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Meanwhile, UN claims “important progress” in Libyan peace talks
Talks will include Arab financial safety nets for Palestinians, says Fatah leader
President also meets Jewish Congress president, a businessman and one of the biggest sponsors of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
The country was ranked 13th in the new Global Terrorism Index report
Egyptian foreign ministry views Israel land seizure as hindrance to peace talks
The extension comes to provide more time for the indirect negotiations taking place in Cairo, says Egyptian foreign ministry
Dr Cesar Chelala Growing up in Tucuman, a town in the North of Argentina, I had the opportunity to see a small example of peaceful coexistence and collaboration between Arabs and Jews. I was reminded of that experience after reading an article by Uri Avnery, one of the leading peace activists in Israel. Tucuman, a medium-size city …
AFP – Israel’s government is boycotting its Palestinian counterpart with relations to a new low, and when their two presidents join Pope Francis in a Vatican prayer for peace on Sunday politics are likely to be absent. Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas have been acquaintances for years and held peace …
This is the first time the committee has convened in nine years and comes ahead of talks at the level of the foreign ministers
The top US diplomat, who has made the quest for a long-elusive peace treaty his personal holy grail, was blindsided late Tuesday as minutes before a press conference at the NATO headquarters, both sides went rogue.
Building on the spirit of their 2007 Joint Strategy, Africa and the European Union will discuss as equal partners how to deepen cooperation under these three areas.
By Dr Cesar Chelala Richard Falk, United Nations rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories accused Israel last week of “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians. Speaking at a press conference, he said that Israeli policies bore “unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing”. “Every increment of enlarging the settlements or every incident of house demolition is a …
By Dr James Zogby Two decades after Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed an interim peace agreement in Washington, DC, the task of achieving a final resolution to the conflict has become significantly more difficult. Not only have the physical impediments to peace grown – for example, the number of Israeli settlers living on occupied Palestinian …
The United Nations warned Friday that more than 2,700 refugees had poured across the Lebanese border as the Syrian army carries out an offensive in the Qalamun mountains and heads towards the opposition-held town of Yabrud.
Security will only be achieved through peace, says Egypt’s envoy
Fahmy attends Arab Peace Initiative meeting in Paris
US Secretary of State John Kerry hurtles into 2014 with a trip to the Middle East Wednesday, hoping to make this the year Israel and the Palestinians seal a long-elusive peace deal
Egypt remains a point of contention bet6ween the rival groups
The Arab League held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss Palestinian-Israeli negotiations
This is Abbas’s third visit to the Egyptian capital since July
Music has always been regarded as a catalyst for social change. In this report for Africa Renewal, Dana Da Silva writes that African music is evolving in a way that it is becoming entertainment-oriented and less of a tool to mobilise against society’s ills.
Ban hailed efforts by the United States and Russia, and UN and Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi to pave the way for the conference.
Shtayyeh held Israel “completely responsible for the failure of negotiations, because of the continuation and escalation of settlement building.”
Shtayyeh, who has been deeply involved in the talks since they began at the end of July, described a bad deal as “an agreement based upon Israeli colonial ambitions rather than upon internationally accepted principles of international law”.
Speaking shortly afterwards, US Secretary of State John Kerry said any decision by the opposition to take part in talks would be a “big step.”
Kerry: “I think Rowhani’s comments have been very positive, but everything needs to be put to the test and we’ll see where we go”
Egypt celebrates the International Day of Peace for the fourth year
Foreign minister assures French and US counterparts on situation in Egypt and discusses regional issues
The United Nations is making a desperate new push for a Syria peace conference even as the United States prepares a possible military strike
UN envoy for Middle East peace discusses ongoing efforts with foreign minister