INTERNATIONAL. A private sector working group, consisting of representatives from the Palestinian and Israeli business community, met yesterday in London to finalise a Joint Declaration and Action Plan for revival of the Palestinian economy. The Declaration identifies priority areas, such as movement of people and goods, protection of the activities of investors, good governance, transparency and accountability. The private sector will be the driving force for economic growth and development.
The Declaration will be presented at the Conference on 'Promoting Economic Growth in the We
Posted: April 10, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Benjamin Netanyahu ordered cabinet ministers to stop meeting with their Palestinian counterparts, hours after the U.S. blamed Israel for the breakdown of peace talks.
Posted: April 4, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Netanyahu will not deliver any of the necessary concessions because he is not committed to reaching a peace agreement based on two states for two peoples."
Posted: April 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Palestinians handed over to a U.N. representative and other diplomats applications signed by President Mahmoud Abbas to join 15 international conventions.
Posted: April 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There was no immediate word of any breakthrough and a Palestinian official said Kerry might return to the region to see Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Posted: March 26, 2014
KUWAIT. "We call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Geneva I communique," calling for a peaceful transition of power.
Posted: February 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. He was first hoping to agree a framework to guide the talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Kerry told reporters in Washington.
Posted: January 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. What has characterized the intractability of the conflict in the past remains in play today, which is further aggravated by a faulty framework for the negotiations and a lack of commitment to reach an agreement that would of necessity require mutually painful concessions.
Posted: January 6, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he has given Israeli and Palestinian leaders a deadline to reach a framework agreement that would guide talks on a final peace accord.
Posted: January 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the Middle East today, aiming to get Israelis and Palestinians to agree on the contours of a final peace accord to create momentum for their troubled negotiations.
Posted: December 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The agreement includes an 180-kilometer pipeline northward from Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba to the Dead Sea to channel 100 million cubic meters of water a year.
Posted: November 7, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. "Our observations are coherent with a hypothesis of poisoning, in any case more consistent than with the opposite hypothesis (of no poisoning)."
Posted: November 7, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The Palestinian leader's widow says he was poisoned by radioactive plutonium; Scientists will "answer questions related to their report" at a news conference.
Posted: October 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The first comprehensive study of the potential impact of this "restricted land," released by the World Bank, sets the current loss to the Palestinian economy at about US$3.4 billion.
Posted: September 15, 2013
UAE. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman in particular will have dense urban conglomerations, with 45.1 million people expected to reside in GCC cities by 2020 - 85% of the total estimated population.
Posted: August 13, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Contacts claim that the smugglers caught were Palestinians from Syria who were affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-GC.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.