Nov 03, 2012 16:07 EDT
Remarks by Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas seen as questioning Palestinian refugees' right to return to their former homes got a warm welcome from Israel on Saturday but received an angry reception in Gaza.
Nov 03, 2012 14:03 EDT
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday saluted as "courageous" remarks by Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in which he appears to relinquish Palestinian refugees' right to return to their former homes in what is now Israel.
Nov 02, 2012 11:48 EDT
At the end of an unpaved road, in a quiet suburb of a sleepy town in northern Israel, horticultural revolutionaries are growing a strain of cannabis they say relieves symptoms of some chronic illnesses but without the psychotic effects that can accompany regular weed.
Sep 19, 2012 03:00 EDT
A coal basin near Australia's Great Barrier Reef will rank among the world's worst producers of carbon pollution if fully mined, Greenpeace said Wednesday as it warned of devastating consequences.
Sep 13, 2012 12:30 EDT
Films about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which frequently cast a harsh spotlight on life in the Middle East, reflect a poignant and even hopeful tone at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
Sep 03, 2012 17:29 EDT
The leader of the powerful Lebanese Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, on Monday denied that his group possessed chemical weapons.
Jun 05, 2012 23:28 EDT
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has attacked Queensland officials over their handling of a massive Indian-led US$6.3 billion coal mine project, accusing them of risking investor confidence.
May 30, 2012 09:48 EDT
Vandals armed with hammers have caused serious damage to a fourth-century mosaic inside an ancient synagogue in the town of Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee, police and media reports said on Wednesday.
May 29, 2012 01:41 EDT
A huge Aus$6.4 billion (US$6.3 billion) coal mine in Australia's Galilee Basin owned by Indian infrastructure giant GVK and the world's richest woman Gina Rinehart Tuesday won conditional approval.
May 10, 2012 23:21 EDT
Australian magnate Clive Palmer said Friday he had terminated a Aus$40 billion (US$40.2 billion) supply contract for Swiss energy trader Vitol to buy coal from his planned "China First" mine.
Apr 26, 2012 12:52 EDT
Thousands of Israeli Arabs Thursday marked the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" that accompanied Israel's foundation in a march to where two Arab villages existed before 1948, an AFP journalist said.
Mar 30, 2012 09:24 EDT
Thousands of Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli troops at Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank on Friday as hundreds more gathered by Jerusalem's Old City to mark Land Day.
Mar 30, 2012 03:02 EDT
Israeli police and the army were on high alert on Friday ahead of a raft of demonstrations and marches planned in Israel and the Palestinian territories to mark Land Day, officials said.
Mar 29, 2012 12:51 EDT
Israeli police and the army were on Thursday gearing up for a raft of demonstrations and marches expected to take place across Israel and the Palestinian territories to mark Land Day, officials said.
Jan 27, 2012 03:13 EST
World football governing body FIFA could be about to join international efforts to mediate between Israelis and Palestinians after an Arab-Israeli player switched from a Palestinian team to an Israeli one.
Dec 14, 2011 04:37 EST
Unknown attackers on Wednesday tried to torch a disused mosque in Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the walls in an apparent "price tag" vengeance attack, an AFP correspondent said.
Nov 28, 2011 20:27 EST
Several rockets fired from southern Lebanon landed into Israel overnight, prompting the Jewish state's army to warn Beirut early Tuesday to work to prevent similar attacks in the future.
Oct 19, 2011 12:01 EDT
Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and 477 Palestinians on Wednesday tasted their first full days of freedom, with both sides mulling their gains -- and losses -- after the landmark prisoner swap.
Oct 09, 2011 17:09 EDT
Police said Sunday a second suspect had been arrested following an arson attack on a mosque in northern Israel a week ago.
Oct 06, 2011 13:18 EDT
Israeli police said on Thursday they have arrested a suspect in the arson attack on a mosque in northern Israel, after a gag order on details of his detention was lifted.