The Palestinian flag flies beside the flag of the United Nations after being raised by President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday accused Israel of sabotaging US efforts to broker peace and said that Israeli security operations at the(...)

Supporters of Palestine’s  football team cheer and fly their national flag during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against the United Arab Emirates,  in the occupied West Bank this week. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters 1:25

Palestinians overwhelmingly won the right to fly their national flag in front of the United Nations headquarters, a symbolic step opposed by Israel an(...)

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her teacher Riham Dawabsha, at Douma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, on Monday. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Thousands of Palestinians turned out on Monday in the West Bank village of Duma for the funeral of Riham Dawabsha, who was severely burned in an ar(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Israel’s parliament on Thursday passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the(...)

Israeli paramilitary police  stand in front of Jewish settlers protesting the demolition of two partially-built dwellings in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El near Ramallah. Photograph: Emil Salman/Reuters

The Palestinian Authority has condemned Israel’s decision to build 300 new homes in the West Bank settlement of Beit El as compensation for the des(...)

Anti-Houthi  fighters  prepare to go to the frontline  in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

From exile in Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s vice president Khaled Bahah yesterday declared the “liberation” of Aden after four months of deadly and destructiv(...)

Out of this desperation will IS find a base? .... Palestinian children play in the rubble of houses destroyed during the  Gaza  war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014 Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

One of the more puzzling aspects of the politics of conflict in the Middle East has been the failure of Islamic State to take up the cause of the Pale(...)

The mother of Palestinian youth Mohammed Sami al-Ksbeh during his funeral in Qalandiya refugee camp, near Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Israeli troops have killed a 17-year-old Palestinian protester amid a surge in West Bank violence, coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.(...)

A Palestinian man  waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Israel has claimed the Israel Defence Forces’ operation in Gaza last summer was a moral, defensive war conducted in accordance with international law.(...)

Rawabi will have 23 neighbourhoods, schools, mosque, church, shops,  commercial centre, restaurants and cafes, cinemas and an amphitheatre. Photograph:  Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

Rawabi is the first new town to be built by Palestinians on Palestinian soil for as long as anyone can remember. Doubting Palestinians, Israelis oppos(...)