| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:41 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new government Thursday headed by a British-educated academic with no political experience.
New Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who has served since 1998 as president of An Najah...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – For the first time since the start of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has publicly declared that the negotiations have not yet produced any results.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners early Tuesday, the third of four groups it promised to free as part of peace talks restarted during the summer.
Most of the prisoners were from Palestinian Authority President...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:54 PM
JERUSALEM -- The death of former Israeli prime minister and military leader Ariel Sharon was met with emotional responses Saturday in Israel and the Palestinian territories; in some quarters eliciting cries of sorrow, in others, tears of joy.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:49 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior Palestinian Authority official said Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry has slowed peace talks by emphasizing Israeli concerns and security issues in the Jordan Valley of the West Bank.
The United States...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:59 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Marking the ninth anniversary of the death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Palestinians in the West Bank held rallies on Monday and accused Israel of assassinating Arafat and calling for an international inquiry...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:40 AM
CAIRO — A court on Monday extended the detention of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi for 30 days while prosecutors investigate charges stemming from a 2011 prison break by the Islamist leader and other members of his Muslim...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims.
But Israeli Prime Minister...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Tuesday's deadline came and went without a "framework" for an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, let alone the "final status" deal that Secretary of State John F. Kerry originally hoped to deliver this week. The breakdown in the negotiations...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:34 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said.
According to an army statement, seven...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
JERUSALEM -- With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations still deadlocked a week before their current round expires, negotiating teams met Tuesday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk in Jerusalem to discuss extending the troubled talks.
Nine months of meetings...