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Israel suspends peace talks in response to Palestinian unity deal
Israel’s security cabinet has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to the unity deal between the PLO, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas.

24.04.2014 14:53

US govt must provide details to justify drone killing of American – judge
The US Department of Justice must turn over important details from a key memo which the government has used to justify targeted killings across the Middle East – including the drone strike that killed an American who joined Al-Qaeda, a US judge has ruled.

22.04.2014 00:23

Cases of deadly MERS virus spike in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Saturday and Sunday, meaning that 49 new cases have been registered in the span of only six days. Further cases were announced in the United Arab Emirates.

20.04.2014 15:51

Report indicates that US aligned regimes are preparing for war
Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details.

18.04.2014 11:46

Israel destroys aid projects in West Bank to make room for settlements
Israel has gone ahead and destroyed several EU-funded humanitarian projects in a settlement zone in the West Bank, despite diplomatic threats and repeated calls to desist, it has been revealed by EurActiv.

13.04.2014 07:47

Syrian govt no longer in danger of falling - Hezbollah leader
Hezbollah's leader said Sunday that the Syrian regime is no longer in danger of being toppled by rebels, adding that the world wants to see a diplomatic solution to the country's ongoing crisis.

07.04.2014 01:42

Netanyahu warns Palestinian peace will not come at 'any price'
As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meet with US officials to prevent the latest round of peace talks from collapsing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned negotiations would not continue “at any price.”

06.04.2014 03:19

Over 1,500 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces since 2000 – PA minister
More than 1,500 Palestinian children have died at the hands of Israeli forces since 2000, the Palestinian Authority's minister of social affairs, Kamal Sharafi, said Saturday, on Palestinian Children's Day.

06.04.2014 01:25

US operates global drone war from German base – ex-pilot
A testimony by a former US Air Force drone pilot has revealed that the US is using its Ramstein Air Base in Germany to wage highly controversial drone warfare in Africa, Yemen, and Pakistan.

06.04.2014 01:23

Kerry gives up on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the Obama administration will reassess its role in attempting to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine after the latest round of discussions proved to be all but fruitful.

04.04.2014 17:51

Abbas applies to 15 UN bodies in pursuit of further recognition for Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that the Palestinians are immediately applying for admittance to 15 UN agencies and conventions after Israel failed to release a fourth batch of prisoners in March.

02.04.2014 02:34

Arab summit rejects Israel as ‘Jewish state’
The Arab League has refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, backing Palestine’s stance on the issue. The demand by Israel threatened to destabilize US-Palestinian peace talks, according to Arab leaders.

26.03.2014 11:48

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