Mahmud Abbas

Abbas says 'biased' US cannot be sole Mideast mediator

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 12:10 GMT

The Palestinians will no longer accept the United States as the sole mediator in the Middle East peace process, their president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday.

Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers released from prison

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 - 07:59 GMT

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was released from prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers.

Egypt Today's world news brief

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 09:27 GMT

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Palestinians ask China, Russia to push the peace process

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 05:45 GMT

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has sent delegations to China and Russia to ask them to take a greater role in the peace process with Israel.

Palestinian authority extends detention of rights activist: NGO

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - 01:14 GMT

The Palestinian Authority has extended the detention of a prominent rights activist who criticised president Mahmud Abbas's administration

Jordan's king on rare visit to Ramallah: Palestinians

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 - 12:31 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah II is to meet Monday with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on his first visit in five years to the West Bank city of Ramallah

Modi begins first ever Israel visit by an Indian PM

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 - 09:49 GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Israel Tuesday for what he called a "groundbreaking" first ever visit by an Indian premier

Palestinians say Trump decision 'gives peace a chance'

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 - 05:22 GMT

The Palestinian leadership welcomed Trump's decision on Thursday not to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem for now.