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With statehood, Palestine to end all claims

Ramallah: The Palestinians are ready to end all historic claims against Israel once they establish their state in the lands Israel occupied in the 1967 Mideast War, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

West Asia peace talks in jeopardy

The future of West Asia direct peace talks appeared to be in jeopardy after Israel refused to extend a ban on West Bank settlements, a media report said.

Israel ready for settlements 'compromise': govt official

Israel is ready to reach a "compromise agreement" on extending a partial moratorium on settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, a senior government official told AFP on Friday.

Clinton to resume ‘last chance’ peace talks

Sept. 12: US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton is shepherding West Asia talks this week that she says may be the last chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Ms Clinton and former

US wants Israel, Palestine to start direct negotiations

The Obama administration wants Israel and Palestine to start direct negotiations as soon as possible and hopes that their leaders would soon take a decision in this regard.

Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli city

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Friday hit Israel’s fifth largest city of Ashkelon, a day after the Arab League gave green signal to resume direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Hamas imposes hookah ban on women

July 18: Gaza’s Hamas rulers have banned women from smoking water pipes in cafes, calling it a practice that destroys marriages and sullies the image of the Palestinian people.

The ban marks the Isl

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.