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Palestine to turn presidential palace into national library

1 year, 1 month ago
RAMALLAH: Palestinian officials are embarking on a project to transform a presidential palace into a national library near the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, the culture minister said on Sunday. President Mahmud Abbas and…

Museum to Yasser Arafat offers facts, leaves open questions

1 year, 11 months ago
RAMALLAH: The battle for Palestinian statehood consumed Yasser Arafat's life and a new museum in his name puts the nature of that fight front and center - the sub-machine gun on his desk, the AK-47 assault rifle in the corner, the pistol at…

Palestinians to open museum to longtime leader Arafat

1 year, 11 months ago
RAMALLAH: A museum dedicated to Yasser Arafat, including the room where the Palestinian leader spent much of his final years under Israeli siege, will open on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary of his death. Current Palestinian president…