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Palestinian Authority

Palestinian PM Fayyad quits amid row with Abbas

The two men have been at loggerheads amid mounting criticism of Fayyad’s economic policies by Abbas’s ruling Fatah movement, but Washington had lobbied hard for the 61-year-old, US-educated economist to stay on.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 11:37am

Beijing urged to give more support to Palestinians by envoy

A Palestinian envoy said yesterday that he hoped China would play a greater role in supporting his people in their conflict with Israel as a counterweight to the United States' influence over the peace process.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

Palestine to seek UN non-state membership amid opposition

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will present its bid for non-state UN membership, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said, despite opposition from the United States and Israel.

Following talks with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo, "it has been agreed that the request will be presented on November 29", Abbas said on Monday, calling for support from Arab states.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Palestinian UN bid on Nov 29: Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced on Monday that the Palestinian Authority will present its bid for non-state UN membership, despite US and Israeli opposition.

Following talks with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo, “it has been agreed that the request will be presented on November 29,” Abbas told reporters, calling for support from Arab states.

13 Nov 2012 - 5:17am