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Palestinian factions declare ceasefire after deadly Gaza violence

09 August, 2018

It was the third major escalation since July and came despite attempts by UN officials and Egypt to secure a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas.

Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari Emir

09 August, 2018

Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Qatar to meet with the country's Emir to discuss the Palestinian issue amid efforts by the US to push for a controversial peace plan.

Colombia joins most South American countries, recognises Palestinian statehood

08 August, 2018

The South American nation had been only one of two nations in the region that had not yet recognised Palestine as an independent state.

'Mutiny' at UNRWA in Gaza after job cuts: official

08 August, 2018

Staff are angry at redundancies and a scaling back of operations after the Trump administration pulled $300 million in annual funding.

Swedish pro-Gaza ship activists deported from Israel

08 August, 2018

The UN and human rights groups have appealed to Israel to end the siege on Gaza, which has had a devastating impact on the two million Palestinians living there.

Gaza: Talks for Israel ceasefire 'in final stages'

08 August, 2018

Talks mediated by the UN and Egypt over a deal to defuse tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip are in "advanced stages," according to a Hamas official

Russia sides with Saudi Arabia as Canada dispute escalates

08 August, 2018

Russia voiced support for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday amid an ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada, accusing the country of "politicising" human rights.

Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

08 August, 2018

Jakarta has signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority to allow a number of products made in Palestine into Indonesia tax free.

UN urges Israel to allow emergency aid into Gaza

08 August, 2018

The UN has urged Israel to allow fuel to enter the besieged Gaza Strip as the humanitarian crisis in the enclave persists.

Israel frees Palestinian prisoner after 20 day hunger strike

08 August, 2018

The Israeli Prison Services freed 27-year-old Mohammed Rimawi after he conducted a 20 day hunger strike.

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