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France opens enquiry into claims of Yasser Arafat poisoning


French prosecutors have opened a murder enquiry into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death near Paris following claims he may have died of polonium poisoning, sources said on Tuesday.

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Arabs back global probe over Arafat poison claim


Arab officials meeting in Doha have approved an international probe into Yasser Arafat's death, after a report said he may have been poisoned, senior Palestinian official Saeb Erakat said.

Egypt is focus as Clinton visits Israel after nearly two years


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli officials will discuss on Monday Egypt's political upheaval, Iran's nuclear program and the stymied Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Palestinian President approves Yasser Arafat autopsy


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given his permission to exhume the remains of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, a top aide said Monday, days after a Swiss institute reported finding elevated traces of a radioactive substance on the late leader's belongings.

Arafat poisoned by polonium: Report

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Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004, was poisoned by polonium, according to the findings of laboratory research carried out in Switzerland and cited in an Al-Jazeera report on Tuesday.

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UNESCO urgently lists Bethlehem church as world heritage


The UN cultural body UNESCO overrode Israeli objections on Friday to urgently grant world heritage status to a church in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem venerated as the birthplace of Jesus.


Israel launches fresh strikes on Gaza Strip


Israel launched fresh air strikes on the Gaza Strip overnight after killing two people in earlier raids, the Palestinian health ministry said on Saturday.

The latest strikes targeted two camps of the

Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search


When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to ‘log in’.

Abbas gets Netanyahu response over peace: Source


Palestine’s Mahmud Abbas received from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a reply on Saturday to his letter about the failed peace process, a source the Palestinian president's office said.


Israel orders 1,000 Palestinian trees uprooted

Israel said on Monday it has ordered Palestinian villagers to uproot 1,000 olive trees planted in an area of the West Bank under Israeli control and declared a nature reserve.

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