ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST

Kuwait arrests ex-lawmaker over Iran tweet

2015-05-02 07:30

Kuwait has arrested a former opposition lawmaker for alleging Iran was pressuring the oil-rich emirate to change the crown prince, the government and relatives say.

US to reassess policy on Israel, Mideast diplomacy

2015-03-20 08:36

President Barack Obama has told Benjamin Netanyahu that Washington would "reassess" its options on US-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy, a White House official says.

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

2014-11-18 10:44

Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.

Palestinians want urgent session on Israeli settlements

2014-10-28 15:57

Palestinian officials say they would push for an “urgent session” of the UN Security Council, a bid to stop an Israeli plan to build 1 000 new flats in East Jerusalem.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24h truce' - PLO

2014-07-29 16:28

The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official says.

Tutu: Gaza a human rights issue

2014-07-18 17:00

The escalated conflict between Israel and Palestine is the result of a void in global leadership, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Israel hopes to cause long-term damage to Hamas

2014-07-14 14:06

Israel is hoping to cause long-term damage to Hamas' military infrastructure before agreeing to ceasefire talks as the deadly confrontation entered its seventh day.

Israel: We want to inflict so much pain on Hamas

2014-07-14 11:37

Israeli military says its goal is to inflict so much pain on Hamas so that it will be deterred from attacking Israel again.

Israel keeps up air strikes on Gaza Strip

2014-07-14 07:56

Israel has kept up air strikes and artillery fire on Gaza Strip despite diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed, as its offensive enters the seventh day.

Israel to resist truce efforts as Gaza toll tops 100

2014-07-12 07:31

Israel says it will resist international pressure to stop its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives.

 

Israel's Rivlin gives Netanyahu extra 14 days to form govt

2015-04-20 16:15

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an extension of 14 days to form a new government.

KZN Jews appalled by university SRC

2015-02-12 19:48

Calls by the Durban University of Technology's (DUT) SRC for Jewish students who do not support the Palestinian cause to deregister are appalling, the KZN Council of Jewry says.

West Bank mosque torched in 'revenge attack'

2014-11-12 15:43

Suspected extremists torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack, as the Palestinian leader and the US top diplomat were to meet Jordan's King Abdullah over the spiralling violence.

Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

2014-07-30 22:34

Even as the Gaza war rages and cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, a few endgame scenarios can be glimpsed.

UN Security Council holds urgent talks on Gaza

2014-07-21 15:39

The UN Security Council opened urgent talks on the escalating violence in Gaza, stepping up ceasefire efforts after more than 100 Palestinians died in a single day.

EU pressing for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

2014-07-14 15:47

The European Union says it was in touch with 'parties in the region' to press for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Israel shoots down Gaza drone

2014-07-14 12:52

Israel says it has shot down a drone from Gaza, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted.

Palestinian shot dead in West Bank clashes

2014-07-14 10:14

A Palestinian has been killed by the Israeli army in a clash near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, his family says.

Gaza violence: Blair arrives in Cairo for talks

2014-07-12 14:10

Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair has arrived in Cairo for talks on ending the violence in Gaza, where Israeli air raids have killed more than 125 Palestinians this week, officials say.

UN rights boss doubts legality of Israeli offensive

2014-07-11 15:48

The UN human rights chief has voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians.

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