World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Israeli Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz on Sunday, a Palestinian official said on Thursday, in the highest-level meeting between the sides since peace talks broke down in 2010.
"There will be a meeting on Sunday between President Abbas and Mr. Mofaz. This comes after a request for a meeting from Mofaz," Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat told Voice of Palestine Radio.
A spokesman for Mofaz would not confirm or deny that a meeting had been arranged.
Saudi shells hit Yemen international aid office, killing 5 Ethiopian refugees.
On Sunday, ISIL took control of Ramadi after overrunning Iraqi forces in the area and are now in full control after local police and Iraqi army forces withdrew from the city.
Palmyra is a strategic military gain, home to modern army installations and situated on a desert highway linking the capital Damascus with Syria's eastern provinces.
The ancient city of Palymyra has fallen to ISIL with Assad forces trapped in DerzZor
President El-Sisi has met with US Central Command head General Austin in Cairo
The UK had condemned the regime's use of barrel bombs after mobile phone video footage emerged showing barrel bombs being dropped from a helicopter.
Head of European Union delegation to Iraq said a new representative office will be opened in Iraq with the aim of improving relations with Kurdish region
Syrian has evacuated citizens from the ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday after ISIL infiltrated the ancient city.
ISIL members seized around a third of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday.
Netanyahu has tightened his grip on Israel's communications sector and has fired the Communication Ministry director-general.
Israel has accused 10 Palestinians of using Facebook to incite anti-Israel violence in East Jerusalem.
The Qatari government says journalist and team broke Qatari law while gathering information on migrant workers'
Syrian antiquities chief says that "small groups" of gunmen had entered the central city and called international community to save the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Yemen foreign minister says government might not attend talks
Clashes between ISIL and forces loyal to the Tripoli government have claimed the life of one person near the town of Sirte.