The Palestinians top diplomat said a cease-fire in Gaza will enable 2 million Palestinians to sleep Thursday night but it’s “not enough at all” and the world must now tackle the difficult issues of Jerusalem's future and achieving an independent Palestinian state. Riad Al-Malki told reporters on...
A key United States senator is blocking $50m in economic assistance to the Palestinians, undercutting promises of help by Secretary of State Antony Blinken after Israel’s assault on Gaza in May and delaying the much-needed reconstruction of water resources...
Tensions in the occupied West Bank have reached boiling point as Israeli settlers continue their expropriation of Palestinian land, in some cases defying Israeli authorities by refusing to evacuate land that Palestinians depend on for their livelihoods. In May, 34...
An outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA) who intended to run in parliamentary elections before they were cancelled earlier this year died during his arrest in Hebron by PA forces on Thursday. Nizar Banat, 43, was a harsh critic...
The Palestinian Monetary Authority is studying the possible issuance of a digital currency, a move that would allow it to strike at least a symbolic blow for monetary independence from Israel. Under their 1990s accords with Israel, the Palestinians agreed...
A sabotage attempt against a building belonging to the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization has been foiled, Iranian media reported. An Iranian news site close to security services said authorities thwarted a “sabotage attack” on the country’s civilian nuclear programme on...
Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have warned Israel against delays in lifting restrictions imposed on the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave and impeding reconstruction after last month’s devastating attacks. The warning was issued on Tuesday after leaders of various factions in the...
Ten years ago, the Tunisian people revolted against President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and toppled him. They denounced his regime, his policies and his corrupt practices and called for jobs, freedom and dignity. This was the cry of...
Theodor Herzl, the father of Israel’s foundational Zionist ideology, once said, “If I wish to substitute a new building for an old one, I must demolish before I construct”. Recent examples of Herzl’s colonial paradigm of displacement and replacement include...
 From many friends perishing in front of his eyes to gruesome physical injuries, some might think he has lost too much to the horrors of war. But 60-year-old Asghar Bakhtiari, who spent 48 gruelling months on a variety of battlefields in...

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