The ocean liner Queen Victoria makes its way beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 27. The Queen Victoria, Cunard's newest luxury liner and the company's second largest, is making her Maiden Call to San Francisco during her current world voyage. The 99-day westbound circumnavigation will continue to Hawaii and then on to 41 other ports.
New elections should have been held Jan. 24, according to the Palestinian Constitution. But Hamas, which trails its rival, Fatah, in polls, may benefit from delay.
Models present creations by British designer John Galliano as part of his Fall-Winter 2010/2011 Men's Fashion Show in Paris on Jan. 22.
This painting, attributed to elusive British graffiti artist Banksy, appeared in Camden Town, London in December 2009, during the Copenhagen climate conference.
With low expectations surrounding US Mideast envoy George Mitchell's visit with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, some warn a new intifada could break out if progress isn't made soon.
One year after the Gaza war, 11 Palestinian rights groups came together to ask leaders of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to investigate the conduct of Palestinian forces during the war.
While Egypt’s pressure on Hamas has backed the Islamist movement into a corner, it has also inflamed Palestinian anger by doing so – and thus weakened Egypt’s power as a regional negotiator.
Last week's high court decision will force Israel's army to remove roadblocks that have sealed off about 55,000 Palestinian villagers along a stretch of Highway 443 linking Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. Rights groups call it a precedent-setting blow to a policy that some liken to South Africa's apartheid system.
Israel high court overturned a ban on Palestinian use of a highway that cuts through the West Bank ahead of a visit by US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell next week.
A young Palestinian woman paints a mural to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Israeli offensive in Gaza on Dec. 29. Israel launched the three-week long offensive on Dec. 27, 2008, to end years of rocket fire from Gaza toward Israeli border towns. About 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of civilians, along with 13 Israelis.