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RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have reached agreement on steps to bridge their years-long divide, including the formation of a unity government by month's end, mediators and officials with the two groups said Thursday in...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Thousands of Hamas activists Friday participated in mass rallies in several West Bank cities marking 25 years for the launch of the Islamist movement. It was the second day of public demonstrations, ending a five-year ban on...
Re "Exiled leader of Hamas sets foot in Gaza Strip," Dec. 8, and "The party's over for some in Gaza," Dec. 9 Hamas leader Khaled Meshall is quoted as saying: "This is just the beginning. Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah, Jerusalem and then Haifa...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Keeping hopes high and expectations low is a strategy Palestinians have used for decades to get through the ups and downs of their statehood campaign. Such sentiments were on full display here Thursday. As Palestinian Authority...
Op-ed contributor G. Jefferson Price III ("For Israel, it's different this time," Nov. 20) alleges that "Israeli leaders have consistently obstructed and resisted arrangements that would have brought a dignified peace to the region." As in 2000 and...
Tags: West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas, Israel, Fatah, Ehud Olmert
World NowThe deeply divided Syrian opposition said Sunday that its myriad factions had reached an initial agreement to form a new coalition -- the Syrian National Coalition -- to oversee a push to oust the government of President Bashar Assad....
World NowJERUSALEM -- Israel fired warning shots into Syria on Sunday after an apparently errant mortar shell struck an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights, the latest example of regional spillover from Syria’s civil unrest. The Syrian mortar caused...
World NowRenewed clashes between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip left at least four Palestinians dead Saturday and 30 others wounded, according to Palestinian officials....
Tribune Washington BureauWhen Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac. The three-nation trip was likely the last...
Tags: West Bank, Trips and Vacations, Mahmoud Abbas, Israel, Politics
World NowGAZA STRIP - A Hamas-run military court in Gaza Strip delivered life sentences to two men, Mahmoud Salfiti and Tamer Al-Husana, who were accused of the 2011 kidnapping and murder of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni....
World NowGaza will be drained of safe water to drink and perilously short on schools, homes and hospitals if serious action isn’t taken to help its booming young population, the United Nations said in a new report released Monday. The rising pressures...
World NowNine years after their daughter was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, the parents of American activist Rachel Corrie lost their legal bid to hold Israel responsible for her death and force authorities to reopen their...
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