Fatah, Hamas choose PM of Palestine unity government

Officials from the Islamic Hamas movement and the Fatah Party have tapped the premier of the Palestinian National Authority, Rami Hamdallah, for the role of prime minister in the Palestinian unity government, an official said Thursday.

Palestinians reject Israel`s economic sanctions

Palestinian peace negotiators said Sunday that if Israel is going to impose economic sanctions against the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), they might halt security coordination with Israel.

Palestinian government takes oath for a second time

The Palestinian government was sworn-in in the West Bank city of Ramallah, weeks after caretaker PM Rami Hamdallah agreed to take up the post permanently.

Abbas-Palestinian PM crisis meeting postponed

A planned meeting between Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, PM Salam Fayyad to try to resolve a damaging dispute has been postponed until at least next week.

`Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad set to quit`

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has prepared a letter of resignation which he will submit to President Mahmud Abbas, a senior Palestinian official said.

Palestine wins historical vote to upgrade UN status

The Palestinian bid, submitted by President Mahmoud Abbas, was approved by 138 UN members, while nine voted against it and 41 abstained from voting.

Palestinian PM threatens to quit over cash crunch

Salam Fayyad believes he has not received enough support from other political factions as he steers the Palestinian Authority through an economic crisis.

Palestinians in crisis, pledged aid not received

The Palestinian finance minister says donor countries have paid only USD 466 million of USD 1.2 billion promised this year.

Israel rejects settlement university in West Bank

Most of the international community agrees and considers Israel`s West Bank settlements illegal and an obstacle to peace.

Israel returns remains of 91 Palestinian militants

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given no sign that Israel`s gesture would persuade him to return to peace talks.

Arafat`s moneyman targeted in corruption probe

The late Yasser Arafat`s powerful moneyman is the target of the highest-profile Palestinian corruption probe to date.