Clashes erupt in West Bank on Arafat anniversary

2015-11-11 21:54

Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank on the anniversary of the death of their leader, Yasser Arafat.

France closes Arafat death probe without charges

2015-09-02 20:54

French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered, have closed the case without bringing any charges.

Abbas accuses Israel of religious war

2014-11-11 18:52

The Palestinian president has accused Israel of igniting a "religious war" by allowing Jewish worshippers to visit a contested holy site in Jerusalem.

Series of blasts strike Fatah targets in Gaza

2014-11-07 11:45

A series of small explosions have targeted the homes and vehicles of officials from President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say.

Russian tests rule out poisoning in Arafat death

2013-12-26 12:23

Russian forensic experts studying the remains of Yasser Arafat say the Palestinian leader died a natural death, ruling out radiation poisoning.

Experts rule out Arafat poisoning

2013-12-03 20:38

French experts have ruled out a theory that Yasser Arafat was killed by poisoning, a source close to the investigation into the Palestinian leader's 2004 death said.

Investigator: Israel only suspect in Arafat death

2013-11-08 13:33

Israel is the only suspect in the death of Yasser Arafat, the chief investigator in the case has stated, after scientists said the leader was probably poisoned by polonium.

Widow: Arafat was murdered with polonium

2013-11-06 23:07

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha has said after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests.

Arafat exhumed over poison claims

2012-11-27 09:02

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

Arafat's grave blocked off for exhumation

2012-11-13 17:58

West Bank workers have blocked off Yasser Arafat' grave ahead of the planned exhumation of the Palestinian leader's remains.


France drops Arafat poising investigation

2015-09-03 09:52

French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor says.

French judges end enquiry into Arafat's 2004 death

2015-05-06 07:51

French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutor’s office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre says.

10 years after death, Arafat still an icon

2014-11-08 14:13

For decades, Yasser Arafat was the incarnation of the Palestinian fight for independence. Ten years after his death, he remains a national hero for a still stateless people.

First women join Palestine commando unit

2014-04-07 10:53

Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves have become trailblazers in a still largely male-dominated society, where they are set to become the first females in the Presidential Guards.

French report: No proof Arafat was poisoned

2013-12-04 10:06

French scientists looking into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have dismissed poisoning by radioactive polonium. The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab.

Arafat's death remembered amid poison rumours

2013-11-11 16:22

Palestinians are marking the ninth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, days after Swiss experts said he may have died of radioactive poisoning.

Israel says it did not poison Arafat

2013-11-07 18:39

Israel has stated that it did not poison Yasser Arafat, making the denial after the Palestinian leader's widow said Swiss tests had proven he died from polonium poisoning.

Palestinians to petition ICC over Arafat

2012-11-27 18:21

The Palestinian leadership is to petition the International Criminal Court in The Hague if it finds proof that the late Yasser Arafat was poisoned, says an official.

Arafat body to be exhumed for tests

2012-11-24 16:00

Palestinian officials say they will exhume the body of their leader Yasser Arafat to see if Israel poisoned him with a Russian-produced radioactive isotope.

Swiss team prepares to exhume Arafat

2012-11-05 20:00

A Swiss laboratory team has arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah to prepare for the exhumation of former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, Palestinian sources say.

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