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Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state


The UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to make Palestine a non-member state, inflicting a major diplomatic defeat on the United States and Israel.

The victory for president Mahmud A

Arafat body to be exhumed on Tuesday in murder inquiry


The body of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday, eight years after his death, in an investigation to establish if he was murdered, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.

Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza ceasefire


Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israel

US sends warships to West Asia to evacuate Americans, if needed


As tension escalates in West Asia, the US has dispatched three warships to the region to be on standby in the event of a need, even as President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spo

Israeli air strikes hit Hamas HQ in Gaza


An Israeli air strike killed three Palestinians in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, medics said, with Palestinian security sources confirming they were Hamas militants.

Egypt PM arrives in Gaza, Israel agrees brief truce


Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil crossed into Gaza Friday for a brief visit amid a massive Israeli military campaign against militants in the Hamas-run territory.

Shortly ahead of his arrival at

Hamas PM postpones Cairo security talks


Gaza's Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya has postponed until next week a Cairo trip for top-level talks with his Egyptian counterpart Hisham Qandil, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Haniya had been sch

India to establish two schools in Palestine


India will construct two schools, one each for boys and girls, in Palestine, as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and member of Executive C

India committed to Palestine cause: Mukherjee


Stating that India's commitment to Palestine was given voice by none less than Mahatma Gandhi in the days of India's own struggle for independence, President Pranab Mukherjee said New Delhi has been consistent and persevering in its commitment to the Palestinian cause.

French judges investigating Arafat's death seek exhumation


Three French judges are preparing to travel to Ramallah to seek the exhumation Yasser Arafat's body as part of an investigation into whether he was murdered by poison, a judicial source told Reuters o

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