Stephen Farrell

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12 Feb 2019 | 11:15 PM

Two tales of a city: Jerusalem tour guided by a Palestinian and an Israeli

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - On a Jerusalem plaza looking up at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, a crowd gathers in front of two guides, listening attentively, a common sight in a city packed with pilgrims and tourists visiting its religious landmarks.

1 Feb 2019 | 4:31 PM

USAID assistance in the West Bank and Gaza has ceased - U.S. official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended all assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, a U.S. official said Friday.

3 Jan 2019 | 11:27 PM

'Walking in the Lord's footsteps' in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It is three o'clock in the morning and Artak Tadevosyan is wafting incense through the corridors of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified and buried.

19 Dec 2018 | 11:07 PM

U.N. WFP to cut back food aid to Palestinians

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - The World Food Programme (WFP) is to cut food aid next year to about 190,000 poor Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank due a shortage of funds, the WFP's senior official for the Palestinian Territories said on Wednesday.

18 Dec 2018 | 12:12 AM

As smoke clears, capturing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often framed in black and white, an outlook captured by this image of Palestinian youths shrouded by clouds of smoke that block out everything except an isolated moment of protest and defiance.

17 Dec 2018 | 10:38 PM

U.N., Palestinians launch aid appeal after funding cuts

RAMALLAH (Reuters) - The United Nations and the Palestinian Authority appealed on Monday for $350 million (277.60 million pounds) in aid for Palestinians next year, saying much more was needed but they had to be realistic after a year of funding cuts.

13 Dec 2018 | 11:44 PM

Palestinian kills two Israeli soldiers after Israel kills two in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli soldiers at a bus station in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Israel's military said, hours after Israeli forces killed two Hamas fugitives it blamed for earlier deadly attacks.

30 Nov 2018 | 4:14 AM

Catching songbirds at Gaza's ruined airport

RAFAH (Reuters) - On many days, Hamza Abu Shalhoub is the only person sitting inside the derelict VIP lounge of what used to be Gaza International Airport.

30 Oct 2018 | 6:31 PM

Druze on Golan Heights protest against Israeli municipal election

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Hundreds of Druze Arabs, some carrying Syrian flags, gathered outside the gates of a polling station on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, trying to block their townspeople from voting in municipal elections.

18 Sep 2018 | 11:22 PM

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances.