Abbas accepts resignation of Palestinian PM

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

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

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.

`Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure`

Palestinian Prez stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the UN General Assembly this month despite pressure to cancel the bid.

Palestinian Prez’s office head in sex scandal: Report

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

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 slams Hamas for delaying reconciliation pact

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.