'Slap of the century': No more talks with the US, says Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

'Slap of the century': No more talks with the US, says Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

At a high-ranking meeting of the PLO, Abbas said he would not accept the Trump administration as a mediator for peace talks with Israel.

Jan 15, 2018, 06:44 AM IST

Hamas hands over Arafat house to PLO after eight years

 The Islamic movement of Hamas on Tuesday handed over the house of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in Gaza after eight years' control.

Nov 11, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

PLO body decides to end security cooperation with Israel

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation's central council decided to end security cooperation with Israel, in a potentially explosive move after the Jewish state cut off a key source of funds.

Mar 06, 2015, 06:35 AM IST

Hamas MPs meet, slam Abbas in sign of Palestinian rifts

Hamas MPs in Gaza held an exclusive meeting on Wednesday apparently defying the Palestinian Authority and criticised president Mahmud Abbas, in a further sign of a failing unity pact.

Jan 14, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Will seek membership of international bodies: Palestine

The PLO`s central council on Sunday adopted a plan to pursue attempts to join 60 United Nations bodies and international agreements.

Apr 28, 2014, 05:50 AM IST

Hamas official salutes `positive` Abbas speech

A senior Hamas official welcomed as "positive" a speech Saturday by Mahmud Abbas, but sidestepped the Palestinian president`s pledged that a new Palestinian unity government would recognise Israel and reject violence.

Apr 26, 2014, 18:53 PM IST

Deal with Hamas boosts two-state solution: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that the reconciliation deal reached with his rival Hamas movement will empower the principle of the two-state solution.

Apr 24, 2014, 09:39 AM IST

Pakistani bomb-maker eyed Walmart, NSE in New York

The bomb-maker has revealed how al Qaeda handler in Pak considered everything from the subway to theatres as targets.

Apr 18, 2012, 11:25 AM IST

PLO to pursue statehood despite Israeli measures

Israel has decided to speed up Jewish settlements` construction on land where PA aims to establish an independent state.

Nov 02, 2011, 22:52 PM IST

PLO urges Abbas to quit peace talks over settlements

The Palestinian leadership today urged president Mahmud Abbas to quit US-backed peace talks over Israeli settlement construction.

Oct 02, 2010, 23:49 PM IST

PLO extends Abbas` presidential term

The Palestine Liberation
Organisation indefinitely extended Mahmoud Abbas` term as
Palestinian president on Wednesday and endorsed his refusal to
negotiate with Israel unless it freezes all settlement

Dec 16, 2009, 23:28 PM IST