Articles tagged with: palestine

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tight security

Jerusalem, Reuters—Muslim men over 50 prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more than a decade following violence on the streets. More than 1,000 Israeli police were deployed around the Old City's cobbled streets and the ancient gates that lead to Al-Aqsa mosque, a spokeswoman said, in addition to undercover anti-riot units and observation balloons hovering in the ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

Stockholm, Reuters—The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told reporters her government hoped it would bring a new dynamic to the situation. "Our decision comes at a critical time because over the last year we have seen how the peace talks have stalled, how decisi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 14 Oct, 2014

UK Parliament backs recognition of Palestinian state

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The UK Parliament voted to recognize the state of Palestine alongside Israel in a House of Commons debate on Monday. Voting 274 to 12, MPs supporte...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 27 Sep, 2014

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

United Nations, AP—Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the UN Security Coun...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Friday, 26 Sep, 2014

Hamas, Fatah clinch breakthrough Gaza deal

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Rival Palestinian groups, Fatah and Hamas, reached an agreement on Thursday to hand over the administration of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian nation...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 24 Sep, 2014

Gaza’s Youth, Lost at Sea

Gaza and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Residents of the Gaza Strip are anxious about the whereabouts of their young relatives who fled Gaza earlier this month in the hope of ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 5 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Hamas and the Delusion of Victory

While victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is always an orphan. The Latin proverb came to my mind the other day as I watched Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh boasting on live televisi...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014

Abbas devises plan for independent Palestinian state: official

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has prepared a "three-stage contingency" plan to secure the establishment of an independent Palestinian stat...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

From the Spotlight to the Shadows

Ramallah,Asharq Al-Awsat—After five failed attempts on his life, the military commander of Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Deif—known as “Abu Khaled”—h...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 Aug, 2014

Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect on Tuesday and jo...

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