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Stories with person: Mahmoud Abbas
  • Saudi official downplays significance of recent Hamas visit 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:23 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat says a recent visit by the leader of Hamas was for religious purposes and was not an official political visit to the kingdom.

  • Top PLO official says Palestinian leader fired him illegally 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 9:32 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - A top PLO official recently fired by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he was dismissed illegally in a move that bodes ill for Palestinian institutions.

  • Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 10:54 am

    JERUSALEM - Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.

  • Israel deports Gaza flotilla activists 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:56 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel has deported a group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a former Tunisian president, who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

  • A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:38 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.