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Malaysia to continue seeking solutions for Palestine-Israel conflict

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will continue to play an active role in seeking solutions to the Palestine-Israel conflict and towards the establishment of an independent and sovereign state of Palestine. Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya said the government would continue

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Embattled Netanyahu charged for corruption, won’t quit as PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an “attempted coup”. The charges announced by Attorney General Avichai

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Netanyahu’s nemesis, Gantz, fails to form gov’t

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenger, Benny Gantz, announced yesterday he had failed to form a government by yesterday night deadline, increasing prospects for third nationwide election in Israel in less than a year. Xinhua news agency reported Gantz

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US gets brickbats from allies, rivals at UN for supporting Israeli occupation

UNITED NATIONS: The United States yesterday defended itself at the United Nations against strong opposition from the European Union and other world powers to Trump administration’s declaration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international

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Israeli illegal settlements: Arab League slams US announcement

CAIRO: The Arab League today condemned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement that his country no longer considers Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank to be inconsistent with international law. Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported the pan-Arab organisation

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Dr M: US reversal on illegal Israeli settlements absurd

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the reversal of the United States’ position on Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory is absurd, amounting to legalising land grabs by neighbours of the country. Commenting on reports quoting US

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EU: Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land are illegal

ANKARA: The European Union (EU) yesterday reiterated its stance that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international law. Anadolu Agency reported EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said all Israeli settlement activity was illegal under international law.

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Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border yesterday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms. Islamic Jihad said an Egyptian-mediated truce went into effect at

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Israeli strike in Gaza kills six civilians: medics, residents

GAZA: An Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip killed six members of a Palestinian family today, all of them civilians, medical officials and residents said, bringing the death toll in the territory from a 48-hour surge in fighting to

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Palestinian killed by Israeli Forces on Gaza Strip border

GAZA: A Palestinian man died as a result of Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, Sputnik news agency reported Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for Gaza’s Health Ministry, as saying Saturday. Earlier, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said that Israeli combat

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