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Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain over jailed opponent

VenezuelaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasted Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday and ordered a revision of bilateral ties over his call for an opponent of Maduro to be released from jail

S. Sudan's dry season means better aid flow: UN official

S. SudanAs the dry season approaches in South Sudan, aid organizations along with those communities cut off from aid during the rainy season will breathe a sigh of relief

UN: 430,000 people driven from their homes in Ukraine

UN: 430,000 people driven from their homes in UkraineSome 430,000 people have been driven from their homes in Ukraine since the crisis in the country began, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday

PA slams Israeli incitement amid crackdown on Jerusalem Palestinians

PA slams Israeli incitement amid crackdown on Jerusalem PalestiniansPLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat on Thursday slammed the Israeli government for making "unfounded and inflammatory accusations" after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu implied Palestinian responsibility for a hit-in-run in Jerusalem the day before that left one dead

Chief Palestinian negotiator issues statehood ultimatum

Chief Palestinian negotiator issues statehood ultimatumThe Palestinians' chief peace negotiator has laid out in the clearest terms yet plans to establish an independent Palestinian state within three years, even if it means ignoring pleas from the United States not to push ahead

Israel confiscates 20 dunums of Palestinian land near Salfit

Israel confiscates 20 dunums of Palestinian land near SalfitIsraeli authorities on Thursday confiscated 20 dunums (5 acres) of Palestinian land near the Jewish settlement bloc of Ariel in the northern West Bank, on the same day that Israeli authorities halted plans to take 15 dunums (4 acres) nearby

Indirect ceasefire negotiations to resume Monday in Cairo

Indirect ceasefire negotiations to resume Monday in CairoIndirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israel in the wake of the 50-day Gaza assault will resume on October 27, an Islamic Jihad leader said Thursday

7 Palestinians hurt by Israeli fire in clashes near Ramallah

7 Palestinians hurt by Israeli fire in clashes near RamallahSeven Palestinians, including a child, were shot with live bullets in clashes near Ofer detention camp in Beituniya west of Ramallah on Friday, onlookers said

Israel to seal or demolish Jerusalem suspect's home

Israel to seal or demolish Jerusalem suspectThe Israeli Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovich said that sanctions would be imposed on the light rail attack suspect's family in Silwan in East Jerusalem

World Bank to approve emergency funds for Gaza

World Bank to approve emergency funds for GazaThe World Bank is set to allocate millions of dollars for emergency aid to the war-torn Gaza Strip, a top official says