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Posts Tagged: Maan News Agency

January 7, 2016 9:02 pm

Israeli Official Blasts Abbas for ‘Perplexing’ Leadership, ‘Many Contradictions’

A senior Israeli government official blasted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for comments he made during a televised speech from his Bethlehem office on Wednesday...

December 23, 2013 11:23 am

Report: Abbas Will Oppose Official Recognition of Jewish State

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presented his terms for the acceptance of a U.S.-backed framework agreement with Israel to the Arab League over the weekend...

October 3, 2013 8:36 am

Report: Egypt Army Gearing Up for Possible Gaza Strikes

JPost - The Egyptian army has planned military attacks on specific targets in the Gaza Strip in the event that the security situation in...

September 15, 2013 2:51 pm

Egypt Continues Crackdown on Sinai Militants Near Gaza Border, Finds Anti-Aircraft Missiles and Motorized Paragliders

Egypt's crackdown on militants in the Sinai continued over the weekend as military forces raided several villages near Rafah, Palestinian Ma'an News Agency reported. Ma'an reported seeing...

August 15, 2013 11:30 am

Gaza-Sinai Border Crossing Closed Indefinitely Following Unrest in Egypt

Egypt closed its border crossing with the Gaza Strip indefinitely on Thursday, a day after widespread violence in the country left hundreds dead, the Palestinian...

August 13, 2013 11:55 am

In About Face, PA’s Abbas Asks Officially-Resigned PM Hamdallah to Form New Government

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked officially-resigned former PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Tuesday to form a new government within the next five weeks,...

May 28, 2013 11:38 am

Abbas Advisor: Palestinians Shouldn’t Have ‘Excessive Dreams’ About U.S. Plan to Boost Economy

Palestinian Arabs shouldn't have "excessive dreams," about  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal to boost the Palestinian Authority economy, a senior economic adviser...

May 24, 2013 1:05 pm

Islamic Jihad Leader Blasts Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation Talks as a ‘Waste of Time’

Talks between Fatah and Hamas earlier this week accomplished little as the parties failed to reach any agreement, a top Islamic Jihad official...

April 17, 2013 6:47 pm

Hamas Bans Fishing Off Coast of Gaza for “Security Reasons”

Hamas security forces in Gaza have banned fishermen from working since Monday, a human rights center said Wednesday, Ma'an News Agency reports. Naval security forces...

March 25, 2013 11:25 am

Man Accused of Collaborating with Israel Sentenced to Death by Gaza Court

A man accused and convicted of collaborating with Israel was sentenced to death by hanging by a military court in Gaza on Sunday, according to...

March 18, 2013 10:20 am

Spokesman: Hamas Eager to Sign Reconciliation Deal With Fatah

A Hamas spokesman said Sunday that the Islamist group is eager to sign a Palestinian reconciliation deal with rival faction Fatah. "If the elections were held...

February 20, 2013 11:47 am

Report: Israel Begins to Loosen Restrictions Along Gaza Border

Israel has decided to allow the entry of new empty domestic gas cylinders into the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian Authority official told the Ma'an...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Host Jokes About Jewish Supporters of Catholic Charities at Al Smith Gala W...

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may have stolen the show at Thursday night’s Al Smith Dinner in New...


Report: Presence of Russian Aircraft Carrier in Eastern Mediterranean Will ...

The impending arrival of Russia’s sole aircraft carrier -- the Admiral Kuznetsov -- off the coast of Syria has the...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...