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  • West Bank Home Torched in Suspected Settler Attack

    West Bank Home Torched in Suspected Settler Attack

    Suspected Jewish extremists firebombed a house in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank early today, its mayor told AFP, pointing the finger of blame at local settlers.

  • Israel Approves 78 New Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

    Israel Approves 78 New Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

    Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements on West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a synagogue.

  • World Bank Approves $285 Million to Fight Ebola

    World Bank Approves $285 Million to Fight Ebola

    The World Bank has approved a grant of $285 million to finance the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis.

  • World Bank Boss Plans Fund For Next Ebola Crisis

    World Bank Boss Plans Fund For Next Ebola Crisis

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says a proposed global emergency fund to contain the next Ebola outbreak would also provide an incentive for drug companies to develop vaccines and treatments to fight future pandemics.

  • John Kerry to Meet Mahmud Abbas as New Israeli Settlements Fan Tensions

    John Kerry to Meet Mahmud Abbas as New Israeli Settlements Fan Tensions

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is set for talks on Thursday with the Palestinian leader on easing regional tensions, after Israel approved new settler homes in east Jerusalem despite mounting unrest.

  • Israeli Border Policeman Arrested Over Palestinian Boy's Killing

    Israeli Border Policeman Arrested Over Palestinian Boy's Killing

    Israeli police have arrested a paramilitary border policeman over the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank in May, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

  • Wave of Violence Fuels Israeli-Palestinian Tension: Timeline

    Wave of Violence Fuels Israeli-Palestinian Tension: Timeline

    It has been a difficult year for Israelis and Palestinians, with the failure of peace talks and a string of violent incidents that shows no signs of ending. Here is a look at some key recent events:

  • From Jail, Palestinian Leader Urges 'Armed Resistance'

    From Jail, Palestinian Leader Urges 'Armed Resistance'

    Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghuti urged the Palestinian leadership to give its backing to "armed resistance" against Israel in a letter published on Tuesday as a wave of violence surged.

  • Israeli Killings Hike Tensions Ahead of Yasser Arafat Anniversary

    Israeli Killings Hike Tensions Ahead of Yasser Arafat Anniversary

    The fatal stabbing of two young Israelis further heightened tensions as Palestinians were set today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of iconic leader Yasser Arafat.

  • Unrest Spreads as Israeli Woman Killed in Knife Attacks

    Unrest Spreads as Israeli Woman Killed in Knife Attacks

    An Israeli woman was killed and three others wounded on Monday in two separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across Israel and the occupied West Bank.

  • Israeli Soldier and Woman Stabbed to Death by Palestinians

    Israeli Soldier and Woman Stabbed to Death by Palestinians

    An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank on Monday, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

  • Three Dead In Palestinian Car Ramming Incident

    Three Dead In Palestinian Car Ramming Incident

    An Israeli man injured in an attack in which a Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians died of his injuries on Friday, a hospital official said, taking to three the death toll in the incident, including the assailant shot dead at the scene.

  • Ebola Countries to Get $450 Million in Financing

    Ebola Countries to Get $450 Million in Financing

    A new private sector initiative announced Wednesday will provide at least $450 million in commercial financing to the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment and employment.

  • World Bank Brings Ebola Funding to Nearly $1 Billion

    World Bank Brings Ebola Funding to Nearly $1 Billion

    The World Bank's private sector arm pledged $450 million on Wednesday to support trade, investment and employment in the three West African countries affected the most by the deadly Ebola outbreak.

  • West Bengal Zoo First to Win Earth Heroes Award

    West Bengal Zoo First to Win Earth Heroes Award

    West Bengal's Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP), India's largest high altitude zoo, has become the first to be selected for the prestigious Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Earth Heroes Awards 2014.

  • Israel Advances Plan for 500 Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

    Israel Advances Plan for 500 Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

    An Israeli government committee on Monday advanced plans for 500 settler homes in East Jerusalem, an official said, in the face of disapproval from the United States at construction on occupied Palestinian land.

  • Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, Progress in Liberia

    Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, Progress in Liberia

    Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

  • World Bank Gives $100 Million for Ebola Health Workers

    World Bank Gives $100 Million for Ebola Health Workers

    The World Bank said on Thursday it was immediately providing $100 million to support the deployment of more health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa.

  • 5,000 Ebola Health Workers Needed in West Africa: World Bank President

    5,000 Ebola Health Workers Needed in West Africa: World Bank President

    The president of the World Bank says that Ebola-effected countries in West Africa need at least 5,000 more health workers to effectively fight the epidemic.

  • Brent Drops Below $86 After Goldman Cuts Price Forecasts

    Brent Drops Below $86 After Goldman Cuts Price Forecasts

    The US investment bank said in a research note on Sunday that it had cut its forecast for West Texas Intermediate to $75 a barrel from $90 and that for Brent to $85 from $100, with rising production in non-OPEC countries outside North America expecte...

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