News

Kerry: US seeks to 'carefully calibrate' steps on UN bid

Kerry: US seeks to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called for caution in Middle East talks, saying there was a need to "carefully calibrate" any steps taken.

Palestine, France in 'final touches' to UN bid

Palestine, France in Fatah central committee member Mohammad Shtayyeh said Tuesday that Palestine and France were coordinating and putting final touches on a UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

30 Palestinians injured as thousands lay Qalandiya man to rest

30 Palestinians injured as thousands lay Qalandiya man to restOver 10,000 people on Tuesday afternoon participated in the funeral procession of Mahmoud Adwan who was killed hours earlier during an Israeli raid on Qalandiya refugee camp.

Palestinian UN envoy makes first address to the ICC

Palestinian UN envoy makes first address to the ICCPalestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told member-states of the International Criminal Court in a first address on Monday that the Palestinians plan to join the ICC "at an appropriate time."

Arab League chief visits Paris to recruit support for Palestine UN bid

Arab League chief visits Paris to recruit support for Palestine UN bidArab League secretary-general Nabil al-Arabi has started coordination with regional states over a joint plan to recruit support for the Palestinian UN bid setting a 2-year deadline for ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory.

PA to adopt French UN initiative if 'amendments made'

PA to adopt French UN initiative if The Palestinian Authority will submit a French initiative on ending Israel's occupation to the UN if amendments are made to the text, foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki told on Tuesday.

Gaza swine flu cases pose no 'unusual threat'

Gaza swine flu cases pose no The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip says there are some swine flu patients in the coastal enclave but nothing which poses a major risk to public health.

Israel, US in abortive missile defense test

Israel, US in abortive missile defense testIsrael and the United States on Tuesday tested Israel's Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defense ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short.

Consumer protection inspectors seize 13 tons of expired coffee

Consumer protection inspectors seize 13 tons of expired coffeeConsumer protection inspectors of the Palestinian ministry of national economy on Tuesday seized 13 tons of coffee grains being sold past their expiration date in Jenin in the northern West Bank.

Abbas hindering reopening of Gaza crossings: Hamas

Abbas hindering reopening of Gaza crossings: HamasPalestinian faction Hamas on Monday accused Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas of refusing to make any moves towards reaching an understanding regarding the blockaded Gaza Strip's border crossings.