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Qatar has put itself solidly behind fellow Arab states that have decided to take Israel to the International Court of Justice for killing nine activists in a raid on Gaza-bound aid ships on Monday, and said it would meet all the expenses to be incurred on the legal proceedings. Qatar has also said it would […]

Israeli commandos have attacked to Aid Flotilla, killing more than 10 peace activists headed to Gaza from 50 countries. Agencies said more than 10 people died 80 wounded. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals. Six Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara […]

Israel has rejected two proposals from Qatar to restore diplomatic relations and let Israel reopen its office in the capital of Doha. A senior source in Jerusalem said that in return for renewed diplomatic relations, the Qataris demanded that they be allowed to carry out a series of reconstruction projects in the Gaza Strip and […]

The activists in the Palestine convoy started a protest after Egyptian authorities attempted to confiscate 57 vehicles belonging to American members of the convoy. The 500 protesters broke the port gates and set up a barricade with two trailers. Hundreds of Egyptian riot police sealed off the port. The protest was initiated after Egyptian authorities […]

Arab League chief Amr Mussa arrived in Yemen on Saturday in the first leg of a regional tour aimed at healing a rift that opened between Arab states during the 22-day war in Gaza, a spokesman said. Mussa will try “to clear the air and to examine ways to deal with the current situation,” Arab […]

Qatar’s prime minister yesterday sought the Turkish government’s support in organizing an international conference for the reconstruction of Gaza. In Ankara, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Hamid bin Casim Cabir el Thani, to talk about Middle East peace. “We would like to organize an international conference for the reconstruction […]

Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani told Erdogan that his country desired to organize an international conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in the coming days, and asked for Turkey’s support for such an initiative, the Anatolian Agency reported. Al-Thani also said Qatar highly appreciated Turkey’s sensitivity regarding regional peace and the […]

French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday met Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani and US Middle East envoy George Mitchell, seeking to boost prospects for reviving Israeli-Arab peace talks. Sarkozy, who with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak helped broker a Gaza ceasefire last month, later held talks with Palestinian […]

Paris, France: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Qatar’s Shaikh Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani are meeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Sarkozy had taken an active role in helping broker a ceasefire for Israel’s recent offensive in the Gaza Strip. Qatar has also emerged as a regional mediator after […]

Israel’s President Shimon Peres had launched a fiery defense of his country’s assault on Gaza over the past month and, with a raised voice and pointed finger, questioned what Erdogan would do if rockets were fired at Istanbul every night. As the debate, which also included United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Arab League […]