Sneak Peek: The Colour of Olives
Sep 9, 2014
India | Press Trust of India | Friday September 19, 2014
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government was determined to cover every Gram Panchayat with a bank branch to promote financial inclusion in the rural sector.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 16, 2014
Israeli police said Tuesday they arrested 22 Palestinians in annexed Arab east Jerusalem overnight on suspicion of throwing stones and petrol bombs, as three months of protests showed no let-up.
World | Reuters | Thursday September 11, 2014
Some of the world's most gruesome diseases are finally getting a bit of attention.
World | Reuters | Wednesday September 10, 2014
Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian on Wednesday during a raid on a West Bank refugee camp, Palestinian medics and the Israeli military said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 7, 2014
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.
India | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Niha Masih and Manas Roshan) | Sunday September 7, 2014
In the village of Adikicherla in Telangana, two hours west of Hyderabad, they wait for a man on motorcycle who will bring their NREGA wages.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 2, 2014
Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 2, 2014
A Palestinian opinion poll suggests Hamas' popularity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has risen dramatically following its war against Israel.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 2, 2014
Israel faced increasing pressure on Monday, including from the United States, after saying it plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.
World | Isabel Kershner, The New York Times | Monday September 1, 2014
Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem - a step that could herald significant Israeli construction in the area - defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement expansion an...
World | Steven Erlanger, The New York Times | Friday August 29, 2014
A branch of Sainsbury's grocery store removed kosher products from its shelves, it said, to prevent anti-Israel demonstrations.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 28, 2014
The worst ever Ebola outbreak is causing enormous damage to West African economies as foreign businessmen quit the region, the African Development Bank said, while a leading medical charity branded the international response "entirely inadequate."
World | Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times | Tuesday August 26, 2014
"All the places where I used to train are leveled," he said. "I'm handcuffed."
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 25, 2014
Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 25, 2014
Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state.
World | Reuters | Monday August 18, 2014
Israeli troops on Monday demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army said.
World | Reuters | Monday August 18, 2014
Israeli troops on Monday demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army said.
"Once its children are buried, Gaza will rebuild defenses for the next battle"
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 15, 2014
First Israel's Iron Dome air defence system protected millions from rocket attacks. Now the state is assembling a "legal Iron Dome" to defend itself against potential allegations of war crimes in Gaza.