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September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas came to India earlier this week, the three MoUs inked between the two countries went by largely unnoticed. But the ... Read more...

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India committed to Palestinian cause: President


September 12th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India has always considered the conflict in West Asia to be political and to be resolved peacefully while consistently supporting the Palestinian cause, President ... Read more...

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India pledges $10 mn for Palestine


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Pitching for durable peace in the West Asia and Gulf region, India Tuesday said it will continue to work for full membership of the ... Read more...

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Palestinian president arrives Monday on state visit


September 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India Monday night on a state visit during which he will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure: Abbas


September 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 8 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly this month ... Read more...

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Palestine leader heads to India next week (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India will reinforce its commitment to the Palestinian cause and will sign three pacts during the visit ... Read more...

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India to host Palestinian leader next week


September 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India is set to roll out the red carpet for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week and reiterate ... Read more...

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Hamas PM reshuffles cabinet


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Spe 2 (IANS) Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Sunday reshuffled his cabinet, replacing seven ministers.The new reshuffle included the ministers of agriculture, housing, finance, health, Islamic endowment, ... Read more...

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Abbas not to hold bilateral talks with Iran


August 31st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Aug 30 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not hold bilateral talks with Iran during his stay in Tehran, a Palestinian official said Thursday.Abbas arrived in Iran Wednesday ... Read more...

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Hamas leader to attend NAM summit in Iran


August 25th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister of the Hamas authority in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh accepted Saturday an Iranian invitation to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, despite the protest by ... Read more...

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Arafat’s remains to be tested for Polonium poisoning


August 24th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The widow of Yasser Arafat has given her approval for a Swiss radiation laboratory to examine the body of the late Palestinian leader to see ... Read more...

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Israel calls for elections to replace Palestinian leader


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called on the Middle East Quartet to press for new elections in Palestine to remove incumbent Palestinian National ... Read more...

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Arab League to form panel to probe Arafat’s death


July 18th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 17 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) Tuesday decided to set up an independent committee to probe the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.Arafat died at a ... Read more...

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Yasser Arafat was poisoned, says doctor


July 13th, 2012 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 13 (IANS) Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died after consuming an unknown poison, a Jordanian doctor claimed Thursday.Arafat's medical reports suggest that he was poisoned by a toxic ... Read more...

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Yasser Afrafat’s body to be exhumed


July 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 4 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has agreed to exhume late president Yasser Arafat's body for examination at the request of some of his family members, a ... Read more...

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Bethlehem names street in Putin’s honour


June 27th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Amman (Jordan), June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was surprised when told that a street in Bethlehem was named in his honour.Mahmoud Abbas, head of the ... Read more...

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Saudi prince’s funeral services held in Mecca (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) Saudi crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who breathed his last Saturday following a prolonged illness, was Sunday buried after sunset prayers in the ... Read more...

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Palestinians not optimistic about peace with new Israeli government


May 9th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah/Gaza, May 8 (IANS) Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Islamic Hamas movement officials said Tuesday that they see no big hope in reviving the stalled peace talks with Israel after ... Read more...

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Palestinian reconciliation unlikely in 2012: Hamas official


March 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 31 (IANS) A Hamas official Saturday ruled out the possibility that the Palestinian reconciliation will take place this year, blaming mainly Israel and the US for blocking it.... Read more...

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Dozens of Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers


March 31st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza/Ramallah, March 30 (IANS) Palestinian demonstrators marking the 36-year-anniversary of Land Day on Friday in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip clashed with the Israeli security forces, leaving dozens ... Read more...

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Palestinians seek political, financial support from Baghdad Arab summit


March 26th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) The Palestinian leadership is looking forward to gain declarations of full Arab political and financial support for their cause in the Arab League annual summit due ... Read more...

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Israel raids Palestinian TV stations in Ramallah


March 1st, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
RAMALLAH, West Bank (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli soldiers raided two Palestinian television stations in the West Bank city of Ramallah on early Wednesday morning, Palestinian media reported. A large Israeli military force along ... 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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Abbas pledges to continue peace talks with Israel


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Palestinian authorities are ready to continue peace talks with Israel, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has said."We'll continue the dialogue and we'll continue the talks because ... Read more...

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Palestine city names street after Medvedev


January 21st, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A street in the Palestinian city of Jericho has been named after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said."Residents of Jericho decided to ... Read more...

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Israel should meet its obligations to revive peace: Abbas


December 31st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Dec 31 (IANS) Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that Israel should meet its obligations in order to restart the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace talks."Israel should halt settlement ... Read more...

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Bethlehem receives 1.5 mn tourists in 2011


December 25th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Bethlehem, Dec 25 (IANS) Bethlehem, the city where Jesus was born, has received around 1.5 million tourists so far this year, officials said.Thousands of tourists were still expected to arrive ... Read more...

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UNESCO raises Palestinian flag at Paris headquarters


December 14th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday raised the Palestinian flag for the first time as the UN agency marked ... Read more...

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Vatican to take legal action against Benetton advertisement


November 18th, 2011 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 18 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has said it will resort to legal action to stop clothing retailer Benetton's advertisement with a photographic montage of Pope Benedict XVI ... Read more...

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Palestinian rivals prepare for Cairo summit


November 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Nov 13 (IANS) Palestinian rivals are making intensive contacts to prepare for a meeting between their leaders, initially scheduled to take place in Egypt's Cairo later this month, Palestinian ... Read more...

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Palestinian membership bid report sent to UNSC


November 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 11 (IANS) The UN Security Council's admissions committee Friday forwarded to the 15-nation body its report on the Palestinian request for full UN membership, the council president ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership reflects global support: Iran


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 2 (IANS) Iran has commended the decision of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to grant the Palestinians a full membership while describing it as a ... Read more...

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Palestine becomes Unesco member; US upset


November 1st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) Palestine Monday became the 195th full-time member of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The White House has termed the admission "premature" and threatened ... Read more...

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India backs Palestine’s UN bid, says shouldn’t be conditional


October 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) India Tuesday voiced hope that the process to grant the Palestinian request for UN membership would be concluded expeditiously and stressed this should not ... Read more...

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India ready to play a role for Mideast peace


October 25th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) Stressing dialogue and negotiations rather than resorting to arms to address people's grievances, India has said it stands ready to play its role ... Read more...

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