| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:56 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Thursday in a bid to boost Palestinian-Israeli negotiations launched in Jerusalem the day before after three years of deadlock.
Speaking at a news conference in...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:41 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new government Thursday headed by a British-educated academic with no political experience.
New Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who has served since 1998 as president of An Najah...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Broadway will get a concentrated dose of comedy and tragedy this fall – brought on by acclaimed British actor Mark Rylance.
The two-time Tony winner – formerly artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London – will star in Globe...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:22 AM
JERUSALEM -- Wrapping up his fourth Holy Land trip in three months, Secretary of State John F. Kerry voiced optimism Thursday that his low-profile campaign to relaunch U.S.-brokered peace talks is making headway.
But while the top American diplomat...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:15 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank –- Secretary of State John Kerry nibbled away at a Mideast peace plan Thursday, taking time off from a busy political schedule to drop in to a West Bank restaurant for some regional specialties.
After meeting with Palestinian...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:13 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians held rallies and protests Wednesday to commemorate 65 years of what has come to be known as the “nakba,” or catastrophe, a reference to their displacement in the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948.
| May 16, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Two years, two states. In 2009, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad laid out a plan to end the decades-long territorial stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians. But by 2011, despite Fayyad's efforts, including a successful campaign...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
JERUSALEM -- Tensions rose Tuesday between Israelis and Palestinians after two separate killings -- one by each side -- shattered what had been a period of relative calm in recent months.
At a northern West Bank hitchhiking stop, an Israeli settler...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Hundreds of Palestinians protested across several West Bank cities Monday, the most violent eruption yet in the growing public uproar over rising consumer prices and the Palestinian Authority’s budget crisis....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Nearly eight years after the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, French prosecutors opened an inquiry Tuesday into his possible murder by poisoning....