Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered his troops to pull back from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound Sunday, ending a 10-day siege that drew heavy criticism from the United States.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat condemned attacks on Israelis and announced elections will take place in early January in his first speech to parliament in 18 months Monday.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will run for re-election in January, despite President Bush's call for a new Palestinian leadership, the Palestinian planning minister said Wednesday.
Israel stepped up its incursion into Palestinian-controlled territory Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced his country's military is "preparing massive activity" against the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Monday condemned Israel's construction of a security fence around the West Bank as "an act of racism."…
Israeli tanks pulled back from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's besieged compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah Wednesday, ending an incursion Israel said was part of a search for suspected militants.
Israeli tanks and troops stormed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah early Thursday in retaliation for Wednesday's suicide car bombing that killed 16 Israelis.
Responding to pressure at home and abroad for an overhaul of his government, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on Wednesday called for major political reforms and new elections.
Secretary of State Colin Powell conducted meetings with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday, discussing ways to end the recent violence that has plagued the region as well as a possible peace conference.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell confirmed Tuesday that he intends to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat later this week.
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