Palestinian Authority
  • China's President Xi Jinping, right, and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Lee, Pool)

    China has traditionally maintained a low profile in Mid East diplomacy, but in recent years has tried to play a more active role in the region.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT
  • The relative moderate in an extremist group retains leadership post, potentially boosting the cause of Palestinian reunification. Middle East,Egypt,Fatah,Fatah–Hamas conflict,Gaza,Gaza Strip,Hamas,Israel,Israeli military,Israeli–Palestinian conflict,Jordan,Khaled Mashal,Khaled Meshaal,Mahmoud Abbas,Meshaal,Omar Mishrawi,Palestinian Authority,Palestinian National Authority,Palestinian nationalism,Palestinian Territories,Qatar,sympathetic media attention,Turkey,West Bank,Yair Lapid,Matt Taylor

    Published Date : Apr 02, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT
  • West Bank appeals court upholds prison term for man whose Facebook page contained a picture that allegedly portrayed the president as a traitor.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 28, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT
  • Israeli border policemen evict a Palestinian activist from an area known as E1 near Jerusalem, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Palestinian activists erected tents in the E1 area to protest Israeli plans for a new settlement in the area. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    The money, as much as $100 million a month, is key to the Palestinians' ability to pay tens of thousands of civil servants, the backbone of the Palestinian economy.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 25, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT