French authorities have opened a murder inquiry into the 2004 death of then-Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a prosecution official said Tuesday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has approved the exhumation of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's body, an official said Monday.
New tests suggest former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with polonium. Elise Labott reports.
Thousands of Palestinians celebrated the release Sunday night of 550 inmates from Israeli prisons, part of the second phase of the deal that won the freedom of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Thursday asserted his government's right to petition the United Nations Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state if Israel refuses to halt settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.
A memorial rally for Yasser Arafat turns deadly as gunmen open fire. CNN's Atika Shubert reports
At least seven Palestinians were killed and 55 wounded Monday when Hamas security forces and Fatah gunmen traded fire at a Gaza City rally, according to Palestinian medical sources.
A memorial for the late leader sets off fatal gunfire in Gaza as rival groups ratchet up their fratricidal feud
Hamas security forces opened fire Monday at a rally commemorating Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, killing five
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An unknown number of masked gunmen shot and killed a cousin of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at his Gaza City home early Wednesday and abducted his son, Palestinian security sources said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas underwent a successful minor heart procedure, one of his top advisers said Wednesday in an interview with WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency.
After a three-day political battle, the main Palestinian Fatah faction agreed on a revised Palestinian Cabinet lineup submitted by Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei, chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said Wednesday.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met Sunday ahead of an Israeli-Palestinian summit scheduled for later this week.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have accepted invitations for a summit next week in Egypt, officials on both sides said Wednesday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday ordered Palestinian security forces to stop attacks by Palestinian militants on Israelis.
Three Palestinian militants blew a hole through a door at the Karni crossing that separates Israel and northern Gaza, stormed into the Israeli side and opened fire in an attack that killed six Israeli civilians and wounded five others, according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.
Palestinian election officials on Monday declared Mahmoud Abbas the president-elect of the Palestinian Authority, perhaps beginning a new era after the death of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat.
Election officials declared Mahmoud Abbas the winner of the Palestinian Authority's presidential elections on Monday, positioning him to succeed Yasser Arafat in a new era that could lead to an independent Palestinian state.
Former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas declared victory in the Palestinian presidential election late Sunday after exit polls gave him a commanding lead over his rivals.
Palestinians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president in what is promised to be the most transparent election in modern Arab history.
If polls are correct, Palestinian voters will elect Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday to be the second president of the Palestinian Authority and the successor to legendary Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Marwan Barghouti, a popular Palestinian figure who sits in an Israeli jail, has dropped out of the race to succeed Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, his associates announced Sunday.
Citing a "renewed opportunity for peace" in the Middle East, the Bush administration said Wednesday it will give $20 million directly to the Palestinian Authority.
From an Israeli prison, popular Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti reversed his decision Wednesday about seeking elected office and submitted his name to become a candidate to succeed the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.
In an effort to advance the stalled peace process, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is willing to meet with Mahmoud Abbas -- the leading candidate to replace the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat -- after the January 9 vote, according to sources close to the Israeli leader.
Marwan Barghouti, the popular Palestinian leader currently imprisoned by Israel on terrorism charges, plans to run for president of the Palestinian Authority, Israel Radio reported Thursday.
Cooperation between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority in advance of the Palestinian election to replace Yasser Arafat has been good so far, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday at an international conference in Egypt.
The nephew of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who was given his uncle's medical records, has said they show no cause of death.
Secretary of State Colin Powell met separately Monday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for the first time since the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Israel late Sunday for his first direct talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials since the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on November 11.
The widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has picked up his medical records from the Paris hospital where he died November 11, and was reviewing the information, her lawyers said.
The Bush administration is talking to Congress about resuming direct U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority, the State Department said Thursday.
Yasser Arafat's nephew, who is the Palestinian representative to the United Nations, will arrive in Paris Friday to review Arafat's medical file, Palestinian officials said Thursday.
Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Mahmoud Abbas escaped injury on Sunday after masked gunmen opened fire near him inside a tent where people were mourning Yasser Arafat.
Elections for a new Palestinian president to replace Yasser Arafat have been scheduled for January 9, Palestinian officials say.
In contrast to the frenzy surrounding the burial of Yasser Arafat, a somber mood has fallen over the Ramallah compound as a steady stream of mourners pay their final respects to the late Palestinian leader.
President Bush on Friday promised to "spend the capital of the United States" to establish a Palestinian state and secure a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Palestinians and friends of their cause in the Arab world and around the globe have marked Yasser Arafat's burial and expressed support for the struggle he led.
Thousands of Palestinians converged Friday on Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound to mourn their late leader, who was buried after a ceremony in Cairo, Egypt.
World leaders and Palestinian representatives gathered in Cairo Friday morning for Yasser Arafat's military funeral service.
Amid chaotic and highly emotional mourners, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was buried Friday at the Ramallah compound where Israel confined him for years.
The following is a list of world leaders and representatives that CNN has confirmed will attend Yasser Arafat's funeral in Cairo, Egypt:
Tony Blair was due in Washington Thursday evening for talks with President Bush, as the death of Yasser Arafat brought the British leader's calls to revive the Mideast peace process sharply into focus.
Stocks gained early Thursday, boosted by falling oil prices and relief that the Fed will not accelerate the pace of rate hikes.
CNN's Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour told CNN Anchor Hala Gorani that after the death of Yasser Arafat, senior Palestinian politicians have united for now -- but the leadership is in a transitional phase.
The death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was raising hopes among investors Thursday that there may be an opening for peace in the long-troubled Middle East.
World leaders are gathering in Egypt for Yasser Arafat's funeral on Friday, a day after the Palestinian leader died of a lengthy and unknown illness at a Paris hospital.
World leaders and representatives will gather in Cairo, Egypt Friday morning for the funeral of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who died early Thursday in Paris.
The following is Palestinian reaction to the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat:
The following is reaction from international officials and world leaders to the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat:
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, 75, the leader who passionately sought a homeland for his people but was seen by many Israelis as a ruthless terrorist and a roadblock to peace, died early Thursday in Paris.
After much negotiation and not a little compromise, it's been decided that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be buried in Ramallah, inside the Palestinian Authority compound that had been his virtual prison for the past three years.
Preparations were under way in Ramallah on Wednesday for the burial of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who is gravely ill in a Paris hospital.
With Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat lying gravely ill in a French hospital, attention has turned to possible successors.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat still was clinging to life late Wednesday, a Muslim cleric said, as Palestinian leaders made burial plans.
With Yasser Arafat's death the Palestinian constitution provides that the speaker of the Palestinian House of Representatives, Rawhi Fattuh, should assume the presidency.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has suffered a brain hemorrhage, according to a top aide.
Senior Palestinians who have been running the government in Yasser Arafat's absence landed in Paris Monday to visit the ailing leader, despite an emotional warning from his wife.
Palestinian leaders planned to visit Yasser Arafat on Monday at the hospital in Paris, France, where he has been in a coma since at least Friday.
Palestinian security patrols began Sunday in Gaza after a meeting between officials aiming to keep peace and national unity while Yasser Arafat is in a hospital.
Palestinian officials and international officials Saturday privately weighed the prospects of political life after Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who remains in poor condition at a French hospital.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat remained in a coma Friday at a French military hospital as concerns heightened over possibilities for his burial and the future of Palestinian leadership.
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat remained in a coma Friday at a French military hospital on the outskirts of Paris, amid various reports over the gravity of his prognosis.
A source close to Yasser Arafat denied reports Wednesday that the Palestinian leader's condition has deteriorated sharply, but another official acknowledged that his condition remained "difficult."
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, hospitalized in France for a blood disorder, has improved enough for doctors to conduct additional tests, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.
A suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded 35 others when he detonated himself in an open-air market Monday in Tel Aviv, Israeli police and ambulance services said.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat began a fourth day in a Paris hospital Monday after three days of medical tests to determine the extent of his illness.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was undergoing a third day of medical exams at a Paris hospital Sunday to determine the extent of his illness.
The Palestine Liberation Organization said Yasser Arafat was getting better Saturday as the ailing Palestinian leader underwent medical examination at a Paris hospital, but sources close to the Palestinian leadership raised the possibility that his era as a leader may be coming to an end.
An ailing Yasser Arafat has arrived at a Paris military hospital for treatment of a blood disorder after leaving his West Bank compound for the first time in nearly three years.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is suffering from a blood platelet deficiency and is being moved to Paris for additional tests to determine its cause, one of his doctors said Thursday.
Ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has agreed to his doctors' recommendation and will go to Paris, France, for treatment, an aide said Thursday.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be allowed to leave his West Bank headquarters for medical treatment, an Israeli official said Monday.
A 10-year-old girl is critically ill after being hit by a bullet while attending school in Gaza, Palestinian security and hospital sources said.
In a lengthy address to the Palestinian people, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat admitted Wednesday that his government had made mistakes and offered solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who are under a self-imposed hunger strike.
Two Palestinian ministers quit this week, but Palestinian authorities denied Saturday that the resignations were tied to growing dissension within the Palestinian Authority and its leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat agreed Tuesday to turn over internal security to Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei, Palestinian officials said.
Egypt is proposing a Mideast peace conference in October, according to Moshe Debi, an adviser to Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom.
Failing to end a power struggle within the Palestinian Authority, President Yasser Arafat on Tuesday refused to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei.
Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades burned down offices of the Palestinian intelligence services Sunday in southern Gaza, protesting a security shake-up announced by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Yasser Arafat vowed to reorganize the Palestinian Authority's security setup Saturday amid turmoil that included the offered resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei.
A state of emergency has been declared in Gaza by the Palestinian National Security Council after a spate of kidnappings, a Palestinian security official told CNN.
Egypt intelligence chief Omar Suleiman met with Israeli and Palestinian officials Wednesday, but sources said there was little movement on Egyptian plans to help Israel carry out a withdrawal from Gaza.
An Israeli court sentenced Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti on Sunday to five consecutive life terms and an additional 40 years in prison for his role in attacks that killed five people since 2001, a court spokeswoman said.
An Israeli court Thursday convicted popular Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
The United States is doing all it can to get the Middle East peace process back on track, but "ultimately reform must come within," U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.
On a day that Palestinians mark what they call the "catastrophe," tens of thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday evening in favor of a plan to withdraw troops and settlers from Gaza and parts of the West Bank.
President Bush said in an interview published in Egypt on Saturday that establishing a Palestinian state by 2005 "isn't as realistic as it was two years ago" when he and regional leaders pledged to make it happen.
Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted Tuesday that he "doesn't feel like a casualty" and still likes his job, despite the ups and downs.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat told cheering supporters Saturday that he has a message that the Israeli prime minister should hear:
The Bush White House told the Israeli government Friday that it considers "a pledge a pledge" and made clear it would oppose any Israeli effort to target Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Four Palestinians wanted by Israel have left Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound at his request, a brother of one of the Palestinians said Thursday.
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat on Thursday said the Palestinians will never give up their quest for an independent state and the "right of refugees to return to their lands."
Israeli police entered a Jerusalem holy site and used stun grenades and rubber pellets to quell Palestinians throwing rocks at police and Jewish worshippers at the end of Friday prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque, according to a police spokesman.
The "road map" for Mideast peace may soon be back on track if Palestinians come through on critical obligations, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said U.S. offficials told Palestinian leaders Thursday.
Tensions were high Wednesday across Gaza as two Israeli missile strikes in a refugee camp killed four Palestinians and wounded 11 others, Palestinian sources said.
Two Palestinians were killed Thursday when Israeli soldiers clashed with about 1,500 demonstrators protesting Israel's security barrier in the West Bank, witnesses and Palestinian medical sources said.
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