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Yasser Arafat

Palestinians say Israel ‘only suspect’ in Arafat death

Palestinian investigators said on Friday that Israel is the “only suspect” in the death of former president Yasser Arafat, after laboratory tests suggested he died from polonium poisoning.

Friday, 8 November, 2013, 6:13pm

Arafat remains exhumed for evidence of poison

The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed on Tuesday by a team of international experts trying to discover if he was poisoned, as many Palestinians believe.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:29pm

Arafat’s remains said to be exhumed on Tuesday

The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian investigator said Saturday.

24 Nov 2012 - 8:51pm

Briefs, October 3, 2012

Gunmen kill 26 at Nigerian college

3 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

France opens inquiry into claims of Arafat poisoning

French prosecutors have opened a murder enquiry into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s 2004 death near Paris following claims he may have died of polonium poisoning, sources said on Tuesday.

The probe comes after Arafat’s family launched legal action in France last month following reports the veteran Palestinian leader may have died from radioactive polonium.

29 Aug 2012 - 12:00pm

World briefs, August 29, 2012

France starts probe into Arafat's death

29 Aug 2012 - 3:42am

Beaten and disgraced, Arafat's ex-bodyguard wins an apology

He was, for years, always there, poised alertly just behind Yasser Arafat's shoulder, the picture of a dedicated bodyguard prepared to take the bullet to spare the man he was protecting.

All national leaders have bodyguards, but Arafat's seemed to have no replacement, no life of his own beyond protecting the rais, the leader. Wherever Arafat went, there was he.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Enough is enough

The all-too-familiar cycle of tit-for-tat violence has started anew in the Middle East, but this time things must be different. Mediation, not military might, is the only way for peace to break out and Israel has no option but to take this step.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

Arafat betrayed his own people

In your editorial of May 3 headlined 'Talking peace' you refer to Yasser Arafat as a 'national hero'.

He is, in fact, one of the fathers of modern terrorism who the international community decided to treat as a statesman for purely strategic reasons.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

New leadership could help bring peace

I agree that Israel has a right to the land that it has acquired over the years. I also agree with the right of Israel to defend itself against suicide bombings that have killed many of its innocent civilians.

1 May 2002 - 12:00am