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Abbas accepts resignation of Palestinian PM

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 14:27

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas today formally accepted the resignation of his newly-installed prime minister Rami Hamdallah after just more than two weeks on the job.

Palestinian President appoints new PM

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 11:04

The official Palestinian news agency says President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed a new prime minister, ending weeks of uncertainty following the resignation of the previous premier.

Hamas has already recognised Israel: Abbas

Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 19:51

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has criticised rival Islamist Hamas` chief Khaled Meshal for saying that his organisation will never recognise Israel and for calling for the destruction of the Jewish nation.

Palestine President to visit India next week

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 21:22

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit India next week for talks with the country`s top leadership.

Have direct talks with Israel: Obama to Palestine President

Last Updated: Sunday, August 01, 2010, 13:43

US leader wants Abbas to go into direct talks with the Israelis next month.

Palestinian Prez tells US envoy blockade must be lifted

Last Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010, 22:31

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday told US envoy George Mitchell that Washington must press Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian President sacks close aide over sex scandal

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 17:38

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` influential Chief of Staff Rafik Husseini has been fired following an investigation into charges that he sought sexual favours from a woman job applicant.

Palestinian Prez’s office head in sex scandal: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 12:01

A leading Israeli television channel broadcast a tape allegedly showing the head of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` office trying to receive sexual favours from a Palestinian woman.

Abbas blames stalled peace process for decision to step down

Last Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2009, 10:09

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday the stalled peace process is the reason he will not run for a second term in office.

Abbas calls Palestinian elections for January 24

Last Updated: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 09:27

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Friday called presidential and legislative elections for January 24 in the Palestinian territories including the Gaza Strip, in a move seen as pressuring Hamas into signing a unity deal.

Abbas slams Hamas for delaying reconciliation pact

Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009, 09:41

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed on Sunday the Islamic Hamas movement for delaying an inter-Palestinian reconciliation pact that was due to be signed in Cairo this month and would have ended internecine tensions.