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Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalabi ends hunger strike

Hana Shalabi, reportedly a supporter of the militant Islamic Jihad group, was arrested by Israeli troops in the West Bank in February.

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti calls for new revolt

Marwan Barghouti has urged the Palestinian Authority to immediately halt all security and economic coordination with Israel.

Israeli Supreme Court rejects deal delaying demolition of illegal Migron settlement

The residents of Migron, which was established in 2001 and is the oldest and largest outpost, say they were encouraged to settle in the West Bank by the Israeli government.

Azerbaijan arrests 22 over alleged Iranian plot to attack Israeli & US targets

Contact, a non-government Azerbaijani news site supported by the US National Endowment for Democracy, said the arrests took place between late January and 20 February.

World powers to hold fresh talks with Iran over nuclear program

The EU’s acceptance, which follows the expansion of sanctions by Europe and the US to pressure Tehran to hold back on its nuclear program, paves the way for talks between Iran and the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany to begin next month.

Israel allows Gaza-West Bank exports for first time in five years

Israel says it has allowed goods from Gaza to be exported to the West Bank for the first time since Islamist group Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.

Twin blasts hit Egypt gas pipeline

The attacks are blamed on Islamist militants taking advantage of a post-revolution security vacuum.

Israeli troops raid Palestinian TV stations

Tensions between the Palestinian Authority and Israel have been heightened since diplomatic talks failed.

New Israeli ambassador to Egypt takes office, solidifying ties

Yaacov Amitai replaces Yitzhak Levanon, who was evacuated from Cairo in September along with the rest of the mission’s staff and their families after rioters stormed the Israeli embassy following the shooting of an Egyptian policeman on the Israel/Egypt border.
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