| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 AM
More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.
The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched his latest round of meetings in the Middle East on Thursday aimed at encouraging Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and discussing negotiations about Iran's controversial nuclear program.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:45 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Peace negotiators Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayyeh have submitted their written resignations to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee said Wednesday....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:59 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Marking the ninth anniversary of the death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Palestinians in the West Bank held rallies on Monday and accused Israel of assassinating Arafat and calling for an international inquiry...
| Oct 8, 2013
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of Israel's most influential ultra-Orthodox spiritual leaders who presided over the Shas political party, has died. He was 93.
Yosef died Monday at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He had been treated in recent weeks for...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
JERUSALEM -- On a mission to keep the troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on track, Secretary of State John F. Kerry continued his round of meetings with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders Thursday.
Between sessions with Israeli Prime...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:24 AM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday to extend support at a tense juncture in peace talks.
Heading into a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:45 PM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry began a trip to Israel Tuesday evening with a visit to Tel Aviv, where he offered reassurances about renewed peace talks ahead of separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:10 AM
JERUSALEM — With U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry set to arrive for talks in Israel and the West Bank, tension between Israelis and Palestinians is peaking, with both sides seemingly entrenched in their positions and bracing for possible U.S....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – For the first time since the start of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has publicly declared that the negotiations have not yet produced any results.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:54 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 22-year-old Palestinian during confrontations early Thursday in the northern West Bank village of Qabatya, according to the town’s mayor and a local hospital.
Mayor Ali Zakarneh said troops...