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  1. April 6, 2014

    Israelis and Palestinians accuse each other of sabotaging talks

    The Israeli and Palestinian leaders accused each other on Sunday of acting unilaterally to sabotage peace talks, as a...

  2. April 3, 2014

    US plays the crooked lawyer in an Israeli-Palestinian drama

    Washington’s attempts to shepherd Israelis and Palestinians into a so-called framework deal – yet another road map towards...

  1. April 2, 2014

    Kerry battles to keep alive Israel-Palestine talks

    Israelis and Palestinians accused each other on Wednesday of bad faith and of breaking agreements as US secretary of state...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Middle East peace efforts hit hurdle

    The fate of the Middle East peace process was thrown into doubt on Tuesday evening after US secretary of state John Kerry...

  3. March 12, 2014

    David Cameron opposes boycotts in pro-Israel speech

    David Cameron said Britain opposed boycotts and would fight the “delegitimisation” of the Jewish state in a resoundingly...

  4. March 2, 2014

    John Kerry to set out ‘framework’ for future Middle East talks

    After spending the past six months shuttling around the Middle East in an effort to revive the peace process between Israel...

  5. February 28, 2014

    Palestinians weigh calls for successor to Mahmoud Abbas

    As US-sponsored peace talks with Israel proceed, Palestinians are broaching the sensitive topic of who will succeed Mahmoud...

  6. The World

    January 13, 2014

    A clever tactician who was too clever by half.

    Ariel Sharon (right), then Israel's prime minister, shakes hands with Palestinian prime minister Mahmud Abbas as US...

  7. January 5, 2014

    John Kerry offers support for Iraq but no US troops on the ground

    US secretary of state John Kerry on Sunday pledged Washington’s support – but no ground troops – to help Iraq reestablish...

  8. December 31, 2013

    Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

    RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 31 – Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, days before John Kerry, US secretary of...

  9. November 12, 2013

    Israel’s plan for new settler homes angers Palestinians

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to quit peace talks with Israel and the US government said it was “deeply...

  10. October 28, 2013

    Palestinians fire rockets at Israeli port

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at a southern Israeli port city on Monday and Israel’s Iron Dome...

  11. The World

    October 3, 2013

    Obama pivots away from Asia

    Barack Obama with Mahmoud Abbas at the UN (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Image) “Let there be no doubt: in the Asia-Pacific of the...

  12. August 13, 2013

    Palestinians celebrate prisoner releases ahead of peace talks

    Israel released 26 long-serving Palestinians overnight on Tuesday, a gesture aimed at promoting peace talks due to begin in...

  13. July 29, 2013

    Kerry faces scepticism over Israeli-Palestinian talks

    When John Kerry boarded his aeroplane in Jordan 10 days ago after announcing the resumption of talks between Israel and the...

  14. July 29, 2013

    Israeli and Palestinian envoys to meet

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are due to meet in Washington on Monday for preliminary talks aimed at reigniting a...

  15. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2013

    Week ahead, Jul 28 - Aug 2

    The week ahead in emerging markets: elections in Zimbabwe, Mali and Pakistan. Company results from P&G, Reckitt Benckiser...

  16. July 17, 2013

    Israel slams EU plans to cut funding for settlement companies

    Israel’s government hit back at the EU on Wednesday, urging European leaders to freeze new guidelines that prohibit funding...

  17. June 30, 2013

    John Kerry cites enough progress to promise to return to Israel

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, ended a shuttle diplomacy mission on Sunday without an agreement on resuming...

  18. 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...

  19. June 25, 2013

    Qatar shows how to manage a modern monarchy

    The Emir of Qatar’s decision to abdicate voluntarily in favour of his 33-year-old son may well be a first in Arab dynastic...

  20. June 20, 2013

    Palestinian PM resigns only two weeks after taking office

    Rami Hamdallah, the Palestinian prime minister, has submitted his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas, sources in the...

  21. June 2, 2013

    Hamdallah to be new Palestinian PM

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Rami Hamdallah, a British-educated academic, to serve as prime minister and...

  22. May 26, 2013

    Israeli and Palestinian business chiefs make joint call for peace

    On Sunday morning, the start of the Israeli working week, about 80 leading chief executives, entrepreneurs and business...

  23. May 26, 2013

    Kerry unveils Blair plan to invest $4bn in West Bank and Gaza

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, said he had asked Tony Blair to lead a plan to mobilise $4bn of investment in the West...

  24. 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...

  25. April 4, 2013

    West Bank funerals lead to unrest

    Throngs of Palestinians turned out for the funerals of a prisoner and two teenagers killed by Israeli army gunfire whom they...

  26. March 21, 2013

    Obama urges Israel to strike peace deal

    President Barack Obama gave an impassioned appeal for Israelis to support the peace process with the Palestinians on...

  27. March 20, 2013

    Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons

    President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday that any use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would be a “game-changer”...

  28. The World

    March 15, 2013

    Three questions on Obama's trip to Israel

    Employees in the town of Kfar Saba sew flags in preparation for the upcoming visit of Barack Obama (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty...

  29. February 6, 2013

    Israel and Palestinians top Kerry’s agenda

    Even before John Kerry started work at the state department on Monday, he made weekend calls to world leaders. First on his...

  30. February 5, 2013

    Obama planning first visit to Israel

    President Barack Obama plans to visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in the spring of this year in a sign that he may be...

  31. February 3, 2013

    Netanyahu starts coalition talks

    Benjamin Netanyahu has begun talks to form a broad “national unity” government of rightwing and centre parties and urged...

  32. December 11, 2012

    Israel raids Palestinian NGO offices

    RAMALLAH – Israeli soldiers raided the offices of three civil society organisations on Tuesday in the heart of Ramallah, the...

  33. December 9, 2012

    Hamas leader takes tough stance on Gaza

    When Yasser Arafat arrived in the Gaza Strip in 1994 after almost three decades of political exile, the Palestinian leader...

  34. December 2, 2012

    Israel withholds funds from Palestinians

    The Israeli government on Sunday tightened the screws on the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank, warning that it was...

  35. The World

    November 29, 2012

    Palestine's day at the UN

    What does the vote upgrading Palestine’s status at the UN to “non-member state” with observer status actually mean? Susan...

  36. November 29, 2012

    Palestinians win UN vote for ‘state’

    The Palestinians won an overwhelming diplomatic victory at the UN on Thursday after 138 out of 193 member states voted to...

  37. November 28, 2012

    UN set to back Palestinian status upgrade

    The Palestinians are set to score a potentially important diplomatic victory at the UN on Thursday, amid clear indications...

  38. November 27, 2012

    France to support Palestinians at UN

    PARIS, November 27 - France said on Tuesday it would vote in favour of Palestinian non-member status at the UN, boosting...

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