Obama’s Palestine, Peace Vision

CAIRO – US President Barack Obama wants an independent, democratic, contiguous but demilitarized Palestinian state with Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) as its capital within the next four years.

UN Gaza inquiry ‘to proceed despite Israel’

A UN inquiry into possible war crimes in Gaza will go ahead even if Israel does not co-operate, says Richard Goldstone, who leads the inquiry team.

Jerusalem mayor ‘stepping up demolitions’

The pace of home demolitions in Arab East Jerusalem appears to be increasing under the city's new mayor, an Israeli rights group has warned.

The fight for survival goes on in Sri Lanka amid reports...

Civilians say Tamil Tigers fired at those who fled. Witnesses saw victims of phosphorus bombs.

Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared the country “liberated” from...

Mr Rajapaksa made the announcement in a speech to the country\'s parliament, a day after the army said rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had been killed.

UK medics go on hunger strike after being refused entry into...

Since the 4th of May Hammersmith team has been stuck in Egypt at Rafa crossing. The Group is on humanitarian mission to set up cardiac hospital unit.

EU demands Sri Lanka war inquiry

EU foreign ministers have called for an independent inquiry into alleged war crimes by Tamil Tiger rebels and Sri Lanka's government.

Obama presses Netanyahu over two-state plan

US President Barack Obama has urged visiting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a Palestinian state.

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