Palestinian

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

Agencies RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES:  Palestinians in the occupied West Bank voted Saturday in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party and rival Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The West Bank and Gaza […]

Trump set for first meeting with Palestinian president

Trump set for first meeting with Palestinian president

Agency RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES:  US President Donald Trump meets Mahmud Abbas Wednesday for their first face-to-face talks, with the Palestinian leader hoping the billionaire businessman’s unpredictable approach can inject life into long-stalled peace efforts. Abbas makes the trip to Washington while politically unpopular back home, but hoping Trump can pressure Israel into concessions he believes […]

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

By AFP DAHRIYA:  Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini’s family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some […]

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Agency JERUSALEM: The Palestinians and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years. The security cabinet gave its unanimous backing to the new settlement late on Thursday as what is widely seen as the most right-wing government […]

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House By Reuters Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the 34th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, in […]

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival CULTURAL DESK This is the first time that a Palestinian theatre group, The Freedom Theatre, will perform in the country A scene from a prior production of Palestinian theatre group The Freedom Theatre’s ‘Return to Palestine’. — Photo courtesy The Freedom Theatre This year’s line-up of musical […]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given guard of honour at PM house

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given guard of honour at PM house

ISLAMABAD: President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas was presented with a guard of honour at the prime minister house in Islamabad on Tuesday. The Palestinian leader arrived in the capital on Monday night for a three-day official visit.  President Abbas is accompanied by a seventeen-member delegation including five ministers. It is his third visit to […]