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May 15, 2018 12:36 AM Erdogan accuses Israel of 'genocide' over Gaza deaths

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of "state terror" and "genocide" after Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul 9

May 12, 2018 2:50 AM White House slams Iran for 'reckless actions' against Israel, Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: The White House on Friday slammed Iran for its "reckless actions" that it warned pose a "severe threat" to stability in the Middle East. The statement came after Iranian forces in Syria were accused by Israel of launching some 20 missiles into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, prompting Israeli strikes against positions held by Iran's Islamic 7

May 4, 2018 8:36 AM Abbas reelected head of Palestine Liberation Organization

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: President Mahmud Abbas was re-elected head of the Palestine Liberation Organization Friday, as the veteran leader seeks to strengthen his control over politics in the occupied West Bank. A four-day meeting of the PLO's parliament, the Palestinian National Council (PNC), which was not attended by Abbas's Islamist rivals 11

May 1, 2018 9:26 AM Iran calls Netanyahu 'infamous liar' over nuclear allegations

TEHRAN: Iran on Tuesday branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an "infamous liar" over his allegations of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi called the accusations that Tehran lied about its nuclear ambitions "worn-out, useless and shameful". Netanyahu's comments came from a "broke and infamous 18

April 12, 2018 3:51 AM Hamas fighter killed in Israel Gaza strike

Israeli soldiers stand on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the central Gaza Strip as they fire a 120 mm mortar shell towards Gaza July 31, 2014. — Reuters picGAZA CITY, April 12 — A fighter from the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas was killed this morning by an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the enclave said. Mohammed 8

April 9, 2018 11:56 AM African migrants in Israel lament Netanyahu’s reversal

The presence of African migrants in Israel has become a political issue. — AFP picTEL AVIV, April 9 — In a park near Tel Aviv’s central bus station, dozens of African migrants waited for Israelis to offer them work, trying to eke out a living in a country where many want them to leave. Only days before, a solution had been announced that would regularise 12

April 2, 2018 3:08 PM Migrants in Israel to resettle in Canada, Germany, Italy: Netanyahu

JERUSALEM: Thousands of African migrants in Israel will be resettled in countries including Canada, Germany and Italy under an agreement reached with the UN refugee agency, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday. "This agreement will allow for the departure from Israel of 16,250 migrants to developed countries, such as Canada, Germany and Italy 10

April 2, 2018 1:48 PM US top court will not revive verdict against Palestinian Authority, PLO

The court declined to hear the families' appeal over the Anti-Terrorism Act— Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 2 — The US Supreme Court today refused to consider reinstating a US$655.5 million (RM2.5 billion) jury award won against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organisation in a case brought by 11 American families over militant attacks 10

April 2, 2018 12:23 PM Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants

JERUSALEM: Israel announced Monday it had reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel a controversial plan to deport African migrants and replace it with a new one that will see thousands sent to Western countries. A minimum of 16,250 migrants will be resettled in unspecified Western nations under the agreement announced in a statement from Prime 9

April 2, 2018 6:32 AM Malaysia calls for swift action over Palestinian issue

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia today called on the international community to act swiftly and decisively to avoid further loss of Palestinian lives,following the protests at the Gaza-Israeli border last Friday. Condemning in the strongest terms Israel's aggression against the Palestinians in the peaceful 'Great Return March', Wisma Putra said in a statement that the excessive 6