US welcomes Israel’s release of funds to Palestinian Authority

Friday, 27 March 2015 14:18

State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke commented Friday after Israel announced the release of frozen tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority: “We think it’s an important step.” The move, he added, would benefit the Palestinian people. Having a functioning PA is important to stability in the West Bank.

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At least 9 killed in al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel

Friday, 27 March 2015 14:17

Somali elite soldiers poured into the Maka-Mukarramah Hotel in Mogadishu, where four al-Shabaab terrorists were holed up Friday after exploding a car at the gate and storming the hotel, which is frequented by government officials. At least nine people were killed in the attack and several civilians trapped inside.

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U.S. Gives Cool Reception to French Peace Talks Initiative

Friday, 27 March 2015 14:01

"Let's not get ahead of ourselves," says American official after France announces new UN resolution on Israel-PA talks.

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Netanyahu renews tax revenue transfers to Palestinian Authority

Friday, 27 March 2015 13:47

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Friday ordered the release of frozen tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority. The funds were suspended three months after the PA filed war crimes allegations against Israel at the International Court in The Hague. Netanyahu accounted for his decision to release the funds, parts of which will cover PA indebtedness to Israel for electricity, water and medical costs, by the humanitarian distress in the Palestinian area and Israel’s wider interests. “In the deteriorating situation in the Middle East, it behooves us to act responsibly and prudently, while taking a strong stand against extremists.”

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Nasrallah: Israel Should be Targeted, Not Yemen

Friday, 27 March 2015 13:31

Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi Arabia for launching airstrikes against Houthi rebels, saying it should lead a campaign against Israel.

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Hamas seeks to restore ties with Syria, denies past support for rebels

Friday, 27 March 2015 13:23

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“Hamas does not fight any Arab regime or any Arab society and does not interfere in the internal affairs of any society," a Hamas representative claimed, despite evidence that it had trained rebels.

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Hamas: Amnesty Report 'Adopts the Israeli Version' of the Story

Friday, 27 March 2015 12:44

Hamas criticizes a report by Amnesty International accusing the group of war crimes as being unbalanced.

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Washington Welcomes Israel's Decision to Unfreeze PA Taxes

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:55

State Department spokesman says Israel's decision to release frozen tax revenue to the PA is "an important step".

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British Foreign Secretary Ready to Join Iran Talks

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:06

In the latest sign a nuclear deal is imminent, Britain’s Philip Hammond says he was ready to join the talks this weekend.

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'Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks,' US says

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:41

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Rouhani's move to reach out to the leaders of the six powers is "hopefully a sign that Iran is ready to make some of the tough decisions," a senior State Department official said.

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Hamas Denounces EU Decision to Keep it on Terror Blacklist

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:13

Hamas spokesman says EU's decision to keep the group on its terrorism blacklist "encourages the occupation to continue its crimes".

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France to Push for New UN Resolution on Israel-PA Peace

Friday, 27 March 2015 09:26

France plans to begin talks on a new Security Council resolution to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects.

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