May 24, 2013
Palestinians are sceptical Israel will agree to stop settlement activity to resume talks. Vita Bekker reports from Tel Aviv Read Article Palestinians pessimistic about Kerry's peace prospects
May 22, 2013
Exchange adds to fears Syria's civil war could create further regional instability. Hugh Naylor reports from Jerusalem Read Article Israel warns Assad over Golan Heights exchange of fire
May 21, 2013
Israel's chief negotiator with the Palestinians, Tzipi Livni, says resuming negotiations is 'first and foremost an Israeli interest'. Read Article Livni says stalemate 'harmful for Israel' as Palestinian narrative gains traction
Syria said its troops destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed into its territory, but Israel denies the report. Read Article Syria, Israel exchange fire over Golan Heights ceasefire line
The United States secretary of state is heading back to the region to press his case for Syrian peace talks. Read Article Kerry returns to Mideast to advance peace plans
May 20, 2013
Israel accuses Palestinians of 'politicising' United Nations investigative mission to the Old City in annexed East Jerusalem, cancelling visit arranged in 2010.
Read Article Israel calls off Unesco mission to Jerusalem
Israeli prime minister says Israel is prepared to take action in the future and is 'preparing for every scenario' in the Syrian conflict. Read Article Netanyahu warns of more Israeli strikes on Syria
Israel has completed an investigation into a decade-old French TV report that claimed Israeli forces killed a Palestinian boy in a gunbattle with Palestinian militants, saying the video was misleading and unfairly blamed Israel. Read Article Israel denies its forces killed Palestinian boy
Dozens of police expand protest by blocking Al Awja border crossing 40 kilometres south of Rafah, used by vehicles that carry goods between the two countries.
Read Article Egyptian police continue to block Israel border crossing
May 19, 2013
Critics blast the government of Benjamin Netanyahu for its cool response to peace deal with former PM Ehud Olmert calling it 'an opportunity that must be seized'. Hugh Naylor reports from Tel Aviv Read Article Kerry returns to region after Israelis snub Arab Peace Initiative
Following the 1948 war, Israeli librarians rushed to collect 30,000 mostly Arabic books from the houses of Jerusalem's prominent Palestinian families. Now, the families want their books back. Vita Bekker reports from Tel Aviv Read Article Palestinian activists sue Israel for the return of 6,000 books
May 17, 2013
Gazans craving fast food are paying exorbitant prices for cold chicken and soggy chips brought in through smugglers' tunnels. Hugh Naylor reports from Ramallah Read Article KFC: cooked a secret way, delivered a secret way
Israel plans to declare legal four unauthorised West Bank settler outposts, a court document showed yesterday, days before US secretary of state John Kerry returns to the region to try to restart peace talks.
Read Article Israel to authorise four West Bank settler outposts
The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to visitors in 2015, but one of the most crucial phases of construction is well under way. Louvre Abu Dhabi is a modern marvel in the making
As Al Ain's title coronation was being completed, coach Olaroiu was already putting in place plans for yet more success. Onward and upward for Cosmin Olaroiu at Al Ain next season
Your budget may not allow for the services of an interior designer but these tips will help you create a home that looks like its been put together by a pro. Design like a pro with our expert tips
A discussion at Manarat Al Saadiyat will examine the art and photography of European artists travelling 'through the lights and images' of this region, writes Nick Leech
The Orient, expressed in Abu Dhabi
Freshly relegated, no better time for a youth movement than the present, writes Paul Radley. UAE rugby hope the kids are all right
In 1992, Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent initially opposed an effort by a Japanese mogul to purchase the Seattle Mariners. Expect more to come. Global shift in North American sport
Companies tasked with making scale models to announce developments in Dubai report business is picking up. In pictures: Business picks up for UAE property model makers
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