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Palestinian hands still extended for peace with Israel: President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian hands still extended for peace with Israel: President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said late on Saturday night that the Palestinian hands are still extended for peace with Israel after Israel closed the doors for dialogue.

World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century `giant` Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century `giant` Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.

Mahmoud Abbas attendance at Shimon Peres's funeral reminder of need for peace: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said on Friday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` attendance at the funeral for Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace" in the Middle East.

Shimon Peres funeral gets under way in Israel, world leaders in attendance

Shimon Peres funeral gets under way in Israel, world leaders in attendance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Peres as a "great man of the world".

Palestinian President, Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at Shimon Peres funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians.

Obama arrives in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres

US President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president whose pursuit of an elusive peace with the Palestinians won international embrace.

Israel, Palestinian leaders agree to meet for talks

Russia's Foreign Ministry announced today that the Israeli and the Palestinian leaders have agreed "in principle" to meet in Moscow for talks in what the Russians hope will relaunch the Mideast peace process after a more than two-year break.

Palestinian president reaches out to Israel, backs talks

Palestinian president has reached out to Israel saying he opposes near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis and suggesting the violence would stop if the defunct peace process resumes again.

Sushma Swaraj to meet Israeli President  Reuven Rivlin, PM Benjamin Netanyahu today

Sushma Swaraj to meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, PM Benjamin Netanyahu today

A day after she held extensive discussions with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, External Affairs Minister, Monday, will meet the top political leadership of Israel.

Entire Indian leadership committed to Palestinian cause: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said the entire Indian leadership remains steadfastly committed to the Palestinian cause as Palestine sought India's participation in the West Asia peace process to help defuse crisis in the region.

Abbas slams Netanyahu, seeks 'protection' for Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called for international protection for the Palestinians.

Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions: John Kerry

Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Obama urges Israelis, Palestinians to 'tamp down' rhetoric

Obama urges Israelis, Palestinians to 'tamp down' rhetoric

US President Barack Obama has urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to "tamp down" the kind of rhetoric that is arousing anger and tensions in the region.

Israel PM says he's 'perfectly open' to meeting with Abbas

The Palestinian president has ignited an uproar in Israel after falsely claiming that Israel had "executed" a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who is recovering in an Israeli hospital, drawing new accusations that he is inciting violence at a time of heightened tensions.

Israel accuses Abbas of incitement over false death claim

The Palestinian president ignited an uproar in Israel on Thursday after falsely claiming that Israel had "executed" a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who is recovering in an Israeli hospital, drawing new accusations that he is inciting violence at a time of heightened tensions.

38 Indians missing in Iraq are alive: Palestinian President ​Mahmoud Abbas

Thirty-eight Indians missing in Iraq for several months are alive, according to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who, however, provided no evidence to back up the claim.

Palestine welcomes 'historic visit' by President Mukherjee

Palestine has welcomed the upcoming visit of India's President Pranab Mukherjee to that country on October 12-13, and termed it "historic".

Palestine blames Israel for deadlock in peace talks

Israel brought the peace talks to a deadlock by not halting settlements construction, a Palestinian official has said.

Israel slams Palestinian president's speech at UN assembly

Israel on Wednesday slammed the speech made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), saying it was "deceitful" and "encourages incitement and lawlessness" in the Middle East.

39 Indians taken as prisoners in Iraq by ISIS are alive, confirms MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday confirmed that the 39 Indians, who have been taken as prisoners in Iraq, are still alive and said that the government would do the necessary to secure their release after gathering more information.