The Palestinian Authority has launched a diplomatic initiative to secure a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and setting out a timetable for the establishment of a Palestinian state within a year.
The son of Palestinian president Mahmouud Abbas owns $1m worth of shares in a Palestinian investment company, the Panama Papers have revealed.
In the mega-leak of documents from Panamanian law office Mossack Fonseca, published by over 100 news organisations two weeks ago, are the files of the Arab Palestinian Investment Company (APIC), incorporated in the Virgin Islands in 1994.
A former Auschwitz guard has died days before his trial.
Ernst Tremmel died aged 93, just before he was due to stand trial for 1,075 counts of accessory to murder, covering the time he worked at the camp from November 1942 to June 1943. His trial was scheduled for April 13.