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China says its committed to peace in the Middle East

China says its committed to peace in the Middle East

China will host a symposium between Israel and the Palestinians later this year, an official said on Tuesday, as president Xi Jinping vowed to "ceaselessly" contribute towards peace in the region.

Security tight, holy site shut after Jerusalem attack

Security tight, holy site shut after Jerusalem attack

Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Abbas calls Israeli settler law an 'attack' on Palestinians

Abbas calls Israeli settler law an 'attack' on Palestinians

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday called a new Israeli law legalising dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land an "attack against our people".

Palestinian president Abbas re-elected as Fatah leader

Palestinian president Abbas re-elected as Fatah leader

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas was re-elected leader of his Fatah party on Tuesday during the movement's first congress in seven years, a Fatah spokesman said.

Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state

Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas's office on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to work towards a Palestinian state, with peace efforts with Israel long at a standstill.

World leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.

Israel approves plans for more than 200 new settler homes

Israel approves plans for more than 200 new settler homes

Israel has approved plans for more than 200 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, adding to a sharp increase in settlement projects so far this year, Israeli campaigners said on Thursday.