7:15 pm, Sat 13 Apr 2013
Palestinian PM resigns
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned, leaving the country without one of its most moderate voices, Reuters reported.
President Mahmoud Abbas met with Fayyad today and accepted his resignation, thanking him from his service, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned his position.
Credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato
According to the statement, Abbas asked Fayyad to continue to continue in his post until he forms a new government.
The president is expected to name a new prime minister within days, Reuters reported, citing unnamed Palestinian officials.
12:21 pm, Thu 21 Mar 2013
Obama turns tourist in Petra
President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to creating an independent Palestinian state saying "simply, Palestinians deserve a state of their own".
Obama said he has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that continued Jewish settlement activity was not constructive and did not "advance the cause of peace".
President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Credit: AA/ABACA/Press Association Images
Speaking at a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Obama said he had not lost hope in achieving a two-state solution.
However, the President offered no new proposals to getting there.
4:20 pm, Sun 02 Dec 2012
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was given a hero's welcome on his return to Ramallah following the UN General Assembly's vote to upgrade Palestine's status from "observer entity" to "non-member state".
Palestinians celebrate the UN General Assembly's upgrading of their status
Credit: Reuters/Ammar Awad
However, the upgrade falls short of full UN membership, which only the Security Council can grant.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves to the cheering crowds in Ramallah
Credit: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman
In a speech broadcast on state television, he told the cheering crowds who greeted him, "Yes, now we have a state".
The crowds waved flags and cheered at the rally in Ramallah on the West Bank
Credit: Reuters TV
"Congratulations to all of you brave Palestinians; you alone have accomplished this achievement and alone have won this victory", he said.
9:05 pm, Thu 29 Nov 2012
Hague: Israel 'reacted wrongly'
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the UN General Assembly to "issue a birth certificate" for the state of Palestine.
The United Nations is expected to vote tonight and take a step towards recognising a Palestinian state.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN in New York
4:01 pm, Mon 19 Nov 2012
Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal
Mideast quartet envoy Tony Blair (L) in talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah
The Middle East Envoy is holding talks with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah about the Israeli-Hamas conflict.
Earlier, Mr Blair met the Israeli President Shimon Peres.