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Palestinian president seeks UN probe into Israeli crimes

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:59

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday asked the UN to form an international fact-finding committee to investigate what he described as ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinians.

Gaza`s Hamas government says ready to step aside

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 01:21

Gaza`s Hamas government says it has concluded its last meeting and is "ready to hand over full responsibility" to a Palestinian unity government.

Hamas clears out of Abbas` Gaza home in unity push

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:24

Hamas today cleared out of the private Gaza residence of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the most concrete sign yet that the rivals are moving toward reconciliation.

Kerry, Abbas to discuss peace talks: Palestinians

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 00:19

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in London on Wednesday, a Palestinian official said, weeks after Middle East peace talks collapsed.

Israel not freeing prisoners would be breach of deal: Abbas

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 03:43

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned Saturday of action if Israel failed to release the fourth and final batch of veteran prisoners as agreed under a US-backed deal.

John Kerry holds new Paris talks with Mahmud Abbas

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 23:56

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Paris on Thursday for their second round of talks in two days.

Israeli PM slams Abbas` refusal to recognise Jewish state

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 04:57

Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` unwillingness to recognise Israel as a Jewish state in an interview by New York Times.

Prisoners` release key to resuming talks: Abbas to Kerry

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 09:01

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday told visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry that the release of prisoners held by Israel was a "top priority" for resuming peace talks.

Fatah, Hamas trade blames over delay in reconcilia

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 23:20

Egypt has been sponsoring the dialogue between the two since Hamas had violently seized control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007.

Palestinian Prez approves autopsy of Arafat

Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 16:59

A top aide says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given his permission to exhume the remains of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat.

Abbas to visit Iran for international conference

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 22:19

The Palestinian President has accepted an invitation to visit Iran, a patron of his political rival, the Islamic militant Hamas, a top Palestinian official said.