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  1. June 20, 2013

    Palestinian PM resigns only two weeks after taking office

    Rami Hamdallah, the Palestinian prime minister, has submitted his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas, sources in the...

  2. June 2, 2013

    Hamdallah to be new Palestinian PM

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Rami Hamdallah, a British-educated academic, to serve as prime minister and...

  1. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2013

    London headlines

    * Chinese economy grows 7.7% in Q1 * Palestinian prime minister resigns * Norilsk profits fall risks hurting Rusal * Israel...

  2. April 14, 2013

    Palestinian prime minister resigns

    The Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, has resigned, ending weeks of speculation about his future, but he will stay...

  3. February 24, 2013

    Riots erupt over Palestinian’s jail death

    Protests have broken out across the West Bank after the death of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail, raising fears of...

  4. September 18, 2012

    IMF issues warning on Palestinian economy

    The Palestinian economy is heading for a further slowdown in growth and a spike in unemployment just as it faces a “high...

  5. September 11, 2012

    Palestinian officials face West Bank unrest

    The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday announced measures to lower the cost of living in the West Bank, a move prompted by the...

  6. May 16, 2012

    Palestinian PM gives up finance ministry role

    Salam Fayyad, the western-backed Palestinian prime minister, has relinquished his parallel post as finance minister, in a...

  7. March 14, 2012

    Palestinians blame Israel for tax loss

    The cash-starved Palestinian Authority could be losing much-needed revenues as a result of “tax leakage” on the Israeli...

  8. February 6, 2012

    Hamas and Fatah to form unity government

    Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, is set to head a new interim government as prime minister, under...

  9. December 11, 2011

    Arabs accuse Gingrich of ignoring history

    Arab and Palestinian leaders have voiced sharp criticism of Newt Gingrich after the leading Republican contender for the US...

  10. November 25, 2011

    Hamas and Fatah hail new partnership

    The leaders of Hamas and Fatah have proclaimed an era of “partnership” between the rival Palestinian factions, but...

  11. September 23, 2011

    Palestinians tread carefully to statehood

    The Palestinian application for UN membership may have sown panic and confusion among diplomats around the world. Yet it...

  12. September 21, 2011

    A diplomatic bid to call Israel’s bluff

    The diplomatic crisis at the UN triggered by the Palestinians’ attempt to win recognition as a state may or may not advance...

  13. June 20, 2011

    Hamas and Fatah stall on progress amid tensions

    For Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the Rafah border crossing with Egypt is not just a door to the outside world but a...

  14. June 8, 2011

    Palestinian growth surge fails to boost jobs

    Palestinian workers in the West Bank have so far failed to benefit from the recent surge in economic growth, with new...

  15. May 24, 2011

    Palestine’s Fayyad suffers heart attack in US

    HOUSTON, May 24 – Salam Fayyad, Palestinian prime minister, suffered a heart attack while visiting the US. A hospital...

  16. May 16, 2011

    Israel to unblock Palestinian funds

    Israel will resume the transfer of tax and customs revenues that it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, ending...

  17. May 3, 2011

    Palestinian factions prepare to sign deal

    Hamas and Fatah, the rival Palestinian factions, are set to sign formally an agreement on Wednesday that promises an end to...

  18. April 13, 2011

    New Palestinian state may cost $5bn

    A new Palestinian state will require almost US$5bn in foreign donor money over the next three years, according to a new...

  19. April 7, 2011

    Palestinian growth ‘unsustainable’

    Economic growth in the Palestinian territories is overly dependent on donor money and will be “unsustainable” as long as...

  20. February 14, 2011

    Cabinet resigns in Palestinian reshuffle

    The Palestinian government announced its collective resignation on Monday, the latest in a series of steps taken by the West...

  21. January 11, 2011

    A bold new Palestinian approach can succeed

    The demolition of East Jerusalem’s Shepherd Hotel this week to make way for a new Jewish housing development follows two...

  22. December 9, 2010

    The way out of the Middle Eastern morass

    The Middle East peace process just died, but nobody seems to be in mourning. Twenty months of US efforts to freeze Israeli...

  23. November 21, 2010

    Allegations of West Bank torture increase

    Palestinian security forces in Bethlehem. General Intelligence and Preventive Security officers have been accused of human...

  24. September 24, 2010

    Palestinians open trade talks with Mercosur

    The Palestinian Authority has opened trade talks with Brazil, Argentina and other Latin American countries, in an effort to...

  25. August 20, 2010

    Mideast peace talks ‘close’ to start

    Israel and the Palestinians are “very, very close” to restarting direct peace talks for the first time in more than 18...

  26. July 29, 2010

    West Bank leader eyes ‘home stretch to freedom’

    Over the road from the offices of the Palestinian prime minister, a new commercial tower is taking shape – one of countless...

  27. April 15, 2010

    Smatterings of hope on the West Bank

    Gideon Rachman's blog : Talking to Nasser Kidweh in Ramallah yesterday was like chatting to somebody who had been asked to...

  28. The World

    April 14, 2010

    Smatterings of hope on the West Bank

    Talking to Nasser Kidweh in Ramallah yesterday was like chatting to somebody who had been asked to act out the phrase...

  29. April 13, 2010

    World Bank praises Palestinian PM's efforts

    The Palestinian government is on track to deliver its promise of building the institutions of an independent state, the...

  30. April 13, 2010

    Palestinian statehood efforts praised

    The Palestinian government is on track to deliver its promise of building the institutions of an independent state, the...

  31. April 13, 2010

    'Fayyadism' bolsters the Palestinian cause

    It is not often that a leader from the Arab world is deemed to be both original and influential enough to lend his name to a...

  32. April 12, 2010

    Comment: Fayyad boosts Palestinian cause

    It is not often that a leader from the Arab world is deemed to be both original and influential enough to lend his name to a...

  33. April 12, 2010

    Palestinian state on track says World Bank

    The Palestinian government is on track to deliver on its promise of building the institutions of an independent state, the...

  34. March 16, 2010

    Palestinians eye settler goods ban

    Palestinian shopkeepers will be banned from selling products made in Israeli settlements under a draft law that is expected...

  35. March 15, 2010

    Palestinians eye ban on settler goods

    Palestinian shopkeepers will be banned from selling products made in Israeli settlements under a draft law that is expected...

  36. November 26, 2009

    Netanyahu offers freeze on West Bank settlements

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, unveiled plans yesterday for a 10-month "settlement freeze" in the West Bank,...

  37. November 26, 2009

    Netanyahu offers freeze on West Bank settlements

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, announced a 10-month "settlement freeze" in the West Bank yesterday, in a move...

  38. November 25, 2009

    Netanyahu offers freeze on settlements

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, announced a 10-month “settlement freeze” in the West Bank on Wednesday, in a...

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