Kerry in Rome talks on Palestinian statehood bid

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Rome on Sunday for a flurry of meetings about a looming UN showdown amid a European-led drive to push moves towards Palestinian statehood.

Obama rejects Palestinian UN statehood bid

Obama stopped short of directly asking the Palestinians to drop their plan to seek statehood recognition from the UN.

Palestinian statehood bid will fail: Israeli PM

150 member states are likely to vote in favour of the Palestinian
resolution demanding a full member status in the UN.

Palestinian statehood `long overdue`: UN chief

The Palestinian leadership has launched a campaign to become the UN`s 194th member state.