'Palestinians should learn from India's peaceful resistance'

 In a rare gesture, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participated in a reception here to celebrate India's Republic Day and told his people to learn from the Indian example of peaceful resistance.

Gaza says readying sea port for international travel

A ministerial committee in Hamas-controlled and Israeli-blockaded Gaza announced plans on Sunday to ready the enclave's sole seaport to allow Palestinians to travel abroad.

Palestinians march against Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Thousands of Palestinians marched Saturday in the West Bank in protest over the latest cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo,

UN accuses Israel of razing homes of 77 Palestinians

The United Nations has accused Israel of illegally demolishing the homes of 77 Palestinians, mostly children, this week in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against Israel

A letter purported to be from Mohammed Deif, the leader of Hamas`s armed wing, on Thursday appealed to the Lebanese Hezbollah group to unite with Hamas in battling Israel.

Palestinian knife attack wounds 12 on Tel Aviv bus

A knife-wielding Palestinian attacked passengers on a morning rush-hour bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 12 people, before being shot by a passing prison officer in the latest lone-wolf attack. 

Asian Cup: Iraq hope practice makes penalties perfect for Iran test
Asian Cup: Iraq hope practice makes penalties perfect for Iran test

Penalty practice begins on Wednesday for Iraq`s squad as head coach Radhi Shenaishil prepares his side for a quarter-final against old foes Iran by daring to dream of another Asian Cup title.

EU official proposes widening Mideast peace talks body

Diplomats must take a fresh look at the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the hopes of reviving the negotiations after March elections in Israel, the EU`s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.

Ties with Israel at ''point of no return'': Palestine

A Palestinian official Monday said ties with Israel reached a "point of no return" after Israel decided to halt the transfer the tax revenues to the Palestinian National Authority.

EU appeals Hamas court ruling taking group off terror list

The European Union launched an appeal against last month's EU court ruling that ordered the Palestinian group Hamas removed from its terror list for technical reasons, the bloc's foreign policy chief said on Monday.

Israel lashes out at International Criminal Court

The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman termed as "scandalous" the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to investigate alleged war crimes on Palestinian soil.

War crimes court opens probe into Palestinian territories

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court launched a preliminary probe that could clear the way for a full-scale investigation into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories plunging the court into the most politically charged conflict it has ever tackled.

US condemns ICC war crimes probe of Israel as `tragic irony`

The United States on Friday condemned as "tragic irony" the International Criminal Court`s decision to open a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed by Israeli forces against Palestinians.

ICC opens investigation into Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The International Criminal Court opened an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, thrusting it into one of the world`s most chronic, heated conflicts and opening a path to possible charges against Israelis or Palestinians.

Israel slams 'scandalous' ICC war crimes probe

Israel denounced Friday the International Criminal Court`s "scandalous" decision to launch a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians by Israeli forces.

United Nations official cancels visit to Palestinian territory

 The UN has cancelled the visit of one of its top officials to Palestinian territory to meet women survivors of violence due to lack of necessary support, including a visa, by the Israeli government.

Wasteful Japan edge out Iraq at Asian Cup
Wasteful Japan edge out Iraq at Asian Cup

Keisuke Honda converted a penalty to make amends for hitting the post three times as a wasteful Japan held on to beat Iraq 1-0 in their Asian Cup Group D match on Friday.

UN calls on Israel to unlock Palestinian tax payment

The United Nations on Thursday called on Israel to unlock millions of dollars in taxes owed to the Palestinian Authority that were withheld after it decided to join the International Criminal Court.

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.

Israel says Swedish FM not welcome

Israel said Thursday that Sweden`s foreign minister was not welcome for an official visit in the country, with relations strained over Stockholm`s recognition of Palestine.