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Russia to give $2 mn for Palestinian refugees


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will allocate $2 million to the UN agency in charge of providing aid to the Palestinian refugees in 2013, the Russian Foreign Ministry said ... Read more...

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Doha declaration of Palestinian reconciliation signed


February 7th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Feb 6 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and chief of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Hamas politbureau Khalid Mashaal signed here Monday the Doha Declaration of the Palestinian reconciliation.The Doha ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership welcomed in Russia


November 1st, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA)'s admission to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) is an important step for it to become a full ... Read more...

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Israel criticises Palestinian president’s UN speech


September 24th, 2011 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 24 (IANS) Israel Friday described Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' address to the UN General Assembly as a "speech of incitement", Xinhua reported.Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman made ... Read more...

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Palestinian group accuses Obama of u-turn


May 25th, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama's recent assertion that the UN will never vote for an independent Palestinian state represented a "complete turnabout" by the ... Read more...

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US to help Israel maintain military edge: Obama


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday vowed that the US will help maintain Israel's qualitative military edge and stop efforts to recognize an independent Palestinian state ... Read more...

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UAE hails Palestinian reconciliation deal


May 5th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 4 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian groups - Fatah and Hamas - and the consensus around the deal.The consensus ... Read more...

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Israel calls Palestinian deal a ‘fatal mistake’


April 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv (Israel), Apr. 29 (ANI): The long-awaited reconciliation deal between two Palestinian factions has been described by Israeli President Shimon Peres as a "fatal mistake" that will destroy any hopes of ... Read more...

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Russia and Jordan agrees on energy deal and support to Palestine


January 20th, 2011 - 4:37 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Russia and Jordan on Wednesday reached an agreement on energy cooperation and reiterated support to Palestine, RIA Novosti reported.Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with Jordanian King Abdullah ... Read more...

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Russia supports creation of independent Palestinian state, urges talks


January 19th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
JERICHO (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday reiterated his support towards the creation of an independent Palestinian state as he began his Middle East tour.During a press conference after ... Read more...

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President Abbas expresses hopes Palestinian state would be established by 2011


December 25th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who travelled to Bethlehem to greet Christmas revellers in the West Bank city, has said that he hopes a Palestinian state would be ... Read more...

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Israel to blame if talks fail: Abbas


August 30th, 2010 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Aug 30 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday warned Israel would foil peace talks to be resumed Sept 2 if it continued expansion of settlements in the West Bank and East ... Read more...

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Abbas sets conditions for direct talks with Israel


August 5th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 5 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he was ready for direct negotiations with Israel, provided key condition are met, including a total halt to settlement building in the West ... Read more...

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Jordan, Syria blast plan to demolish Jerusalem homes


June 25th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Amman, June 24 (DPA) Jordan's King Abdullah II concluded a brief visit to Syria Thursday, during which he joined Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in condemning an Israeli local planning committee's approval of ... Read more...

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Mideast negotiations difficult, not impossible: US envoy


April 24th, 2010 - 5:49 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, April 24 (DPA) US envoy for the Middle East Senator George Mitchell Friday said Palestinian-Israeli negotiations are facing many difficulties, but stressed that he is determined to continue efforts for peace. Mitchell's ... Read more...

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Clinton arrives in Riyadh for talks on Iran, Israel


February 15th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 15 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Riyadh Monday, where she will likely seek to shore up Saudi support for tougher sanctions on Iran and for ... Read more...

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Netanyahu praises Obama’s push for Mid-East peace talks


September 24th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.24 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday praised US President Barack Obama's UN address, which backed Israel's right to live securely, stressed its legitimacy as a "Jewish ... Read more...

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Israeli Defence Minister says US should halt N Korea’s nuke programme before Iran’s


September 21st, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Sep. 21 (ANI): Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has asked the US to work towards halting North Korea's nuclear weapons program before Iran's, as the move would have a big ... Read more...

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World powers urged to prevent Israel from derailing peace


September 20th, 2009 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 20 (DPA) Jordan's King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called on the world community to prevent Israel from "derailing peace efforts" by insisting on the continuation ... Read more...

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US still insists on freeze of Israeli settlements: Abbas


August 21st, 2009 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 21 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday the US administration of President Barack Obama was still adamant in its demand that Israel completely halts the building of settlements ... Read more...

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West Bank wall is tragic, Pope tells refugees


May 14th, 2009 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Aida refugee camp (West Bank), May 13 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI called Israel's West Bank security wall "tragic" Wednesday, as he paid a solidarity visit to a Palestinian refugee camp isolated by ... Read more...

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Jordan King accuses US of engaging in torture


April 25th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.25 (ANI): Jordan's King Abdullah II has said in an American TV interview that there is enough evidence available to suggest that the United States had engaged in torture, a ... Read more...

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Abbas calls on Israel to accept two-state solution


March 22nd, 2009 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Bethlehem, March 22 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday reiterated calls for Israel to accept a two-state solution, vowing not to resume negotiations with Israel without an explicit Israeli recognition of previously ... Read more...

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Gaza donor summit pledges billions, urges open crossings (Lead)


March 2nd, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sharm al-Sheikh (Egypt), March 2 (DPA) World leaders gathered for a donors conference in this Egyptian resort city Monday urged swift action to rebuild the battered Gaza Strip, and pledged billions of ... Read more...

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Jordan urges enhanced EU, US roles for Mideast peace


February 16th, 2009 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Feb 15 (DPA) King Abdullah II of Jordan Sunday urged the European Union (EU) and the US to work to reinvigorate peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.The monarch's calls, made ... Read more...

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‘Iran’s Islamic Revolution inspired Palestinians’


February 10th, 2009 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
Tabriz (Azarbaijan), Feb 10 (IANS) The Hamas movement fighting the Israeli security forces to establish an independent Palestinian state has said that Iran's Islamic Revolution inspired the group to continue its struggle. ... Read more...

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PLO elects Abbas as president of future Palestinian state


November 24th, 2008 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Nov 24 (DPA) Members of the central council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Sunday night elected Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the future state of ... Read more...

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NAM urges UN to resolve Palestinian tangle


July 30th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 30 (IANS) The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member countries Wednesday expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people and called for implementing UN resolutions to stop Israeli outrages in the occupied territories. ... Read more...

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Jordan slams Israeli decision to expand settlements in Jerusalem


June 2nd, 2008 - 4:27 am ICT by admin
DPA Amman, June 2 (DPA) The Jordanian government has rejected Israel's decision to build hundreds of new homes in East Jerusalem as contrary to international law and detrimental to peace efforts. "Jordan totally ... Read more...

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Jordan, France sign nuclear, political accords


May 31st, 2008 - 6:28 am ICT by admin
DPA Amman, May 31 (DPA) Jordan and France Friday signed two agreements for cooperation in the peaceful development of nuclear technology and political coordination on regional and international issues, according to an official ... Read more...

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Abbas sees greater Russian role in Mideast peace


April 18th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, April 18 (RIA Novosti) A Middle East peace conference slated here for June will strengthen Russia's role in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has said. Abbas, who ... Read more...

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Israel asked to halt constructions in Palestinian areas


March 28th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Geneva, March 28 (Xinhua) The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has passed a resolution demanding that Israel halt building settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. The resolution was passed Thursday at the 7th ... Read more...

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Terror killing Mideast peace hopes: Dick Cheney


March 23rd, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Ramallah, March 23 (Xinhua) Visiting US Vice-President Dick Cheney said Sunday that "terror and rockets" against Israel killed not only innocent civilians, but also hopes for a Palestinian state. The establishment of ... Read more...

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Palestine may declare statehood if talks fail


February 21st, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Ramallah, Feb 21 (Xinhua) The Palestinians can declare their statehood unilaterally if talks with Israel fail, a senior aide to President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday. "We can declare the independence unilaterally if ... Read more...

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