Mar 22, 2013 05:19 EDT
A day after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians, US President Barack Obama Friday will face scrutiny over his strategy on Syria during an overnight stay in Jordan.
Mar 21, 2013 21:04 EDT
In a powerful direct appeal to Israelis, President Barack Obama insisted that a two-state peace with the Palestinians could still be forged and is their only hope of true security.
Mar 21, 2013 17:36 EDT
A hardline Islamist group claimed a rocket attack against southern Israel on Thursday, in a statement that condemned a historic visit by US President Barack Obama to the region.
Mar 21, 2013 17:16 EDT
In a powerful direct appeal to Israelis, President Barack Obama Thursday insisted a two-state peace with the Palestinians could still be forged and was their only hope of true security.
Mar 21, 2013 10:40 EDT
US President Barack Obama insisted on Thursday a two-state solution was still viable, but disappointed his Palestinian hosts by failing to take a clear stance on freezing settlement activity.
Mar 21, 2013 09:59 EDT
Two rockets fired by militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Thursday hit southern Israel, police said, sparking a top-level condemnation from visiting US President Barack Obama.
Mar 21, 2013 08:33 EDT
US President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned Israel's ongoing settlement building as unhelpful to the pursuit of peace.
Mar 21, 2013 07:44 EDT
US President Barack Obama arrived in the West Bank on Thursday to a more prickly welcome from Palestinian leaders than the warm embrace he won in Israel the day before.
Mar 21, 2013 06:51 EDT
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday slammed violence against civilians, including Gaza rocket fire after two projectiles hit Israel as US President Barack Obama visits.
Mar 21, 2013 05:56 EDT
Two rockets fired by militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Thursday hit southern Israel as US President Barack Obama was visiting the Jewish state, police said.
Mar 21, 2013 05:14 EDT
President Barack Obama travels to the West Bank on Thursday to meet Palestinian leaders dismayed by his failure to meet expectations that he could help deliver them a state.
Mar 19, 2013 16:18 EDT
Jordan's King Abdullah II launched a broadside against regional leaders in an interview published Tuesday in a US magazine, saying Egypt's president has "no depth" in reading the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and that Turkey's premier sees democracy as a "bus ride".
Mar 17, 2013 18:05 EDT
The Palestinians are hoping to see concrete gains from US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit, while acknowledging it unlikely the trip will bring about a peace breakthrough.
Mar 17, 2013 17:43 EDT
A Palestinian prisoner who was on long-term hunger strike arrived in Gaza on Sunday evening after inking a deal with Israeli officials, Palestinian officials told AFP.
Mar 17, 2013 15:18 EDT
Israel's new Defence Minister Moshe "Boogie" Yaalon is a military veteran and staunch rightwinger known for his support of the Jewish settler movement, but who has taken a more moderate stance on Iran.
Mar 15, 2013 06:10 EDT
US President Barack Obama says his forthcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories is to "listen" to both sides and hear their views on how to move forward after over two years without peace talks.
Mar 15, 2013 01:11 EDT
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called for "urgent action" to help revive the Palestinian economy, saying it had been choked by Israeli restrictions and political uncertainty.
Mar 14, 2013 18:31 EDT
US President Barack Obama said Thursday his forthcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories was to "listen" to both sides and hear their views on how to move forward after over two years without peace talks.
Mar 13, 2013 06:58 EDT
The not-so-little town of Bethlehem is to host the West Bank's first-ever marathon next month in a race starting at the Nativity Church and taking in several refugee camps, organisers said Wednesday.
Mar 12, 2013 18:29 EDT
Israeli troops shot dead a Hamas militant and wounded two other Palestinians with live fire during a clash with stone-throwers near the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday, Palestinian security officials said.