| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:45 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority’s supreme religious decrees council issued a fatwa this week that said Internet dating was permissible under certain circumstances in the West Bank.
The ruling Tuesday contradicts decrees...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:18 AM
JERUSALEM — An Israeli girl was shot and injured Saturday night while playing in her yard in the West Bank settlement of Psagot, army and medical officials reported.
Nine-year-old Noam Glick told her family that a masked gunman approached the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:50 AM
JERUSALEM-- Israeli restrictions in the West Bank cost the struggling Palestinian economy more than $3.4 billion a year, according to a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday.
More than half of West Bank lands are largely off-limits to...
| Oct 11, 2013
In the coming weeks or months Palestinians will likely put an end to the latest peace talks, just as they did in 2000 and 2008. Israel will of course be blamed; however, the reality will remain the same as it has been for the last 20 years: The so-...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:53 AM
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli man was beaten to death in the backyard of his home in the Jordan Valley overnight, medical and security officials told media early Friday morning.
According to his wife, Sariya Ofer was investigating a noise outside the couple's...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:07 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nearly a year after three international forensic institutions took samples of the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, conflicting reports have resurfaced regarding the cause of his death.
Arafat died at a French...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority, which is based in the West Bank, and its archrival Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, are at loggerheads over who is to go on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca this year.
The Palestinian Authority's...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:11 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- More than two-thirds of the Palestinians surveyed in a new poll are convinced that recently restarted peace negotiations with Israel, which were orchestrated by the United States, aren’t going to succeed.
The results of...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
JERUSALEM — While Iran and Syria dominate the international agenda, another issue is percolating on the back burner: talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. When the United Nations General Assembly is over and Israeli Prime Minister...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:19 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Rescue teams were searching Thursday for at least 58 people believed buried in a mudslide after multiple storms battered large swaths of the country, killing nearly 100 people nationwide and leaving thousands stranded or homeless.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:44 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second group out of 104 prisoners to be released as part of peace talks that were renewed during the summer.
The prisoners were serving sentences related to the...