KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Nepal is playing against Palestine in the final match of the group stage of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Women's Championship 2024 in Saudi Arabia.

GAZA, Sept 4: Gaza's ruling Hamas Islamists executed five Palestinians on Sunday, two of them on charges of espionage for Israel that dated back to 2015 and 2009, the Interior Ministry said.

GAZA CITY, August 8: A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis.

JERUSALEM, April 15: More than 100 people were wounded Friday in clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli police at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in fresh violence as Jewish and Christian festivals overlap with Ramadan.

GAZA, May 19: Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants kept up cross-border rocket fire, with no firm sign on Wednesday of any imminent ceasefire despite international calls to end more than a week of fighting.

GAZA CITY, May 17: Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on.

GAZA, May 16: Israel bombed the home of Hamas’s chief in Gaza early on Sunday and the Islamist group fired rocket barrages at Tel Aviv as hostilities stretched into a seventh day with no sign of abating.

GAZA CITY, May 15: The Gaza Strip was pounded this week by hundreds of Israeli strikes from sea, land and air, while the enclave’s militant Hamas rulers fired hundreds of rockets into Israel.

JERUSALEM, May 14: Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory, as the two bitter enemies plunged closer to all-out war. Egyptian mediators rushed to Israel for cease-fire efforts but showed no signs of progress.

GAZA, May 13: Hamas launched rockets at Tel Aviv and toward Jerusalem early on Thursday and Israel vowed to keep pummelling the Islamist faction in Gaza despite a prediction by U.S. President Joe Biden that their fiercest hostilities in years might end soon.

If Europe truly wants to drive progress toward peace, it must show courage and conviction. That means recognizing the state of Palestine along pre-1967 borders, thereby helping to balance the scales in negotiations and clarifying the framework for peace.

Paradigm Shift on Palestine

February 20, 2020 09:32 am

TEL AVIV – Nobody should be surprised that US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal is heavily tilted toward the Israelis. What is surprising is that, rather than rejecting Trump’s proposal, the world has left the Palestinians largely on their own.

Where is the world for Palestinians?

February 11, 2020 08:05 am

Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and Palestine embodies none of the ingredients of successful conflict resolution. It reads, not surprisingly, more like a real-estate transaction

Tourists Mean Hope for Palestine

December 30, 2019 08:50 am

Even though Palestine passed the three-million tourist mark in 2019, and that record is expected to be broken again this coming year, unprecedented obstructions threaten to derail this progress

JERUSALEM, Aug 23:  An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said.

Forgetting Palestine

August 22, 2019 00:30 am

Never before in Israel’s history has it been able to develop a foreign policy so free of the Palestinian issue

No economic peace for Palestinians

July 23, 2019 00:30 am

Economic development would go a long way toward stabilizing Palestinian society

JERUSALEM, May 5:  An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip killed an Israeli man Sunday outside a home in the coastal city of Ashkelon amid a massive wave of attacks, marking the first Israeli casualty from rocket fire since the 2014 war with Hamas militants.

No country for Palestinians

April 9, 2019 00:25 am

AMMAN – A bizarre election campaign is heating up in Israel. The incumbent Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has become the first candidate in the country’s history to seek reelection while facing criminal indictments. Meanwhile, the most important topic—the occupation of the Palestinian territories—has not been mentioned, with candidates instead competing over who can be tougher on the Palestinians.

JERUSALEM, April 2: A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces on Tuesday during clashes with troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.

GENEVA, March 18: Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage”, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Monday.

ISTANBUL, March 3: Afghanistan has given $1 million to the main U.N. program for Palestinian refugees.

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees on Tuesday appealed to nations to help it maintain a US$1.2-billion budget in 2019 after it was hit last year by the withdrawal of U.S. funding.

LONDON, Dec 9: Last month, a Jewish organisation in Argentina launched a petition urging people across the region to boycott Roger Waters concerts and calling the former Pink Floyd leader "one of the great anti-Semites of our time".

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Defending champion Nepal has crashed out from the ongoing Bangabandhu Gold Cup tournament held at Sylhet Jilla stadium in Bangladesh on Saturday.

GAZA CITY, Sept 29: Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence.

Flawed policy on Palestine

September 24, 2018 00:30 am

The Palestinians are a proud people. They will not be blackmailed into accepting US-Israeli diktats

CARACAS, Sept 10: Israeli troops shot to death two Palestinian teens Friday during Gaza’s weekly protest known as the March of Return on the Gaza-Israel border, in which Palestinians call for the end of the brutal decade-long Israeli blockade as well as demanding the return of Palestinian refugees to their lands and homes in Israel, a right granted for them by the United Nations.

WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH, Sep 1: The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration.

TEL AVIV, Aug 18: Israeli forces opened fire on a group of Palestinian protesters, killing at least two and injuring over 40, during a demonstration near the eastern Gaza Strip, the Gaza Health Ministry said Friday.

LONDON, June 24: The Labour leader said there has to be a peace process and there has to be a right of the Palestinian people to live in peace. Corbyn declared said if he was successful in his 2022 prime minister bid he would take steps to “very early on” come to “a genuine two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

Nepal goes down to Palestine

September 25, 2017 09:12 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Nepal has wrapped up the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Palestine on Sunday.