday, when ... Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. "What interests us now is putting a stop to the bloodshed. As soon as a ceasefire goes ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Chief Palestinian delegate accuses Israelis of stalling in truce talks

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Gaza City and Cairo Palestinian delegate warns violence will erupt again in Gaza unless deal is struck Israelis accused of stalling in truce talks The chief Palestinian delegate ... on Twitter that the group "will never cede any" demands for a comprehensive deal. A senior Palestinian official in Gaza said sticking points to an agreement were Hamas' demands ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian couple don’t let warget in the way of a wedding

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Palestinian couple tie the knot in a refugee camp after Israeli bombs had destroyed their homes War in Gaza can't conquer love or stop a wedding War ... Israeli warplanes rained destruction on the tiny enclave, which is home to nearly 1.8 million Palestinians. With reconstruction set to take years- Israel has blockaded Gaza since 2006 ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians accept Egyptian plan for 72-hour truce in fighting with Israel

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... and the Palestinians to commit to a new ceasefire that would start at 9pm GMT and be in effect for 72 hours. A previous three-day pause expired on Friday and fighting in a month-old war resumed. Palestinian ... hit Israel by mid-afternoon without causing injuries or damage, and Israel struck 35 targets in Gaza, the military spokesman's office said. A Palestinian boy was shot dead in a clash ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Once off limits in Jewish/Palestinian conflict, mosques now military targets

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... control centres and launch sites for rockets. Palestinians say when Israel strikes a mosque, it mostly kills civilians and destroys their religious sanctuary. In the month-long war, Israeli air strikes have struck more religious targets than in Israel's two previous offensives against Hamas in 2009 and 2012, Palestinians say. According to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, 63 ...




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