Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah re-elected him party head Tuesday as the movement opened its first congress since 2009 with talk mounting of who will eventually succeed the 81-year-old.
Abbas was re-elected by consensus, party spokesman Mahmoud Abu al-Hija said, and was due to address the congress at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT). Some 1,400 delegates were attending.Full Story
Key dates in the life of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority since 2005:Full Story
Fatah, the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas which on Tuesday holds its first congress in seven years, is at the heart of the Palestinian institutions:Full Story
The United States on Monday condemned Israel's "unprecedented and troubling" step toward legalizing unauthorized Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
Israeli ministers on Sunday approved draft legislation that would retroactively grant legal status to wildcat settlements across the West Bank in defiance of international law.Full Story
A museum dedicated to Yasser Arafat, including the room where the Palestinian leader spent much of his final years under Israeli siege, will open on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary of his death.Full Story
An Israeli court sentenced three Palestinian teenagers to more than a decade in prison Monday for stabbing Israelis, including a 14-year-old involved in one of the most high-profile attacks.Full Story
The Palestinian government will protest against a delay in its application to join the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at the body's annual conference next week, an official said Friday.Full Story
Israeli troops on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, the army said.Full Story
The U.N. cultural agency on Tuesday adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution on east Jerusalem which Israel has said ignores Jewish ties to a key holy site.Full Story
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized on Thursday for a heart test and later discharged, with the 81-year-old's health reported to be normal, officials said.Full Story