| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:04 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The newly appointed Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Wednesday shortly after he was injured by an explosion when he opened an old safe in his Prague residence, according to a statement by the Palestinian Foreign...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:20 PM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday to begin another round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, his 10th visit since taking office with the intent of renewing Middle East peace negotiations....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Czech police investigating the fatal New Year's Day explosion at the Palestinian Authority Embassy in Prague found unregistered weapons at the mission, government officials reported Thursday.
The discovery of an undisclosed number and type of arms has...
| Dec 26, 2013
Re "A repugnant boycott," Opinion, Dec. 23
In criticizing the American Studies Assn.'s academic boycott of Israel, Michael S. Roth asks: Why start with Israel?
We have to start somewhere, so why not with the largest recipient of U.S. aid?
| Jan 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank –- Secretary of State John F. Kerry pressed forward Saturday with his Middle East peace mission, returning to Jerusalem for fresh meetings with Israeli leaders after holding his second session in two days with Palestinian...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:56 AM
AMMAN, Jordan -- A senior Al Qaeda leader died in Lebanese custody Saturday, days after he was captured by the army.
Majid Majid, the head of the Al Qaeda-aligned Abudullah Azzam Brigades, a Sunni militia with factions in Lebanon and on the Arabian...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Wrapping up three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged the officials to rise above the daily challenges and keep their eyes on the big picture.
“We can achieve a permanent status agreement...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:59 PM
JERUSALEM--Pope Francis will visit the Middle East in May, he announced Sunday to believers gathered at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
"In the climate of joy typical of this Christmas period, I would like to announce that from May 24 to 26, God...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:12 PM
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian protesters disrupted a citizens peace conference in Ramallah on Thursday, throwing stones at the meeting site until Palestinian Authority police were forced to intervene and usher the activists to safety.
More than 20 Israelis...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:05 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israel announced plans Friday to build an additional 1,400 housing units in West Bank settlements and eastern Jerusalem, drawing fierce criticism and warnings of destroying the ongoing peace process.
The construction plans were expected, as...
| Jan 11, 2014
Re "Is Mideast peace possible?," Editorial, Jan. 7
The Times' discussion of the Israeli Arabs vis a vis the Mideast peace process misjudges the status of that group, which is 20% of the population.
The Arab citizens have the right to vote and to be...