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Palestinian wins $1m Global Teacher Prize 2016

Hanan Al Hroub, from Samiha Khalil High School, Al-Bireh, Palestine, has been awarded the $1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2016, which recognizes outstanding contribution to the profession. The prize was awarded u

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​UAE, Palestine in deal to boost farming relations

The UAE and Palestine have signed a deal in the field of agriculture and animal and fish farming.   The memorandum of understanding, signed by the UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad a

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US lays out steps to ease Israel-Palestine strife

The United States on Saturday proposed steps, including 24-hour video surveillance, to end weeks of violence over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews. Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and J

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Palestine’s Masrouji enters GCC beauty retail

Palestine-based Masrouji Group, a leader in high-quality beauty products, has entered the GCC with a launch with a wide array of products in the United Arab Emirates. “With our industry experience, an established network and

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Silatech, PNB launch new tool for Palestinian entrepreneurs

Regional social initiative Silatech and Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB) has launched a new interactive map designed to help enable more effective interaction between entrepreneurs, support organisations and policy makers. &nbs

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War crimes committed by both sides in Gaza

UN investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes. They called on all sides to cooperat

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket lands near port

Israeli aircraft struck a number of sites in the Gaza Strip from the air early on Wednesday, residents and the Israeli military said, after a rocket that Palestinian militants fired from the enclave landed near the Israeli port city of Ashdod.

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Samaha wins Gaza solar plant contract

The Palestinian Energy Authority has signed a agreement with US-based Samaha company to build a 30MW solar power plant in Gaza, said a report. A renewable energy firm owned by a Palestinian businessman, Samaha will carry out work

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IS takes over Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

Islamic State has taken control of 90 per cent of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts where 18,000 civilians have suffered years of bombing, army siege and militia control, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The

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Egypt opens Rafah border first time since October

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished G

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