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2008-07-04 09:00:43

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia ["PALESTINIANS THANK TURKISH RED CRESCENT" - AA headline] GAZA (A.A) - 03.07.2008 - Palestinian Ministry of Health officials have said that medicine sent by the Turkish aid organization Kizilay (Red Crescent) a few months ago, became remedy for many people. In an interview with the A.A, Palestinian Ministry of Health Director for Medicine Dr Munir Bursch said on Thursday that they had difficulties in finding medicine after Israel...

2008-07-01 09:00:38

Text of report by Palestinian newspaper Al-Hayat al-Jadidah on 25 June Officials at the Modern Media Institute at Al-Quds University said on 24 June that it is likely that the local transmission of Al- Quds Educational TV will shortly cover all the Palestinian territories in preparation for becoming a satellite channel next year. The news was announced during a reception organized by the officials of the institute and the TV channel and was held in the hall of the Red Crescent Society in...

2008-06-22 03:00:17

Three U.N. agencies reported that the percentage of Palestinians not getting enough to eat has grown 4 percent since 2006. The report was released Friday by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.N. World Food Program and the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, the Palestinian news agency WAFA said. The agricultural sector in the Gaza Strip is close to collapse, as no exports are allowed, and there is a total unavailability of fertilizer,...

2008-06-19 09:00:31

Text of report by Hamas-backed newspaper Filistin website on 18 June ["Exclusive" report from Gaza: "During a Workshop of the Palestinian Media Forum: A Call To Media Managers to Adopt a Strategy That Is Based on the Language of Unification."] Journalists and media men have called on media managers to adopt a strategy that is based on language that unifies sides and to apply pressure on the political leaderships to issue their orders to stop all forms of incitement and adopt a unified...

2008-06-18 21:00:02

JERUSALEM _ Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement were set to halt mutual attacks across the Gaza border early Thursday under a deal for a temporary cease-fire brokered by Egypt, with both sides expressing hope that unlike previous truce agreements, this calm would hold. "I believe there will be quiet in the south of the country," said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, referring to border towns and farming communities that have been the targets of daily rocket fire from the Gaza Strip....

2008-06-18 09:00:16

By DION NISSENBAUM By Dion Nissenbaum McClatchy News Service JERUSALEM Sunrise on Thursday could bring a rare, new calm to Israel's volatile border with the Gaza Strip. After months of Egyptian-mediated negotiations, Israeli and Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a phased-in, six-month cease-fire set to begin at 6 a.m. Thursday local time, according to Egypt's state news agency and Hamas officials. If it takes hold as planned, the informal agreement would immediately...

2008-06-17 18:00:03

JERUSALEM _ Sunrise on Thursday could bring a rare, new calm to Israel's volatile border with the Gaza Strip. After months of Egyptian-mediated negotiations, Israeli and Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a phased-in, six-month cease-fire that's set to begin at 6 a.m. Thursday local time, according to Egypt's state news agency and Hamas officials. If it takes hold as planned, the informal agreement would immediately halt the near-daily Palestinian rocket, mortar and sniper...

2008-06-15 18:00:03

An atmosphere of confidence is needed to create an independent Palestinian state in the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Condeelezza Rice said Sunday. After meeting with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Rice said ongoing comments from both Israeli and Palestinian officials are only hindering talks to create an independent Palestinian state. And unfortunately, I do believe, and the United States believes, that the actions and the announcements that are taking...

2006-09-05 09:02:10

By Luke Baker NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - At Tirawi Butchers in the Balata refugee camp, there is just one piece of meat hanging from a steel hook, and the only thing showing any interest in it is a small swarm of wasps. Across the road -- a rubbish strewn alley that passes as the main thoroughfare through the cinder-block Palestinian camp -- the iron scales at the fruit and vegetable stall sit empty, the weights untouched, not a single sale made all day. Enquiries about the state...

2006-09-04 09:56:43

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Abbas could sack the Hamas-led Palestinian government if it does not agree to his terms by the end of the month, a senior official from Abbas's Fatah movement said on Monday. Abbas has been pushing the elected Islamist group to accept a political program that would mean recognizing Israel, as a way to ease a Western aid embargo. Unable to pay official salaries, the government is facing protests and strikes. "If the performance of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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