Tag: Mahmud Abbas

Palestinian president fires advisers as financial crisis hits

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said Monday, amid a financial crisis in the occupied West Bank that...

Are the Palestinians really set to cut Israel ties?

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced late Thursday his government would stop implementing its agreements with Israel. Analysts were quick to question whether Abbas seriously intended...

Palestinian president says to stop agreements with Israel

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday he has decided to stop implementing agreements with Israel amid worsening relations between the two sides. "We announce the...

Palestinian president Abbas says certain Bahrain conference will fail

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday he was confident a peace conference this week in Bahrain would fail. "We are certain that the workshop in...

Abbas loyalists dominate new Palestinian government

RAMALLAH: Incoming Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced his new cabinet Saturday alongside president Mahmud Abbas, leaving out the Islamist movement Hamas. Several key positions were...

Abbas says will reject reduced tax reimbursement from Israel

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday he would not accept partial payment of tax transfers owed by Israel, which decided to withhold reimbursements in...

Palestinian president Abbas accepts government resignation

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas accepted the resignation of his government Tuesday, in a reshuffle seen as a bid by the ageing leader to strengthen...

Abbas rejects ‘biased’ US as sole Mideast mediator

UNITED NATIONS: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas tore into the Trump administration Thursday, refusing to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the Middle...

Abbas spokesman named deputy Palestinian PM

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's spokesman has been named deputy prime minister, the government announced on Thursday, a move criticised by his rivals from Islamist...

Putin hosts Abbas in Moscow, days after Netanyahu visit

MOSCOW: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...