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Palestinians ask Israel to amend economic agreement


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 9 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has officially asked Israel Sunday to amend a 1994 agreement regulating economic relations between the two sides.The request to review the ... 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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Swiss lab agrees to test Arafat’s remains for polonium


September 4th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ramalllah, Sep 4 (IANS) A Swiss scientific lab has agreed to exhume the body of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for additional tests for possible polonium poisoning, a Palestinian official ... 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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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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Palestinian prisoner’s wife delivers baby via smuggled semen


August 13th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Aug 13 (IANS) A Palestinian prisoner's wife Monday delivered a baby conceived through artificial insemination after the father's semen was smuggled out from his Israeli prison.The baby was born ... 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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Putin to undertake Middle East tour


June 25th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will Monday start his tour of the Middle East, according to presidential aide Yury Ushakov.During his two-day visit to the region, ... 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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‘Press Israel to meet Palestinian prisoners’ demands’


May 8th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, May 8 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and the Islamic Hamas movement Tuesday called on the European Union (EU) to press Israel to meet the demands of the ... Read more...

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Palestinians jailed in Israel go on hunger strike


April 17th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, April 17 (IANS) Palestinians jailed in Israel began a hunger strike on Tuesday demanding an improvement of their detention conditions.Qadoura Fares of the Palestinian Prisoner's Club said about 1, ... 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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Hamas foiling Gaza power crisis solution: Palestinian PM


March 26th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Sunday accused Hamas of foiling an attempt to resume fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.Fayyad said in a statement that he ... Read more...

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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli army in West Bank


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Feb 11 (IANS) Two Palestinians were wounded as dozens clashed with Israeli soldiers Saturday in front of an Israeli prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, witnesses said.Israeli ... 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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Police arrest Israeli settlers after razing outpost


November 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 7 (IANS) Israeli settlers scuffled with police and soldiers on Monday after security forces razed an illegal West Bank outpost.Residents of Or Zion, north of Ramallah, protested the ... Read more...

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Israel freezes Unesco funding


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 3 (IANS) Israel would stop its $2 million in annual funding to the Unesco in the wake of a vote that admitted Palestine as a full member, Prime ... Read more...

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Russia urges Israel to halt settlement construction


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Foreign Ministry urged Israel Wednesday to refrain from more housing construction in the occupied West Bank pending a final agreement on the status ... Read more...

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Netanyahu calls for stepped up settlement construction


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for stepped up construction of 2,000 new homes for Israelis in the occupied Palestinian territories, the premier's ... 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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United Arab Emirates congratulates Palestine on UNESCO vote


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday congratulated the Palestinian people on being granted full membership to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO.UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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UAE welcomes Palestine’s Unesco membership


November 1st, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has welcomed Palestine's membership of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed ... Read more...

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Israel declines to accept Palestine’s Unesco membership


November 1st, 2011 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel has refused to accept Unesco's decision to grant full membership to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and threatened retaliatory measures. The Israeli Foreign Ministry ... 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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US halts $60 mn contribution to Unesco over Palestine


November 1st, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US government Monday halted its $60 million financial contribution to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) after the latter admitted Palestinian National Authority ... 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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Hamas, Fatah leaders to finalize reconciliation deal


October 13th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 12 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official announced that leaders of the Islamic Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party will meet in Cairo Wednesday to finalize ... Read more...

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Israel nod for Quartet peace plan, urges Palestinian acceptance


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 2 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior cabinet ministers Sunday signed off on a Middle East Quartet formula for a return to talks with the ... Read more...

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Hamas stresses resistance to liberate Palestine


September 17th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 17 (IANS) The Damascus-based Islamic Hamas movement said Saturday the Palestinian authority's decision to seek statehood at the United Nations was made unilaterally and resistance is the genuine ... Read more...

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Israel to spend $2.5 mn to back Dead Sea in global contest


May 9th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 9 (IANS) Israel plans to spend 8.5 million shekels (about $2.5 million) to advertise the Dead Sea - the world's saltiest body of water - at the international ... Read more...

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Palestine: Fatah, Hamas reach agreement on reconciliation


April 28th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 28 (IANS) Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas Wednesday signed a preliminary agreement on reconciliation during talks in Cairo, a step which paves the way for the formation ... Read more...

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Israeli planes attack Hamas sites in Gaza


February 26th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Feb 26 (IANS) Israeli aircraft attacked two military sites of the armed wing of the Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza Strip, wounding at least two persons, witnesses and security sources said ... Read more...

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Palestinian PM resigns for government reshuffle


February 14th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Feb 14 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned Monday to enable formation of a new government. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted Fayyad's resignation and tasked him ... Read more...

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Palestinian Authority calls elections before September


February 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Feb 13 (IANS) The Palestinian Authority has said it will hold long overdue presidential and legislative elections before September. The presidential and legislative elections were originally scheduled for 2010. But they ... Read more...

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