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Mahmoud Abbas picks loyalist Shtayyeh as Palestinian prime minister

The appointment was announced six weeks after Rami al-Hamdallah tendered his resignation from the post and the resignation of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas.

Mar 10, 2019, 21:43 PM IST

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah and his government resign

There was no immediate comment from Abbas, but his Fatah faction, at a meeting he chaired two days ago, recommended that the government be replaced.

Jan 29, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Narendra Modi, first Indian PM to visit Palestine, receives highest honour

The Grand Collar is Palestine's highest order given to foreign dignitaries.

Feb 10, 2018, 15:45 PM IST

Narendra Modi lays wreath at Yasser Arafat's mausoleum

 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Yaser Arafat, the Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and the first President of the Palestinian Authority, soon after arriving here.

Feb 10, 2018, 14:33 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Jordan; Palestine says India can play a role in Middle East peace process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that PM Narendra Modi can play a major role in ending the conflict in the Middle East.

Feb 09, 2018, 23:42 PM IST

Modi set to embark on 3-nation tour, says Gulf and West Asia a key priority for India

On Friday, Modi will leave for Amman from where he will transit to Ramallah on Saturday in what will be the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to Palestine.

Feb 09, 2018, 07:07 AM IST

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls on EU states to recognise Palestine

Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called on EU states to swiftly recognise the state of Palestine.

Jan 22, 2018, 21:10 PM IST

'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

Islamic summit declares East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

The summit of the OIC also invited all the countries to "recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital"

Dec 13, 2017, 22:39 PM IST

Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abbas government

Hamas also agreed to an election, which has failed to take place in Gaza since 2006 as a result of the division between Fatah and Hamas.

Sep 17, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

EU must be part of US Middle East peace push, Ireland says

"Now is the time for the European Union ... to become more vocal," said Coveney, who met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in July.

Sep 08, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Aging and ailing, who will succeed current Palestinian leaders?

Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly dismissing Abbas as no partner for peace, Israel`s security establishment likes his steady hand and the fact he favours peaceful resistance over violence. Those best positioned around Abbas largely have the same perspective.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:49 PM IST

'Wake up, the most important PM of world is coming' - Israeli Daily's description of Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Israel starting July 4. 

Jun 27, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Donald Trump advisors meet Palestinian President

The White House released a statement late on Wednesday that achieving peace with the Israelis "will take time", reports Efe news.

Jun 22, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks

Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy and peace negotiations, arrived in Israel early on Wednesday and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground - he departs shortly after midnight.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:58 PM IST

Donald Trump calls for peace in Middle East, tougher line against Iran

US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he was "honoured" by the invitation extended by Prime Minister Benjimin Netanyahu to visit Israel.

May 22, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

Have found new reasons for hope for Middle East peace, says Donald Trump in Israel

US President Donald Trump said in Israel on Monday he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope.

May 22, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

India supports united, sovereign Palestine: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India hopes for Palestine and Israel to move towards finding a comprehensive solution to their long-standing conflict.

May 16, 2017, 21:18 PM IST

India hopes for sovereign, independent and united Palestine, co-existing peacefully with Israel, PM Narendra Modi tells Abbas

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his appreciation for India's continued support and solidarity for the Palestinian cause on international forums.

May 16, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi meets Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of delegation-level talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here ahead of India-Palestine delegation-level talks.

May 16, 2017, 13:52 PM IST