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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 13, 2014

      Remembering Arafat

      Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the ‘al-Aqsa...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Middle East: Walled in

      When she drinks her morning coffee on the veranda of her house in Bethlehem, Vera Baboun, the city’s mayor, can see new...

    1. September 1, 2014

      Palestinians to turn to UN amid frustration with peace process

      The Palestinians, frustrated in their pursuit of an independent state through negotiations with an Israeli government they...

    2. June 1, 2014

      Netanyahu calls on world to reject unity government

      Benjamin Netanyahu urged foreign governments not to recognise a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist...

    3. April 24, 2014

      Israel halts peace talks after Palestinian unity pact

      Israel formally declared an end to the peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday in response to Wednesday’s announcement...

    4. April 23, 2014

      PLO and Hamas sign unity pact as peace talks falter

      The Palestine Liberation Organisation, headed by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, signed a unity pact on...

    5. November 7, 2013

      Swiss team say findings ‘moderately support’ Arafat murder claims

      Swiss scientists who examined the remains of Yassir Arafat have said new evidence “moderately supports” the position that...

    6. November 6, 2013

      Arafat’s widow claims PLO leader was poisoned

      PARIS - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on...

    7. August 26, 2013

      Palestinians cancel peace talks round after clash

      Palestinian officials cancelled a round of peace talks with Israel due to take place in Jericho on Monday after Israeli...

    8. June 26, 2013

      Kerry resumes efforts to restart Mideast peace talks

      US secretary of state John Kerry said on Wednesday that any potential new opening for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could...

    9. April 14, 2013

      Palestinian prime minister resigns

      The Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, has resigned, ending weeks of speculation about his future, but he will stay...

    10. March 19, 2013

      Palestinian official criticises Obama visit

      A senior Palestinian official criticised Barack Obama’ s agenda during this week’s trip to Israel and the West Bank, saying...

    11. October 5, 2011

      Palestinian leaders lose faith in Blair

      Palestinian leaders are calling for Tony Blair, the former UK prime minister, to resign his post as the international...

    12. September 23, 2011

      Out of Arafat’s shadow

      Right in the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian workers are putting the finishing touches to a new...

    13. June 19, 2011

      Palestinians deserve Obama’s support in September

      There is new cause for hope among Palestinians. National reconciliation, following a recent agreement between Hamas and...

    14. May 3, 2011

      Palestinian factions prepare to sign deal

      Hamas and Fatah, the rival Palestinian factions, are set to sign formally an agreement on Wednesday that promises an end to...

    15. February 14, 2011

      Cabinet resigns in Palestinian reshuffle

      The Palestinian government announced its collective resignation on Monday, the latest in a series of steps taken by the West...

    16. February 12, 2011

      Palestinian leaders promise polls by September

      The Palestinian leadership on Saturday promised to hold long-delayed presidential and parliamentary elections by September,...

    17. January 25, 2011

      Leak underlines Palestinian incompetence

      A flood of leaked documents from al-Jazeera, detailing how much Palestinian leaders have been willing to give up in their...

    18. January 24, 2011

      Leaks will cripple Palestinian authority

      The nearly 1,700-document leak bombshell that cable television station al-Jazeera dropped on Sunday on an unsuspecting...

    19. December 9, 2010

      EU urged to act over Israel

      Just as President Barack Obama appears to be giving up on any medium-term prospect of an Israeli-Palestinian peace...

    20. October 5, 2010

      Netanyahu ponders settlement deal

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, assembled seven of the government’s most senior ministers on Tuesday amid...

    21. October 3, 2010

      Middle East battle to keep talks alive

      George Mitchell, the US Middle East envoy, has said that both Israel and the Palestinians want to avoid a collapse of the...

    22. August 18, 2010

      Lebanon lifts labour restrictions on Palestinians

      Lebanon’s parliament has formally lifted restrictions on the labour rights of 400,000 Palestinian refugees living in the...

    23. June 12, 2010

      Small talk: Elias Khoury

      Elias Khoury is a Lebanese novelist, playwright and journalist. Born in Beirut in 1948, Khoury studied history and sociology...

    24. May 8, 2010

      Middle East peace negotiations agreed

      Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to a new round of peace talks, a move that follows months of intense US diplomacy...

    25. May 3, 2010

      Pressure from Obama revives Middle East peace process

      The troubled Middle East peace process is set to inch forward in coming days with Israelis and Palestinians responding to US...

    26. May 2, 2010

      Obama reawakens Middle East peace process

      The troubled Middle East peace process is set to inch forward in coming daysfollowing US pressure on both the Israelis and...

    27. April 26, 2010

      Beware of Small States

      Beware of Small States: States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East, by David Hirst, Faber £20, 496 pages, FT Bookshop...

    28. March 9, 2010

      Palestinians agree to indirect peace talks with Israel

      Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to begin a new round of peace talks yesterday, amid warnings that the US-led...

    29. March 8, 2010

      Palestinians and Israelis to hold new talks

      Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed on Monday to begin a new round of peace talks, amid warnings that the US-led...

    30. February 26, 2010

      Israel hurts its cause when it is seen as a rogue state

      There was a shocking murder, in 2008, of the Lebanese starlet, Suzanne Tamim. It was quickly solved. The culprit was caught...

    31. February 25, 2010

      Israel’s perceived lawlessness hurts its cause

      There was a shocking murder, in 2008, of the Lebanese starlet, Suzanne Tamim. It was quickly solved. The culprit was caught...

    32. November 6, 2009

      Pressure grows on Abbas to stay on

      Mahmoud Abbas was on Friday urged to revoke his decision not to run in the upcoming Palestinian presidential election, amid...

    33. May 20, 2009

      Pragmatism offers route for Palestinian refugees

      The tense meeting between Barack Obama, the US president, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, this week was a...

    34. January 6, 2009

      Timeline: flashpoints in Israeli security

      1982: Lebanon war Israeli troops enter Lebanon after the Palestine Liberation Organisation launches attacks on northern...

    35. November 5, 2008

      Brothers brew West Bank cheer

      Yasser Arafat was still in exile in Tunisia when an elderly gentleman and his son came to see him from Boston, armed with a...

    36. November 4, 2008

      Brewers cheer West Bank

      Yasser Arafat was still in exile in Tunisia when an elderly gentleman and his son came to see him from Boston, armed with a...

    37. October 31, 2008

      Campaign Diary

      * George W. Bush has been conspicuous by his absence on the campaign trail this year. But one left-leaning advocacy group...

    38. August 12, 2008

      Palestinian writer who gave stateless a voice

      The concept of a national poet with the power to define a country's collective spirit seems to belong to a different...

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