Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel.

Palestinian president seeks UN probe into Israeli crimes

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

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

Kerry, Abbas to discuss peace talks: Palestinians

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

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

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

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

Palestinian Prez approves autopsy of Arafat

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

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.