- New generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest Updated: Oct-06-15 6:26 pm
SURDA, West Bank - A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.
- After weeks of unrest, Palestinian leader appeals for calm Updated: Oct-06-15 3:23 pm
JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday for calm after several weeks of heightened unrest with Israel, saying his people had no interest in any further "escalation" and urging renewed dialogue.
- The Latest: UN chief calls for probe of Palestinian deaths Updated: Oct-06-15 1:42 pm
JERUSALEM - The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israel following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).
- Netanyahu demands Abbas, PA condemn West Bank murder Updated: Oct-02-15 1:32 pm
NEW YORK - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanded that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his government explicitly condemn the murder of an Israeli settler couple by suspected Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank.
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- President Abbas raises Palestinian flag for first time at UN Updated: Sep-30-15 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time on Wednesday with a promise that it will be raised soon in Jerusalem, "the capital of our Palestinian state."
- Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel Updated: Sep-30-15 3:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared before world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide international protection for Palestinians, in the most serious warning yet that he might walk away from engagement with the Jewish state.
- Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians Updated: Sep-28-15 7:53 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a "bombshell" in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.
- Mosque opening in Moscow attended by Putin, Abbas, Erdogan Updated: Sep-23-15 5:57 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has been joined by the Turkish and Palestinian leaders at the ceremonial opening of the Russian capital's new main mosque.
- Vatican flag to be raised at UN just before pope arrives Updated: Sep-21-15 3:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Holy See said Monday the Vatican flag will be raised for the first time at the United Nations just before Pope Francis arrives on Friday morning - without any ceremony.
- Holy See flag to be raised outside UN for pope's arrival Updated: Sep-18-15 6:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The flag of the Holy See will be raised for the first time outside U.N. headquarters the morning of Pope Francis' first visit next week, a United Nations official confirmed Friday.
- Jerusalem's holiest site, a raw nerve in Mideast conflict Updated: Sep-17-15 3:21 pm
JERUSALEM - A rectangular hilltop compound in Jerusalem is ground zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Palestinians expect 'hundreds of leaders' at UN flag-raising Updated: Sep-15-15 2:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations says he expects "hundreds of leaders" to attend the raising of the Palestinian flag outside U.N. headquarters late this month.
- Holy See won't raise flag at UN before pope visits Updated: Sep-09-15 11:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Holy See said Wednesday it will not raise its flag at the United Nations before Pope Francis addresses the world body later this month if the U.N. approves a resolution allowing non-member observer states to fly their flags alongside the 193 member states.
- US-Israel spat over Iran deal may sideline Palestinians Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am
JERUSALEM - In recent months, many in the Middle East had assumed - some in hope, others with concern - that once the Iranian nuclear issue was resolved, the United States would make another push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. But the opposite seems more likely.