Articles tagged with: palestine

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 supported a motion put forward by Labour MP Grahame Morris to urge the government to recognize Palestinian statehood. The vote was symbolic and the government is not bound to do anything in response. Labour MP Katy Clark said: “Tonight is the time for the UK to send a clear message that we recognize Palestine as a stat...

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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 Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands. In a speech to world leaders at the UN General Assembly, the Palestinian leader also accused Israel of conducting a "war of genocide" in Gaza, but stopped short of saying he would...

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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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Jamal Al-Qassas and Mazin Mujawaz
on : Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

Arab literary world mourns Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim

Cairo and Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Arab literary figures in Egypt and Lebanon paid tribute to the great Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim, who died on Tuesday at the age of ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Ha...

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