القسم: Solaa News
Within the framework of the activities of the Elections Network in the Arab Region
Maat counselors inaugurate the monitoring procedures of the Jordanian parliamentary elections
Within the activities of the Elections Network in the Arab Region, Maat’s delegation started the first stage of the international monitoring of
By Alexei Anishchuk
Russia said on Tuesday it had started evacuating scores of citizens who wanted to leave Syria but denied the move was the start of a mass exodus.
Two senior diplomats played down the significance of decision, announced on Monday, to send aircraft to bring Russians home almost two years after the start of the revolt against Syria's President Bas
Farmers in the northern West Bank village of Sebastiya in Nablus say their fields have become a dump for waste-water from the nearby Israeli settlement Shave Shomron.
Since early January, settlers have been pumping their sewage into the al-Khallah area of Sebastiya, flooding fields and damaging crops, local mayor Nael al-Shaer told solaa on Tuesday.
He urged the Palestinian Authority to intervene.
By Crispian Balmer
Israelis voted on Tuesday in an election that is expected to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win a third term in office, pushing the state further to the right, away from peace with the Palestinians and toward a showdown with Iran.
However, Netanyahu's own Likud party, running alongside the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu group, looks se
The office of President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday criticized a visit by Malaysian premier Muhammad Najib Abdul Razak to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority media reported.
Abbas' office said in a statement that the Malaysian prime minister's visit to the Hamas-run enclave harmed the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and enhanced division, Wafa reported.
The British security firm G4S has been nominated for the Public Eye Awards, a recognition handed out to the world's "worst" companies each year at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.
The firm, which has been nominated for "countless cases of violations of international law and human rights abuses" -- particularly in the occupied Palestinian territories -- was in third place Tuesday a
Eight teenagers from the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar have spent almost a year behind bars in Israeli jails, deprived of their basic rights including education.
On March 7, 2012, Israeli troops ransacked the homes of eight teenagers who then found themselves in prison cells facing Israeli interrogators.
Saed Suleibi, Muhab Aadi and Sami Abu Judah are now 15 years old, and Bilal Awad, Ayis
Masked gunmen on Tuesday fired live shots into the air in a Nablus refugee camp in protest at a raid by Palestinian Authority security forces hours earlier, locals said.
PA security raided several homes in Balata camp in an attempt to detain several men wanted for participating in protests against security forces, locals told solaa.
They raided the homes of Fatah leaders Muhammad Abu Zayel and Iya
By Ori Lewis
In decline since the peace it sought with the Palestinians unraveled into violence, Israel's Labor Party looks set to regain some lost ground in next week's election after waging an economy-focused campaign.
Opinion polls forecast an easy victory for conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's vote, which may push Israel furthe
Israeli police, using stun grenades, blocked about 50 Palestinian activists who tried on Tuesday to reoccupy a tented protest camp they pitched last week in the West Bank.
Israel has drawn strong international criticism over plans to build settler homes in the area, known as "E1", which connects the two parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank outside Palestinian suburbs of East Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers and Palestinians clashed on Wednesday in the village of Tuqu, southeast of Bethlehem, locals and Israel's army said.
Locals told solaa that Israeli forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinians who were throwing stones at settler cars.
An Israeli civilian was injured by a stone, they added.
An Israeli army spokesman said that "at appr
By Dan Williams
Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Israel's election campaign on Wednesday after the US president was quoted as criticizing the prime minister's character.
Less than a week before a Jan. 22 ballot that opinion polls predict the right-wing Netanyahu will win easily, Israeli media highlighted a US
Israel's housing ministry released government tenders for the construction of 198 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, Israeli media reported Wednesday.
Noting the timing before national elections, Israel's Ynet news site reported that the announcement invited developers to bid on two projects in Efrat and Kiryat Arba.
Both settlements are in the Hebron area of the occupied Pale
Two explosions tore through one of Syria's biggest universities on the first day of student exams on Tuesday, killing 83 people and wounding dozens, a monitoring group said.
Bloodshed has disrupted civilian life across Syria since a violent government crackdown in early 2011 on peaceful demonstrations for democratic reform turned the unrest into an armed insurgency bent on overthrowing President Bashar Assad.<
The body of Bassam Khader was recovered from a tunnel under the Gaza-Egypt border on Wednesday, after an 8-day search, relatives said.
Khader, 42, was last seen working in a smuggling tunnel in Rafah which was thought to have collapsed during extreme weather conditions last week.
On Sunday, Ali al-Fadi, 20, died and three others were wounded when a tunnel partially caved in near Rafah, civil defen
Hamas and Fatah officials will meet in Cairo on Thursday to discuss national reconciliation, a Fatah official said Wednesday.
Azzam al-Ahmad told solaa that the meeting was supposed to be held on Wednesday but was delayed for technical reasons.
The meeting will discuss a timetable for implementing agreed reconciliation measures, the work of the elections committee, and a date for the freedom commi
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager on Tuesday during clashes in Budrus near Ramallah, medics said.
Samir Ahmad Abdul-Rahim, 17, sustained four bullet wounds to his head, chest and leg and died shortly after arriving at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.
The head of Budrus village council, Mohammad Murrar, said Israeli military jeeps approached the village high school dur
Under the patronage and the participation of H.E. the Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Hisham Kandil
Cairo hosts Arabs scientists and entrepreneurs in the final ceremony of the Arab Technology Business Plan Competition on January 14, 2013
Protocol of coopera
the working groups for Palestinian in Syria stated that Syrian forces loyal to the regime bombed Tuesday the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the south of Damascus.
The groups added that fierce clashes took place between the rebels and the regime forces in some streets of the camp.
Activists reported that rebels controlled the street of '' althalahini'' after the large clashe
Izzat al-Rishq, the member of Hamas political bureau stated Tuesday that Syrian forces loyal to the regime still impose suffocating siege on the refugee camp of Yarmouk for 10 days till now, preventing food, fuel, flour, medicine and other life materials to get into the camp.
Al-Rishq warned of a humanitarian crisis in the camp in case the regime forces continue the siege.
He added that the