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Netanyahu taps diplomat Gold for key foreign role
Netanyahu taps diplomat Gold for key foreign role

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday named Dore Gold, a seasoned diplomat seen as reluctant to make concessions to the Palestinians.

Netanyahu taps diplomat Gold for key foreign role
Pope Francis to meet Abbas after treaty announcement
Pope Francis to meet Abbas after treaty announcement

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

Pope Francis to meet Abbas after treaty announcement
EU's top diplomat to visit Netanyahu, Abbas next week
EU's top diplomat to visit Netanyahu, Abbas next week

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit the Middle East next week for talks on the peace process.

EU's top diplomat to visit Netanyahu, Abbas next week
Putin to meet with Palestinian leader Abbas Monday
Putin to meet with Palestinian leader Abbas Monday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised.

Putin to meet with Palestinian leader Abbas Monday
Abbas holds all the cards for confronting Netanyahu
Abbas holds all the cards for confronting Netanyahu

Palestinian president has more powers than ever to pursue a diplomatic offensive against Israel that is likely to accelerate with the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Abbas holds all the cards for confronting Netanyahu
Abbas orders probe into West Bank Mohammed cartoon
Abbas orders probe into West Bank Mohammed cartoon

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a drawing of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed which appeared in a West Bank newspaper.

Abbas orders probe into West Bank Mohammed cartoon
Gaza war pushed Palestinian economy into recession: IMF
Gaza war pushed Palestinian economy into recession: IMF

The war between Israel and Gaza drove the Palestinian economy of Gaza and the West Bank into its first contraction since 2006, the International Monetary Fund said.

Gaza war pushed Palestinian economy into recession: IMF
Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's new palace welcome
Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's new palace welcome

Spear-carrying guardsmen, gleaming golden helmets and even a few fake moustaches- Turkey's president has spared nothing in a dramatic remake of his palace ceremonial guard.

Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's new palace welcome
Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks
Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks

John Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat hoping to avert a diplomatic crisis over a UN bid to force Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks
Steps agreed to lower Israeli-Palestinian tensions: Kerry
Steps agreed to lower Israeli-Palestinian tensions: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that steps were agreed at talks in Amman to lower tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Steps agreed to lower Israeli-Palestinian tensions: Kerry
Kerry won't unveil peace plan in talks with Palestinians: US
Kerry won't unveil peace plan in talks with Palestinians: US

Top US diplomat John Kerry was to meet the chief Palestinian negotiator but would not unveil an American peace plan.

Kerry won't unveil peace plan in talks with Palestinians: US
Kerry to meet chief Palestinian negotiator Monday: US
Kerry to meet chief Palestinian negotiator Monday: US

Department for discussions on "the way forward" in a Middle East peace deal and the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Kerry to meet chief Palestinian negotiator Monday: US
France says Palestine recognition must be 'helpful to peace'
France says Palestine recognition must be 'helpful to peace'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that any recognition of Palestine as a state must be "helpful to peace".

France says Palestine recognition must be 'helpful to peace'
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Clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa ahead of Jewish holiday

Dozens of Palestinians protested against Jews visiting the flashpoint holy site ahead of a religious feast.

Clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa ahead of Jewish holiday
Palestinians face boycott threats over Hamas wages: PM
Palestinians face boycott threats over Hamas wages: PM

The international community has threatened to boycott the Palestinian leadership if it pays the salaries of former Hamas employees in Gaza.

Palestinians face boycott threats over Hamas wages: PM
Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire
Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire

Israel and Palestinian militants resumed fire across the Gaza border, sparking panic across the war-torn enclave and halting truce talks.

Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire
Fatah militant killed in West Bank shootout: witnesses
Fatah militant killed in West Bank shootout: witnesses

A Palestinian militant was shot dead early Monday in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops in the northern West Bank.

Fatah militant killed in West Bank shootout: witnesses
Deadly Gaza conflict reignites as Egypt urges new truce
Deadly Gaza conflict reignites as Egypt urges new truce

Israeli warplanes pounded targets in Gaza, a day after killing at least five Palestinians, and militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel

Deadly Gaza conflict reignites as Egypt urges new truce
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce

An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.

Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
Kazakhstan urges resolving Gaza Strip crisis
Kazakhstan urges resolving Gaza Strip crisis

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called upon Israel and Palestine to stop the bloodshed.

Kazakhstan urges resolving Gaza Strip crisis