Ismail Haniyeh

Iran's top diplomat, Hamas head discuss US plan

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh denounced the U.S.' so-called Middle East peace plan in a phone call on Feb. 6.

Zarif expressed support for the stances of the Palestinian people and leaders against the "unilateral" plan of the U.S., Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.

Argentina Cancel Final World Cup Warmup Friendly against Israel

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina have cancelled their final World Cup warmup match against Israel scheduled for this Saturday in Jerusalem, striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Tuesday.

"They've finally done the right thing," Higuain said in an interview with ESPN, confirming reports the game had been canceled following political pressure.

Ismail Haniyeh elected new Hamas chief

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was elected chief of the group's political bureau, a Hamas source said on May 6. 

Haniyeh was selected in polls that were held on May 6 in both the Gaza Strip and Doha simultaneously via video conference. 

He will replace Khaled Meshaal, who has been Hamas political chief since 1996. 

Turkey to build Erdo?an Stadium in Gaza

Turkey is set to build a 20,000-seat stadium to international standards in the Gaza Strip to support sports in Palestine, officials revealed on July 14.

A member of the Higher Council of Youth and Sports in the Gaza Strip, Abd al-Salam Haniyeh, said the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (T?KA) would build the stadium.