In what has been described as a humanitarian gesture, the Israeli government on Thursday handed over the remains of 91 Palestinians killed in attacks against Israeli targets over the past four decades.
A bus carrying school children burst into flames after a collision with a truck outside the Palestinian city of Ramallah on Thursday, killing at least six people, authorities said.
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.
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank Sunday to mourn the death of a Palestinian activist who died after being hit in the face by what appeared to be an Israeli military-fired tear-gas canister.
Jordan's King Abdullah made a rare visit to the West Bank Monday to hold talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian leader is expected to renew reconciliation talks with rival political faction Hamas later in the week.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talks about efforts by the Palestinians to be recognized by the U.N.
Palestinian President Mahoud Abbas put forth a historic U.N. membership bid for an independent state of Palestine on Friday; a move Israel says is premature without direct talks that address its longstanding security concerns.
The Israeli prime minister on Monday appealed for direct peace negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to be started in New York and continued in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Clashes erupted overnight at a West Bank refugee camp, authorities said Monday.
In a small showroom in the West Bank city of Ramallah, two Palestinian security guards carefully watch over a masterpiece by one of the most famous artists in modern history.
Israeli troops fired on protesters trying to cross the fortified border between Syria and the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, with Syrian authorities reporting more than a dozen dead and hundreds wounded.
The commander of the U.S. mission in Africa discusses a few details of the coalition effort in Libya.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates stepped out of a helicopter at Amman Airport in Jordan. He smiled at his staff and the cameras, raised his hands and said, "Let's go home."
The Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power was a watershed moment in the Middle East, inspiring a wave of rebellions and serving notice to Arab governments that no leader is immune from the collective wrath of his people.
Hundreds of Palestinians rallied for unity in Ramallah Thursday, calling on Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian political factions to heal the divide among them amid arguments over elections scheduled for September in the Palestinian territories.
Palestinian youth chant for change during a rally in the West Bank. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.
Egyptians and activists around the world took to the streets Saturday demanding the immediate resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Palestinians demonstrating in support of Egyptian anti-government protesters were forcibly disbanded when a few dozen men in plain clothes disrupted the protest.
A Palestinian woman died after reportedly inhaling tear gas at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Bil'in, the Israeli military said Saturday.
Two Israelis were wounded Wednesday night in a shooting at Rimonim Junction, east of the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Israel Defense Forces said.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on two Palestinian women whose love for racing sports cars is breaking down taboos.
A smell of burning rubber hits you as you arrive at the car-racing course in Ramallah.
Political bickering between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority resulted in a massive electricity shutdown over the weekend, leaving thousands of Palestinians without power in 90 degree temperatures, officials said.
Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank, an Israeli police spokesman said Friday.
Palestinian leaders have agreed to begin indirect peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said Saturday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he would not accept a Palestinian state with temporary borders and described an Israeli proposal for such an arrangement as a "trap."
In focus -- Rawabi planned city
Israeli forces have arrested a senior Hamas operative they say is responsible for killing more than 70 Israelis in various terrorist attacks, the Israel Defense Forces said Sunday.
The search for Middle East peace requires bold leadership from the United States and an American mediator who is credible, a former adviser to six U.S. secretaries of state, Aaron David Miller, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour Friday.
CNN's Brian Todd reports from the Washington Area mosque where the Fort Hood shooting suspect regularly prayed.
The bumper sticker reading "Allah is Love" was torn off and the car was keyed.
THIS MONTH ON IME -- Stan Grant hosts this month's edition of Inside the Middle East from Abu Dhabi where he highlights some of the city's most prominent landmarks.
Senior members of the Palestinian Fatah party appear to have suffered a serious upset in a vote to determine the party's key decision-making body.
Given the delicate balancing act with Muslims and Jews facing Pope Benedict XVI in the Middle East, it can be easy to forget there's also a third faith with antique roots in the region wanting some attention from the pontiff: Christianity.
CNN's Ben Wedeman walks the streets of Amman, Jordan to see how people there feel about the Pope's historic visit.
When the 10th London Palestine Film Festival opens this week, Londoners will have greater access to films made in the Palestinian territories than many people living in the region.
Emblazoned on a long, tall, concrete barrier in the midst of a rocky Middle Eastern landscape is this spray-painted message: "Mirror, mirror on the wall. When will this senseless object fall?"
To the untrained eye, it seemed like just another company picnic in the woods.
The Obama administration will provide an additional $20.3 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, the State Department said Friday.
Hamas gives money to Gazans whose homes were destroyed or damaged in fighting with Israel. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
The Obama administration will announce an additional $20 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza on Friday, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.
Doctors in Gaza struggle to cope with the many injured. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
Over the years, I've found myself in some dangerous places, from Baghdad to Kabul, Ramallah to Rwanda.
CNN's Phil Black has the BackStory on his report about a Baghdad pet store that sells wild animals.
Nearly 200 Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel walked into Palestinian-controlled territory to cheers and applause, just hours before US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was due to arrive
Israeli soldiers Tuesday fired shots near a group of Palestinian youths during a demonstration in the West Bank, killing a 9-year-old boy, eyewitnesses told CNN.
CNN's Paula Hancocks gauges the welcome Sen. Barack Obama could expect in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
As I got ready to head back to Jerusalem with President Bush on Tuesday, I keep flashing back to one particularly eye-opening moment during his last trip to the region in search of a peace deal four months ago.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is recovering Thursday after undergoing an angioplasty procedure Thursday at a Jordanian hospital, one of his aides told CNN.
CNN's Hala Gorani sits down for an exclusive interview with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
The escalation of conflict over the Palestinian enclave is bad news for both Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Olmert
Analysis: Bush's trip has made one thing clear: Israel and the Palestinians aren't making peace anytime soon
The chief Palestinian peace negotiator threatened on Tuesday that there would be no talks with Israel unless a deadline is set for establishing a Palestinian state
The Secretary of State believes in the Mideast peace process but the participants themselves appear to have little faith
Israel's government said Wednesday that a cease-fire with Palestinian militants is not on the table, and its military will continue to target militants in Gaza.
An Israeli airstrike killed two members of Hamas' military wing early Wednesday, Palestinian security sources said, as Israel kept up pressure on Palestinian militants in the West Bank and Gaza.
Four Palestinians were killed and 25 wounded, including two journalists, Thursday during an Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters took to the streets Friday, the day after their leader -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya -- survived an alleged assassination attempt.
About 50 government workers stormed into a session of the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah on Wednesday, demanding back pay, an eyewitness told CNN.
Palestinian security forces were on high alert Monday after Palestinian Authority and Hamas security forces clashed in Rafah, resulting in two deaths.
Israeli security forces early Tuesday arrested a top Hamas militant in the West Bank city of Ramallah, a statement from the Israel Defense Forces said.
The Hamas-led parliament was sworn in Saturday during ceremonies in Ramallah and Gaza City, officially removing the ruling Fatah Party from its decades-long position of prominence in Palestinian politics.
Israeli security forces clashed Wednesday with thousands of demonstrators before demolishing the illegal settlement at the center of the dispute.
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in Jenin and, in a separate attack, Palestinian gunmen fired on the Ramallah home of Palestinian Interior Minister Nasser Yousef.
An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza killed three members of the Palestinian militant group al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, including a senior militant, according to Israeli security sources.
Israel began the release of about 400 Palestinian prisoners Thursday -- the second phase of the prisoner releases promised under a cease-fire agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been gathering in a Krakow field and clogged Poland's city streets to watch coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II, a man revered as a national hero in his homeland.
ACCORDING TO A SOURCE IN the State Department, Jim Wilkinson, a senior adviser to Condoleezza Rice, recently asked the department's historian for a list of countries that have never been visited by a U.S. Secretary of State.
Flooding in the West Bank seems to have washed away the violence for now.
The following is a profile of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti:
The nephew of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who was given his uncle's medical records, has said they show no cause of death.
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.
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:
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.
Israel has ordered a general closure of the West Bank and Gaza Thursday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces, as the region prepares for the burial 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.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat still was clinging to life late Wednesday, a Muslim cleric said, as Palestinian leaders made burial plans.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has suffered a brain hemorrhage, according to a top aide.
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.
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 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.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be allowed to leave his West Bank headquarters for medical treatment, an Israeli official said Monday.
World reaction to Israel's killing of Hamas movement leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin has been swift and blunt, with many condemning the action as illegal and a blow to efforts to fight terrorism.
A female suicide bomber killed at least four Israelis Wednesday morning at the Erez border crossing separating Israel and northern Gaza, according to Israeli military sources.