Palestinian Authority

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (right) meets with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, in the West Bank town of Ramallah on Saturday. Photo: EPA

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.

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