Egypt intelligence chief expected in occupied Palestinian territories after truce
Egypt's intelligence chief Abbas Kamel was expected in the occupied Palestinian territories Sunday, a Palestinian minister said, after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ended a flare-up of fighting between Israel and Gaza's rulers Hamas. Kamel was set to meet with Palestinian leadership, Palestinian civil affairs minister Hussein al-Sheikh said on Twitter, following the truce on May 21…
Putin calls for de-escalation in Israel-Palestinian clashes
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to halt fighting in a call with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said the world needs to give Israel a "strong" lesson.
Saudi king calls for 'fair' Palestinian solution in Trump call
Saudi Arabia supports a "fair" solution for the Palestinian cause, King Salman has told Donald Trump in a phone call, as the US President praised the kingdom for opening its airspace to Israel-UAE flights.
Saudi Arabia says no Israel deal without Palestinian peace
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it would not follow the United Arab Emirates and establish diplomatic ties with Israel until the Jewish state had sealed a peace accord with the Palestinians.
Israel blocks Palestinian agricultural exports, escalating trade spat
Israel on Sunday imposed a ban on Palestinian agricultural exports, in a move the Palestinians blasted as a "dangerous" escalation in a five-month trade war.
Palestinian and U.S. leaders blame each other for violence
Palestinian and U.S. leaders blamed each other for a surge of violence, as mourners gathered in the occupied West Bank for the funeral of a Palestinian police officer shot dead during the unrest, and Israel tightened security ahead of Friday Muslim prayers.
Gaza under alert after bombings kill three police officers
Hamas said Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian enclave was placed under a state of alert.
Understanding African governments’ opposition to ICC
African governments are withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) with valid criticisms—but what can be done to make the Court less imbalanced? This is a contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court. African governments are not all withdrawing from the ICC because they fear prosecution—many have very valid critiques. The…
Looking again at “revolution”
The word, “revolution”, is currently enjoying a political and lexical rehabilitation with Nigerians, especially the youths. Though still seen as treasonable, “revolution” is no longer easily associated with evil or lack of patriotism. The type of rehabilitation that “revolution” now enjoys reminds me of the euphoric celebration of “new democracy” in the last decade of…