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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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