Category: Middle East

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

The custodian of the two Holy Mosques and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died, Saudi Television has announced. State TV says Crown Prince Salman has succeeded King Abdullah, who died at the age of 90….

Japan pledges $100m to rebuild Gaza

During a visit to the region on Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged $100 million for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. In a joint press conference with the Palestinians Authority President Mahmoud Abbas,…

96% of Gaza’s water unfit for use

Some 96 per cent of Gaza’s underground water is unusable as it does not comply with global standards, the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said yesterday. In a statement, the authority said that the water situation…

Abbas accepts gradual Israeli withdrawal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians could accept an Israeli military presence in the West Bank for a three-year transition period as part of a peace deal.  But Abbas says “whoever proposes 10 or 15…