Mahmoud Abbas

  • Palestinian protesters shout slogans in protest of John Kerry's visit 04-01-2014 10:51 AM

    Ramallah: Palestinian protesters on Friday condemned the latest efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to advance peace talks with Israel, using chants evoking the Arab uprisings and telling him to go home. Hours before Kerry was due to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a raucous crowd of several...
  • Palestinian President ready to meet Israeli PM 25-08-2013 08:05 AM

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that he does not mind meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should newly-resumed peace talks proceed. "There are no obstacles or barriers for us to meet in the time that we think we should meet," Abbas told reporters in Ramallah, according to Xinhua....
  • Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements 14-08-2013 11:14 AM

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep US-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. Negotiators are due to convene in the afternoon in Jerusalem, the...
  • Reaching Mid-east deal in 9 months target, not deadline: US diplomat 01-08-2013 09:48 AM

    Reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal within nine months is a target, not a deadline, a US diplomat in Jerusalem said on Wednesday, two days after the sides resumed negotiations and ended a five-year freeze. During the talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to visit the region "on...
  • Israeli-Palestinian talks begin amid deep divisions 30-07-2013 10:22 AM

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held their first peace talks in nearly three years on Monday in a US-brokered effort that Secretary of State John Kerry hopes will end their conflict despite deep divisions. Top aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas began the talks over...
  • Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume after three years in Washington 29-07-2013 08:35 AM

    Israel and the Palestinians plan to resume peace negotiations this week for the first time in nearly three years after an intense effort by US Secretary of State John Kerry to bring them back to the table. The talks are scheduled to resume in Washington on Monday evening and Tuesday...
  • Israel approves prisoner deal to clear way for peace talks with Palestine 29-07-2013 06:33 AM

    Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved the release of 104 Arab prisoners to help restart US-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians after nearly three years of diplomatic stagnation. Thirteen ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition cabinet voted in favour of the prisoner release, seven voted against and two abstained, a...
  • Abbas convenes key Palestinians to moot new talks with Israel 18-07-2013 05:00 AM

    Ramallah: President Mahmoud Abbas will confer with key Palestinian leaders on Thursday about a possible resumption of peace negotiations with Israel after an almost three-year freeze, officials said. They gave no details on what Abbas's terms might be, should he announce a breakthrough after meeting in Jordan with US Secretary...
  • Palestinian president accepts PM Fayyad's resignation 14-04-2013 06:41 AM

    Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Saturday, the official Palestinian news agency said. Fayyad had offered his resignation in a letter to Abbas following weeks of sparring over Fayyad's handling of the government and an economic crisis afflicting the Israeli-occupied West Bank....
  • Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad resigns 13-04-2013 11:19 PM

    Ramallah: Palestinian officials say Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad has resigned. Fayyad offered his resignation on Thursday, and was waiting for President Mahmoud Abbas' reply. Officials said Fayyad submitted his resignation to Abbas in person on Saturday, and Abbas accepted it. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the...
  • New member Palestine raises flag at UNESCO 14-12-2011 01:07 AM

    Paris: Palestinians raised their flag at the headquarters of the UN cultural agency in Paris on Tuesday as the agency's 195th member, a historic move and symbolic boost for their push for an independent state. Cheers rose as the red, black, white and green flag went up in pouring rain...
  • Palestinian membership bid report sent to UNSC 12-11-2011 03:07 AM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council's admissions committee on Friday forwarded to the 15-nation body its report on the Palestinian request for full UN membership, the council president told. "We held a meeting of the committee on admissions and the committee approved the report and forwarded it to the Security...
  • UNESCO grants Palestinians full membership 31-10-2011 11:40 PM

    Paris: The United Nations' cultural agency granted the Palestinians full membership on Monday, a step forward in their long-running efforts to achieve recognition before the world as an independent state. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) became the first UN agency to welcome the Palestinians as a...
  • Palestine leader applauded for statehood bid 24-09-2011 12:50 PM

    United Nations: Mahmoud Abbas' bold bid for UN recognition of Palestinian statehood is doomed to fail but has won him admiration at home and re-energised international efforts to seek a negotiated settlement. Thousands of jubilant, flag-waving Palestinians watching on outdoor screens across the West Bank, cheered on their president on...
  • Palestinians submit UN statehood bid 23-09-2011 09:36 PM

    United Nations: Defying US and Israeli opposition, Palestinians asked the United Nations on Friday to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of troubled negotiations in the hope this dramatic move on the world stage would re-energize their quest for an independent homeland. In the West Bank,...
  • Palestine leader to bid for statehood at UN meet 23-09-2011 08:39 AM

    United Nations: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will make his speech at the UN General Assembly demanding for recognition of Palestine as a member state. The Indian Prime Minister is also likely to support that demand, while the US President has suggested that the proposal should be vetoed upon. The threat...
  • Israel, Palestine to discuss peace pact 06-09-2010 11:30 AM

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas one-on-one every two weeks to discuss "the agenda for a peace agreement," he said on Sunday. "I believe that what is needed now in order to move the process is not multiplicity of [negotiation] teams but...
  • Pak PM equates Kashmir with Palestine 13-02-2010 10:35 AM

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  • Abbas swears in crisis Cabinet 17-06-2007 08:32 PM

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  • Israel, Palestine to carry on dialogue 12-03-2007 12:26 PM

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  • Palestine PM opposes early elections 17-12-2006 10:39 PM

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