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U.S. cut in aid amounts to 'cheap blackmail,' Palestinians say

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:53 PM

'The rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale,' says a member of PLO's executive committee

TENT PROTEST. Palestinians gather at the site of a tent protest on April 8, 2018, on the Israel-Gaza border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

Jan 15, 2017 - 10:19 PM

UPDATED Around 70 countries attending talks in Paris calls on the two sides to avoid moves that prejudge the outcome of negotiations on final status issues including inter alia Jerusalem borders security refugees

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech at the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. Bertrand Guay/Pool/AFP

PLO rejects idea of joining Yarmuk fighting

Apr 11, 2015 - 2:26 AM

We refused to drag our people and their camps into the hellish conflict which is happening in Syria

Palestine joins International Criminal Court

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:19 PM

The Palestinians call on Israel to also join the global court which was set up in 2002 to try crimes against humanity war crimes and genocide

A woman walks up to the offices of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, 01 July 2002. Robin Utrecht/EPA/ANP/AFP

Can bees help end hidden hunger?

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM

The continuous decline in the world s bee population puts public health in developing countries at risk according to a study conducted by US scientists

Ebola could end in Liberia by June – study

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:57 AM

If the trend toward better hospitalization and preventive care continues in Liberia researchers at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University say the end of the deadly ordeal may be in sight

Red cross workers, wearing protective suits, carry the body of a person who died from Ebola during a burial for victims of the virus, in Monrovia, on January 5, 2015. Zoom Dosso/AFP

269,000 tons of plastic litter world's oceans – study

Dec 11, 2014 - 8:52 AM

The findings show that larger plastic debris usually lingers around the coast but gets churned into tiny particles further from shore – and make their way into the food chain

SHARING THE WATER. Fish swim near a plastic bag along a coral reef off the coast of the Red Sea resort town of Naama Bay, Egypt, 01 August 2007. Mike Nelson/EPA

Israel says UK Palestine vote undermines peace prospects

Oct 14, 2014 - 3:34 PM

This comes after British MPs voted 274 to 12 for a non binding motion to recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution

The Palace of Westminister, July 2008. Mgimelfarb/Wikipedia

Israel pounds Gaza as Palestinians urge resumption of truce talks

Aug 10, 2014 - 8:15 AM

Britain France and Germany urge Israel and Hamas to agree a truce at once

A picture taken at sunset on August 9, 2014 from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border shows destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes pummelled Gaza with 50 air strikes that killed eight Palestinians on August 8, 2014 as militants slammed 25 rockets into Israel amid mounting calls for a fresh ceasefire. AFP PHOTO/DAVID BUIMOVITCH

Israel pounds Gaza as mediators try to rescue truce

Aug 09, 2014 - 4:49 PM

UPDATED Israeli warplanes pummel Gaza with 50 air strikes killing 5 Palestinians Saturday August 9 as militants slam 23 rockets into Israel defying international efforts to find a fresh ceasefire

EARLY-MORNING STRIKE. Smoke and fire billow following an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip early on August 9, 2014. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs – study

Jul 24, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Our study suggests not only that dogs do engage in what appear to be jealous behaviors but also that they were seeking to break up the connection between the owner and a seeming rival

Two puppies smell each other during a dogs reunion at the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, 15 March 2014. Robert Ghement/EPA

Abbas, Hamas chief hold first talks since unity deal

May 05, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The two leaders are expected to discuss the reconciliation agreement and how to implement it

Palestinians to consider 'all options' in response to Israel

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:24 AM

Chief Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erakat puts the blame for the failure of peace talks on Israel

Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal – Hamas

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Rival Palestinian movements agrees to form a unity government within 5 weeks to end 7 years of divided administration

US regulators probing cardio risks in testosterone products

Feb 01, 2014 - 9:21 AM

A recent study reveals men aged 65 and older being treated with testosterone were twice as likely to suffer heart attacks in the month after they began treatment

Scientists study evolution of 'Little Red Riding Hood'

Nov 14, 2013 - 9:26 AM

The project shows Little Red Riding Hood shares a common but ancient root with another popular international folk tale The Wolf and the Kids

Detail of a "Little Red Riding Hood" illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1909. Public domain/Via Wikipedia

Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay' - study

May 02, 2013 - 9:31 AM

Playing videogames can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory reasoning and visual processing

Erectile dysfunction signals heart troubles: study

Jan 30, 2013 - 1:26 PM

The Australian study the world s largest investigating links between erection problems and heart disease suggested erection problems could act as a warning sign of more serious health issues

Air strike 'kills 60;' peace envoy Brahimi arrives in Syria

Dec 24, 2012 - 6:44 AM

The air strike is considered one of the deadliest incidents in the Syrian conflict the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

Clinton: Israeli settlement expansion a 'setback' for peace

Dec 01, 2012 - 1:14 PM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Obama administration like previous administrations regards the move to build settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem counterproductive