Yasser Arafat

Aging and ailing, who will succeed current Palestinian leaders?

Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly dismissing Abbas as no partner for peace, Israel`s security establishment likes his steady hand and the fact he favours peaceful resistance over violence. Those best positioned around Abbas largely have the same perspective.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:49 PM IST

Palestinian president says he knows who killed Arafat

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday he knew who killed Yasser Arafat as he marked the 12th anniversary of the former leader`s death but stopped short from giving a name.

Nov 10, 2016, 21:38 PM IST
Israel`s Peres hospitalised for `irregular heartbeat`: Office

Israel`s Peres hospitalised for `irregular heartbeat`: Office

Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital on Sunday after feeling chest pains and being diagnosed with an "irregular heartbeat", a spokeswoman said.

Jan 25, 2016, 01:28 AM IST
Muslims worldwide had celebrated after 9/11: Donald Trump

Muslims worldwide had celebrated after 9/11: Donald Trump

Donald Trump ramped up his incendiary rhetoric on Saturday, claiming that Muslims around the world were "going wild" to cheer the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Nov 29, 2015, 13:01 PM IST
Israel behind Yasser Arafat 'assassination': Palestinian inquiry

Israel behind Yasser Arafat 'assassination': Palestinian inquiry

The head of the Palestinian team looking into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday again accused Israel of assassinating the iconic Palestinian leader in a Paris hospital.

Nov 11, 2015, 08:49 AM IST

India, Palestine call for peaceful settlement of conflict

Amidst spiralling violence in the region, India and Palestine on Monday called for a negotiated and peaceful settlement of the Israel-Palestinian conflict based on internationally agreed upon principles which would lead to a united and viable state of Palestine.

Oct 12, 2015, 21:53 PM IST
French judges say no proof Arafat poisoned, closing case

French judges say no proof Arafat poisoned, closing case

 French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. 

Sep 03, 2015, 02:38 AM IST

French prosecutor requests shelving Arafat death probe

A French prosecutor on Tuesday said there was no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleges he was poisoned.

Jul 21, 2015, 20:56 PM IST

French judges end enquiry into Arafat`s 2004 death

French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutors office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said Tuesday.

May 06, 2015, 04:35 AM IST

Palestinian war of words mars Arafat anniversary

 Palestinians commemorated 10 years since the mysterious death of their iconic leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday but a war of words between rival factions Fatah and Hamas marred the anniversary.

Nov 11, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Israeli killings hike tensions ahead of Arafat anniversary

The fatal stabbing of two young Israelis further heightened tensions as Palestinians were set Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of iconic leader Yasser Arafat.

Nov 11, 2014, 10:55 AM IST

A decade after dying, Arafat still divides Israelis

 For most Israelis, the late Yasser Arafat with his trademark black-and-white keffiyeh represents the embodiment of the "arch-terrorist".

Nov 09, 2014, 14:57 PM IST

Russian experts rule out radiation poisoning in Arafat death

Russian forensic experts studying the remains of Yasser Arafat today said the Palestinian leader died a natural death, ruling out radiation poisoning.

Dec 26, 2013, 18:43 PM IST

Yasser Arafat death: Widow in doubt as French experts rule out poisoning

As the mystery over what caused Yasser Arafat`s death continues to baffle, the late Palestinian icon`s widow has raised question over the French findings that rule out any poisoning theories.

Dec 04, 2013, 14:19 PM IST

French experts rule out Arafat poisoning: Source

French experts have ruled out a theory that Yasser Arafat was killed by poisoning, a source close to the investigation into the Palestinian leader`s 2004 death said.

Dec 03, 2013, 22:58 PM IST

Investigator says close to naming people behind Arafat`s death

A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.

Dec 03, 2013, 18:55 PM IST

Peace talks will run full course: Abbas

Peace talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months agreed with Washington "regardless of what happens on the ground," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has said.

Nov 18, 2013, 12:47 PM IST

Yasser Arafat`s death `unnatural`, say Palestinian investigators

A Palestinian investigation committee Friday said former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat`s death was "unnatural", Xinhua reported.

Nov 08, 2013, 16:06 PM IST

Ex-Israel PM Sharon ordered Arafat not be harmed: Aide

A top aide to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon said today the premier had ordered that no harm be done to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Nov 07, 2013, 22:53 PM IST

Yasser Arafat`s widow calls his death `political assassination`, demands justice

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat`s widow Suha Arafat on Thursday said that the death of her husband was a political assassination.

Nov 07, 2013, 19:13 PM IST