Kerry holds new Paris talks with Abbas

2014-02-20 19:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Paris for their second round of talks in two days.

Israel jittery amid Palestinian attacks

2013-12-26 15:46

A spate of violent Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in recent weeks is raising concerns in Israel that it may be on the verge of a new type of Palestinian uprising.

Uncle Faouzi

2013-07-17 11:32

Visit your favourite Uncle Faouzi and get a taste of the Middle East in Hatfield

Britain hosts Afghan-Pakistani talks

2013-02-04 09:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari are set to hold key talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on the Afghan peace process.

Palestinians throw slippers at UN chief

2012-02-02 20:17

Angry Palestinians in Gaza have thrown their slippers at a vehicle carrying the UN chief.

EU scrutinising Libya ceasefire offer

2011-03-18 17:27

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says members of the 27-nation bloc are "looking at the details" of Libya's ceasefire offer.

Rising up

2011-02-18 13:36

The Middle East and North Africa say no to dictatorship.

Mid East talks resume in Egypt

2010-09-14 09:09

US-brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinians are set to resume in Egypt as tensions over the issue of settlements threaten the success of the latest push for peace.

Gaza world cup for rubble trophy

2010-05-02 20:29

The Gaza Strip has kicked off its own World Cup, pitting 16 teams in a contest to win a trophy made out of twisted metal and rubble from last year's war with Israel.

Syria denies nuclear activity

2010-03-04 21:27

Syria has denied hiding nuclear activities from the world and said Israel was the source of suspicious uranium particles found at a Syrian desert complex.

Heat on Israeli hit squad

2010-02-17 14:33

Pressure is mounting on Israel's infamous hit squad, Mossad, after the assassination of a top Hamas militant.

Killed Hamas man was a smuggler

2010-01-31 21:17

A senior Hamas operative found dead in Dubai on January 20 was involved in smuggling weapons and funds to the Gaza Strip.

HRW: Hamas targeted civilians

2010-01-28 18:27

Human Rights Watch is disputing Hamas' claim that it did not target civilians during last year's war against Israel, saying there is strong evidence it did.

Israel: Gas masks to be issued

2010-01-06 22:13

Israel will next month begin distributing new gas masks to its 7.5 million citizens, the third time the country has done so.

Hamas prisoner swap unclear

2009-12-27 17:10

It is still not clear whether Israel will do a prisoner swap with Hamas that would see hundreds of Palestinians freed for a captured soldier.

Iran violates Iraq border

2009-12-26 20:22

Iran has been violating Iraq's borders since 2006 and last week did so again when Iranian troops took over an oil well in disputed territory.

Rabbis protest mosque attack

2009-12-13 21:06

A group of Israeli rabbis have gone to a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank to protest against its mosque being vandalised.

First Gaza H1N1 infections

2009-12-06 21:15

The first 5 H1N1 flu cases have been confirmed in Gaza, which has a shortage of vaccine.

Israel could swap 980 for one

2009-11-29 21:33

Israel could release 980 Palestinian prisoners in a deal to free captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Palestinians must unite - UN

2009-08-28 20:05

Palestinians must show a united front if the Middle East peace process is to move forward, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon says.

Bloody Gaza clashes condemned

2009-08-16 21:58

Palestinian human rights organisations have condemned bloody clashes between Hamas security forces and militants who seized control of a Gaza Strip mosque.

Peace the solution - Solana

2009-06-14 16:00

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has called on Israel to seek security through peace.

Obama, Sarkozy hold talks

2009-06-06 14:50

President Barack Obama and French President Nicholas Sarkozy have mutually called on Iran not to develop a nuclear weapons programme.


Kerry is reluctant star of Israeli settlers' spoof

2014-02-06 22:31

Trying humour over hectoring, Israeli ultra-nationalists have lampooned US Secretary of State John Kerry in a video campaign against his troubled quest for peace.

Kerry on return commute to Israel, West Bank

2013-12-10 13:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to head back to Israel this week just days after returning from the Jewish state, insisting he is working for a full, not an interim, Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Don't keep coronavirus cases quiet: WHO

2013-05-24 09:56

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries with possible cases of the SARS-like novel coronavirus that they must share information and not allow commercial labs to profit from the virus, which has killed 22 people worldwide.

Aid agencies warn of Gaza disaster

2012-11-19 21:45

A group of 38 aid agencies have urged the international community to take action to secure a ceasefire in Gaza to prevent "another widespread humanitarian disaster".

Israeli air strikes kill 12 in Gaza

2012-03-10 09:25

Twelve Palestinians, most of them fighters, were killed and at least 20 wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics say.

G8 pledges financial help for Arab states

2011-05-27 11:07

Group of Eight leaders have promised to support new Arab democracies, according to a statement they are to release following a meeting in the French town of Deauville.

Libya's revolt hits Tripoli

2011-02-21 18:18

Gaddafi's four-decade-old rule appears in increasing jeopardy as anti-government protests reached the capital for the first time, leaving dozens dead.

Hariri returns to crisis-hit Lebanon

2011-01-14 18:30

Lebanon's premier Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut, two days after Hezbollah forced the collapse of his government, says an official close to the leader.

Chavez: Israel is a threat

2010-06-27 08:59

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has described Israel as a genocidal state that has acted as an assassin for the United States, predicting the Middle East nation would one day be "put in its place."

Gaza war: Israel charges 2

2010-03-11 21:20

Israeli army prosecutors have charged two soldiers for using a young Palestinian boy to check for booby-traps during last year's fighting in Gaza.

Israeli PM approved hit - report

2010-02-21 14:34

A British newspaper has reported that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu met members of a Mossad hit squad before they went to Dubai to kill a Hamas commander.

Syria says Israel rejects peace

2010-02-11 21:26

Syria fired a new round in its war of words with Israel by saying the Jewish state did not want Middle East peace.

Hamas 'hit civilians by accident'

2010-01-28 19:41

The Islamist group Hamas says three Israeli civilians killed in rocket attacks by its members during Israel's Gaza offensive last year were hit by mistake.

Egypt defends Gaza barrier

2010-01-24 22:21

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has defended the underground barrier on the border with Gaza as a matter of national security and sovereignty.

US activists blocked in Cairo

2009-12-29 20:13

Egyptian security forces have prevented dozens of US activists from reaching the Gaza Strip by delaying them at the US Embassy in Cairo.

Hamas grip tighter a year on

2009-12-26 22:12

One year after Israel struck at the Gaza Strip, the Islamist Hamas group which rules the enclave remains defiant and in full control.

Israel kills six Palestinians

2009-12-26 18:32

Israeli soldiers have killed six Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the bloodiest violent outbreak in months.

Abbas says no deal yet

2009-12-09 22:32

Mahmud Abbas has said a prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas was still stuck on the question of which prisoners to exchange.

Gaza: 4 French docs see Shalit

2009-12-06 19:48

It is reported that French doctors have visited the Gaza Strip to examine an Israeli soldier ahead of a possible prisoner exchange.

Israel strikes Gaza

2009-10-04 09:12

Israeli warplanes carried out three air strikes in the Gaza Strip, without causing casualties, the army and Palestinian witnesses have said.

Obama welcomes settlement move

2009-08-18 20:19

US President Barack Obama has praised Israel for "movement in the right direction" on settlements.

ME peace 'unlikely' for now

2009-08-10 17:02

Israel's foreign minister says Middle East peace is unlikely in the coming years, due to the Palestinians' "radical and uncompromising positions" on a number of key issues.

Syria a key ME player - US

2009-06-13 18:21

US President Barack Obama's special Mideast envoy says Syria has a key role to play in forging peace in the region.

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