In pictures: The 'Palestinian Spring' - Al Jazeera English

In pictures: The 'Palestinian Spring'

Images from a tumultuous week of rallies and protests in the occupied West Bank.

This month saw a number of protests and demonstrations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Thousands of Palestinians gathered for a series of peaceful demonstrations: to support the Palestine Liberation Organisation's bid for full membership at the United Nations; to listen to PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech to the United Nations; and to welcome Abbas back to Ramallah.

Dozens of young men, meanwhile, went on several occasions to the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, throwing stones and glass bottles at the Israeli soldiers there.

Nepal: The Maoist dream

Nepal: The Maoist dream

Nepal's bloody civil war ended in 2006 when a Comprehensive Peace Accord was signed between the Maoist rebels and the Nepali state in Kathmandu. Many people have disappeared or got killed during the war. Al Jazeera tells this story through the eyes of the Nepali people.

War & Conflict, Nepal, Asia