Russia said yesterday that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, but the Palestinian ambassador to Moscow said an investigation would continue, Russian news agencies reported.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2013
On a visit to Ireland this week Ben-Dror Yemini, a former political adviser turned Israeli journalist, agreed to a questions and answers session with the Irish Examiner on Israeli/Arab relations and events in the the wider middle east.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013
Nearly five years after Palestinian President Yasser Arafat died by what French doctors called a massive brain haemorrhage, Arab doctors will meet in Jordan to probe rumours Arafat was poisoned – a suspicion that has lingered years after his death.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2009
THE article by Palestinian Delegate-General Dr Hikmat Ajjuri (Irish Examiner, November 12) regarding the origin of Israel and the current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations was not only bitterly partisan and inflammatory, it was riddled with untruths and historical inaccuracies.
Mon, 01 Dec, 2008
The rival Fatah and Hamas movements today agreed on a candidate for prime minister of their emerging coalition government in Palestine, turning to a US-educated professor to end months of infighting and help lift a painful international aid boycott.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2006
Security forces loyal to moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a new militia run by the Hamas-led government paraded through the streets with assault rifles and stared each other down today, competing for control of the Gaza Strip.
Thu, 18 May, 2006
THE list of uncertainties bedeviling the Middle East has grown longer and deeper: Palestinian factions fighting each other in the streets, the relentless insurgency in Iraq, the rising political clout of Islamist militants in Egypt, political uncertainty in Syria and Lebanon.
Sat, 07 Jan, 2006
Powerful explosions ripped apart headquarters and sent water and communication towers crashing to the ground today as Israel destroyed the last of its military facilities in the Gaza Strip and prepared to hand over the territory to the Palestinians early next week.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2005