A Palestinian boy holds the Fatah flag at a rally to support Fatah and commemorate the sixth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death
A Palestinian boy holds the Fatah Flag at a rally in the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in Ramallah, West Bank, commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, November 11, 2010. Thousands of Palestinians gathered from the West Bank to show support for President Abbas and his Fatah Party. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas police banned Fatah supporters from holding a rally to mark the anniversary of Arafat's death. - UPI/Debbie Hill
Hezbollah has taken heavy losses while backing regime forces in Syria, heightening concerns the Shiite movement's heading for a showdown with Sunni jihadists.
Four men were sentenced in a U.S. court in Minnesota to prison for terrorism offenses related to support for Somali organization al-Shabaab.
Hamas and Fatah have agreed to form a unity government in the Gaza Strip within three months, a senior Hamas official said.
The U.N. panel looking into claims of human rights abuses in Syria backed off reports Monday it has evidence rebels used the nerve agent sarin gas.
Syria vowed to retaliate after an apparent Israeli airstrike on the capital Damascus early Sunday.
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A faction fight in Fatah is to blame for recent attacks on the party's leaders in Gaza, the interior ministry said Friday.
An Israeli man was stabbed to death and shot Tuesday in an attack at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank and a suspect was captured, police said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged cooperation Saturday as he announced the beginning of talks on forming a unity government.
The body of a Fatah operative released by Israel in 2011 was discovered on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, Jordanian authorities said.