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Palestinian negotiator to push statehood case with Kerry

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JERUSALEM - Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will present plans to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday calling for a time table on ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinian officials said.

Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

JERUSALEM - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defence minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

World, Syria, 02 Sep 2014

End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

JERUSALEM - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.

World, 02 Sep 2014

Palestinian negotiator to push statehood case with Kerry

JERUSALEM - Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will present plans to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday calling for a time table on ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinian officials said.

World, 02 Sep 2014

Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares

RAMALLAH West Bank - Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found.

World, 02 Sep 2014

Kaleidoscope of flags marks Belfast's sectarian fault lines

BELFAST - In Northern Ireland, the flags of Israel and the Palestinians are potent symbols of conflict - but here they divide Catholics and Protestants rather than Jews and Muslims.

World, 02 Sep 2014

U.N., Fiji say no word on location of peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued as the United Nations said it had no word on the troops' whereabouts.

World, Syria, 01 Sep 2014

Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

Top News, World 01 Sep 2014

Fiji says no word on location of UN peacekeepers seized in Golan Heights

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - T he head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued as the United Nations said it had no word on the troops whereabouts.

World, Syria, 31 Aug 2014

Peacekeepers on Golan moved to safe area, U.N. and Philippines say

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - All the Philippine U.N. peacekeepers trapped by Islamist militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have been moved to a secure place, the United Nations and the Philippines said.