World Bulletin/News Desk
Hamas, the movement ruling the Gaza Strip, slammed on Monday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of rival Fatah, for agreeing to return to the negotiating table with Israel.
Restarting direct negotiations with Israel under US sponsorship is "a unilateral, outlying step that doesn't express the Palestinian people's stance," Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, told Anadolu Agency.
He insisted that the negotiations "have great dangers on the Palestinian cause and they only benefit Israel."
Palestinian and Israeli negotiating teams will meet Monday and Tuesday in Washington for the first time since the negotiations broke down in 2010.
The meeting was the result of six Middle East trips and shuttle diplomacy by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
The Palestinians are going to Washington without a clear Israeli commitment to freeze the building of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians want as a future capital.
Instead, Israel would be applying partial moratorium on construction in certain settlements that don’t include expansion of major settlement blocs in the West Bank.
Israel would also release 104 Palestinian prisoners who have been in jail since before the 1993 Oslo peace deal between the two sides, but their release would be subject to progress made on the final-status negotiations.
Two demonstrators were killed, 25 protesters injured when clashes broke out late between riot police and residents demanding better living conditions
Thousands took to the streets soon after the incident, blocking roads in several districts.
Egypt court drops case against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and co-defendants for involvement in killing of protesters.
The poll is the first chance for the island, viewed as a breakaway province by giant neighbour China, to make known its views
Activists around the country said they were encouraging a boycott of Black Friday sales to highlight the purchasing power of black Americans, and to draw links between economic and racial inequality
"If the Security Council and Washington do not force Turkey to control its borders then all of this action will not eliminate (ISIL)," Moualem said,
Liberia, the nation hardest hit by the worst Ebola epidemic on record, has seen over 3,000 of its citizens killed by the disease
Moldova faces a crucial choice in the Nov. 30 parliamentary election, deciding between closer ties with Europe or a return to the orbit of its former master Russia.
The Committee said complaints included reports of beatings, burnings and electric shocks in efforts to obtain confessions
Camp Bastion was handed over to the Afghan military as part of the coalition's withdrawal of most foreign troops by the end of 2014.
The resignations of Tunahan Kuzu and Selcuk Ozturk, who were in Asscher's own Labour Party, signals a hardening of the immigration debate
The nuclear submarine Alexander Nevsky fired the missile from under water in the Barents Sea and it landed on a military training ground in Russia's far eastern peninsula of Kamchatka
Two separate polls show Tabare Vazquez winning with as much as 55 percent of Sunday's vote
A Pakistani high court barred Arab royals from hunting endangered migratory birds in the country’s southwestern Baluchistan province
The men, two Pakistani and one Indian, were seized at Emakalakala town in the Ogbia council area, a few miles from their construction base.
Armed with brooms and trash bags, a small group of people tried to enter the area where businesses were damaged, but officers turned them back.