Palestinian unity government sworn in

Palestinian unity government sworn in

(VOVworld) - The Palestinian unity government has been sworn in by President Mahmoud Abbas. The ceremony took place Monday in Ramallah, the Palestinian seat of government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The...
Palestine and Israel miss a chance for peace

Palestine and Israel miss a chance for peace

(VOVworld)- Launched 8 months ago and backed by the US, the Middle East peace initiative of US Secretary of State John Kerry failed to meet its deadline. Instead of reaching a framework agreement on...
Hamas is banned to operate in Egypt

Hamas is banned to operate in Egypt

(VOVworld) – The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters decided on Tuesday to ban all activities by the Palestinian Hamas movement and confiscate its headquarters in Cairo
Fragile ceasefire agreement in Middle East

Fragile ceasefire agreement in Middle East

(VOVworld) - A ceasefire between the Israeli government and the Islamist Hamas movement that runs the Gaza Strip has taken effect since 19 GMT on Thursday. After a series of international diplomatic efforts,...
Mahmoud Abbas to lead Palestinian interim government

Mahmoud Abbas to lead Palestinian interim government

(VOVworld) Rival Palestinian factions have agreed to accept President Mahmoud Abbas as head of an interim government that will oversee preparations for presidential and legislative elections. Hamas and Abbas's...