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Rory McCarthy

Rory McCarthy

    Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia
    Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia
    NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
    Elvis Costello boycotts concerts in Israel
    Elvis Costello boycotts concerts in Israel
    Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts he was scheduled to play in Israel in protest against its treatment of Palestinians.
    Israel clings to uneasy friendship with US
    Israel clings to uneasy friendship with US
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to smooth over a breach in relations with the United States this week by speaking out against...
    Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement
    Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement
    The Palestinians pulled out of a new round of indirect Middle East peace talks on Wednesday night, even before they had begun, as a protest at...
    British convoy denied entry into Gaza
    British convoy denied entry into Gaza
    Egyptian security forces clashed on Wednesday January 6 with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament, as it...
    Holy city, unholy mess
    Holy city, unholy mess
    European Union foreign ministers agreed this week on a watered-down statement on the Middle East so that it now stops short of an explicit call for...
    Tensions rise in West Bank
    Tensions rise in West Bank
    Palestinian authorities have begun a rare military trial of security officers accused of torturing a Hamas suspect to death at a time of an...
    'Israel guilty of crimes against humanity'
    'Israel guilty of crimes against humanity'
    The United Nations investigation of the January war in Gaza, led by former South African judge Richard Goldstone, amounts to the most damning...
    The return of Lieberman
    The return of Lieberman
    The man who will almost certainly be Israel's next foreign minister is a former nightclub bouncer who believes the Hamas government in Gaza should...
    'What hope is there for the future?'
    'What hope is there for the future?'
    Born into a place of poverty and conflict, Zohair Abu Shaban (24) has one ambition that would raise him above the hardship around him: he wants to...
    From Mossad agent to PM
    From Mossad agent to PM
    It was only a decade ago that Tzipi Livni decided to become a politician.
    Palestinian anger at plans for new West Bank settlement
    Palestinian anger at plans for new West Bank settlement
    Controversial plans for the first new settlement to be built in the occupied West Bank in almost a decade have been revived by Israel's Defence...