Palestinians arrest 100 Hamas members in West Bank: Security

Palestinian forces have arrested around 100 Hamas members in the West Bank, a security official said on Friday, raising tension between the Islamist movement and its Ramallah-based rivals.

Palestinians seize former premier`s funds: Office

The Palestinian Authority has seized the funds of an NGO headed by ex-prime minister and former IMF and World Bank official Salam Fayyad, his office said on Tuesday.

Palestinian Prez Abbas sees no place for Hamas in new govt, says French FM

 Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Sunday told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, France`s top diplomat said.

Palestinian split widens as unity government quits
Palestinian split widens as unity government quits

 The Palestinian unity government formed last year in a bid to heal rifts between Hamas and president Mahmud Abbas`s Fatah party resigned on Wednesday, an official said.

Pope `angel of peace` Abbas comment was encouragement: Vatican

 Pope Francis`s reference to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as "an angel of peace" was meant as encouragement for him to pursue peace with Israel, the Vatican said Monday, after the words whipped up controversy on social media.

Pope Francis to meet Abbas after treaty announcement

 Pope Francis was to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine, drawing Israeli anger.

Sepp Blatter calls for Israel concession in Palestine football dispute
Sepp Blatter calls for Israel concession in Palestine football dispute

FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said Friday he hopes to head off a Palestinian call for a vote to expel Israel from football`s governing body but that Israel must make a concession.

Palestinians` first saints leave mark on Holy Land

In the corner of a pristine Jerusalem church, the tomb of Marie Alphonsine Ghattas looks out over just a small part of her legacy, days ahead of her canonisation in Rome.

Palestinian FA to press for FIFA ban on Israel
Palestinian FA to press for FIFA ban on Israel

The Palestinian Football Association vowed Sunday to push ahead with efforts to have Israel suspended from FIFA following joint talks with the world football body`s president Sepp Blatter in Zurich. 

Palestinian ministers end Gaza visit over employee row

 Ministers and officials of the West Bank-based Palestinian consensus government on Monday ended a visit to Gaza a day after arriving for talks on salaries of thousands of public employees.

Palestinian court drops case against Dahlan: Lawyer

A Palestinian court on Sunday dismissed a high-profile corruption case against exiled Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan, a defence lawyer said.

Abbas threatens to turn to ICC over frozen tax monies

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas threatened Sunday to turn to the International Criminal Court over Israel`s refusal to fully release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax monies owed to the Palestinian Authority.

Two-state solution impossible with Netanyahu-led govt: Abbas

A two-state solution to the Middle East conflict will be impossible with an Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday.

John Kerry arrives in Egypt to meet Sisi, Abbas and Jordan`s Abdullah: Report

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Friday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the fight against Islamic State, a news agency's journalist said.

Kerry to meet in Egypt with Palestinian leader, Jordan king: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan`s King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said.

Abbas says talks with Israel still on table

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday talks with Israel are still on the table, despite moves against the Jewish state at the UN and numerous failed rounds of negotiations.

'Race against time' to save IS hostages: Japan PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted on Wednesday it was a "race against time" to free two hostages snatched by Islamist militants who are demanding USD 200 million for their lives.

IS threat to Japanese hostages `despicable:` Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas described as "despicable" Tuesday a threat by the Islamic State group to kill two Japanese hostages and pledged his full support to visiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

In Israel, Japan PM says committed to Mideast peace

Japan's Prime Minster Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo was committed to working for Middle East peace during a visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.

Arab League to push for new Palestinian UN resolution

The Arab League said on Thursday it will seek to shore up international support for another attempt to obtain a UN resolution on ending Israel`s occupation of Palestinian lands.