How Saudi’s late King Abdullah sought to break Arafat from Israeli siege

Saturday, 25 March 2017

A former White House interpreter and advisor has told Al Arabiya how King Abdullah al-Saud sought to break the siege imposed by Israeli forces on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and his residence.Jamal Hilal, a former advisor to the White House and state department told Al Arabiya’s “Political Memory” program that King Abdullah visited America as a crown prince and met with former US President George W. Bush at the same time as Israeli forces besieged Palestinian leader ...

Netanyahu won’t allow street to be named after Arafat

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday not to allow a street in an Arab Israeli town to be named after late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat - promising new legislation if needed.The small Arab Israeli town of Jatt recently inaugurated Yasser Arafat street in honor of the former Palestinian president, seen as a hero among Palestinians and many Arab Israelis.Arab Israelis are descendants of Palestinians who remained after Israel's creation in 1948 and account for about 17.5 percent of the ...

What was behind Fidel Castro’s strong ties with the Middle East?

Sunday, 27 November 2016

The charisma of Fidel Castro was a powerful magnet for newly independent countries

Palestinians open Arafat’s bedroom to public

Monday, 7 November 2016

The room has only a single bed and small closet that barely holds four suits, a few checkered headscarves and shirts

25 years later, Gulf War still shapes tiny, oil-rich Kuwait

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The Iraqi occupation and its aftermath still shapes life in this tiny emirate at the tip of the Persian Gulf

Palestinian team ‘identifies Arafat assassin’

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Head of the Palestinian team investigating Arafat’s death has once again accused Israel without providing further details

Mahmoud Abbas: Should I stay or should I go now?

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

whenever Mahmoud Abbas leaves office, it is very unlikely that he will fulfil his great dream of presiding over an independent Palestinian state

Yossi Mekelberg

French prosecutor requests Arafat death probe be shelved

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

A French prosecutor has said there was no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

French judges end enquiry into Arafat’s 2004 death

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The prosecutor now has three months to prepare his submissions on whether to dismiss the case or put it forward to court

WikiLeaks asks Twitter users for their Christmas wish list

Friday, 26 December 2014

The Twitter responses highlight just how murky international politics can be

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