The ghost of Fatah's leader lives on, much though the Israelis wish to be rid of it
The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed from his grave today so international forensic experts could search for additional clues to his death, Palestinian officials said.
The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian investigator said.
Our correspondent meets the legendary Uri Avnery, who roars out against Netanyahu and his government and foresees growing ethnic strife in Israel
Body of former Palestinian leader may be exhumed after polonium is found on clothes
Suha Arafat says Palestinians miss the democratic rule implemented by her husband
The violence grows worse. The Arab League throws up its hands in despair. Madame Clinton may huff and puff at the UN. But the Syrian regime and the stalwarts of the old Baath Party don't budge. Only the Arabs are unsurprised. For Syria – the Mother of One Arab People, as the Baathists would have it – is a tough creature, its rulers among the most tenacious in the Middle East, used to the slings and arrows of their friends as well as their enemies. Syria's "No" to anything but total Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for peace is almost as famous as De Gaulle's "Non" to British entry to the EU.
Palestinian officials were scrambling yesterday to head off a mounting political crisis by claiming that thousands of leaked communiqués documenting unprecedented concessions in favour of Israel were a mixture of fabrications and distortions.
Norwegian author claims the committee behind the coveted award routinely violates the terms of Alfred Nobel's will
Moshe Hirsch was one of the leaders of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish anti-Zionist faction Neturei Karta (Aramaic for "Guards of the City"). He pioneered Neturei Karta's relationship with the Palestinian political leadership, and was described as "Yasser Arafat's minister of Jewish affairs". His activity at the small movement's diplomatic front turned it from a marginal phenomenon in the Jewish world into a world-famous alternative to mainstream Jewish thinking. However conspicuous, though, the group was and remains tiny in membership and influence.
Pakistan 129-8 England 130-3
Eoin Morgan and Kevin Pietersen shared England's best ever stand in Twenty20 cricket to down world champions Pakistan by seven wickets in Dubai today.
Lancashire's new coach is loving his county challenge after pain of England axe
Kent win the toss then lose the plot as Zimbabwean veteran steers Eagles to modest victory target. By Stephen Brenkley at Lord's
England 256-9 Patron's XI