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IN PHOTOS: Handshakes that shook the world

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

US President Donald Trump's handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore marks a historic moment

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

World leaders bid farewell to Nobel laureate Peres

Sep 30, 2016 - 11:00 AM

3rd UPDATE Some 70 countries will be represented with the range of leaders illustrating the respect Shimon Peres gained over the years in his transformation from hawk to committed peace advocate

IN MEMORY. Israeli policewomen salute in front of the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the plaza outside the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, on September 29, 2016 in Jerusalem, as people come to pay their respects. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

10 years after death, Arafat still Palestinian icon

Nov 09, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Ten years after his death Yasser Arafat remains a national hero for a still stateless people

A Palestinian walks next a graffiti of Palestinian late leader Yasser Arafat in the streets of Gaza City on, 29 October 2013. Mohammed Saber/EPA

After ceasefire, Gazans dream of reopened airport

Sep 04, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Once a symbol of Palestinian hopes for statehood the Yasser Arafat International Airport has become a constant reminder that Gaza is largely cut off from the outside world

IN RUINS. A general view taken on August 18, 2014, shows the destroyed and deserted terminal of the Gaza strips’ former international airport in the southern city of Rafah. Thomas Coex/AFP

Russian experts rule out radiation poisoning in Arafat death

Dec 26, 2013 - 8:26 PM

A Palestinian envoy however says the Palestinian authorities will press on with a probe into the 2004 death of Arafat

LOOMING FIGURE. Female Palestinian students walk in front of a mural showing late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a street of Gaza City. AFP file photo

French experts rule out Arafat poisoning: source

Dec 03, 2013 - 11:33 PM

French experts have ruled out a theory that Yasser Arafat was killed by poisoning contradicting previous findings of Swiss scientists who offered support for polonium poisoning

POISONED? A file picture taken on October 29, 2004, shows ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat saying goodbye to well-wishers as he boards a Jordanian army helicopter at dawn at the Muqatta, his West Bank offices in Ramallah. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

Palestinians say Israel 'only suspect' in Arafat death

Nov 08, 2013 - 10:04 PM

France knows the whole truth and details of the martyrdom of Yasser Arafat

POISONED? A file picture taken on October 29, 2004, shows ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat saying goodbye to well-wishers as he boards a Jordanian army helicopter at dawn at the Muqatta, his West Bank offices in Ramallah. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

Tests point to polonium poisoning in Arafat death – Al Jazeera

Nov 07, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Israel s foreign ministry on Wednesday scoffed at the notion that Arafat had been poisoned

POISONED? A file picture taken on October 29, 2004, shows ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat saying goodbye to well-wishers as he boards a Jordanian army helicopter at dawn at the Muqatta, his West Bank offices in Ramallah. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:58 PM

In a report a team of scientists provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat s belongings

LOOMING FIGURE. Female Palestinian students walk in front of a mural showing late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a street of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, 27 November 2012. EPA/Mohammed Saber

Remains of Arafat exhumed for tests

Nov 27, 2012 - 3:06 PM

The remains of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed on Tuesday November 27 and experts began taking samples to be tested for signs of poisoning

PREPARATIONS. A Palestinian worker erects plastic tarpaulin around the mausoleum of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Arafat exhumation hopes to quell poison quandary

Nov 25, 2012 - 12:18 PM

One of the Middle East s greatest political mysteries will come a step closer to being solved on Tuesday when scientists exhume iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat s remains to see if he was poisoned

PREPARATIONS. A Palestinian worker erects plastic tarpaulin around the mausoleum of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on November 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Arafat body 'to be exhumed Tuesday' for poison tests

Nov 24, 2012 - 6:11 PM

The body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday to undergo poison tests the head of the Palestinian inquiry team said on Saturday November 24

Arafat's death: French judges seek further probe

Sep 05, 2012 - 9:22 AM

French judges are seeking to travel to the West Bank to probe the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

France opens Arafat murder enquiry: sources

Aug 28, 2012 - 11:28 PM

The probe comes after Arafat s family launched legal action in France last month over claims the veteran Palestinian leader died of radioactive polonium poisoning