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Abbas announces first Palestinian elections in 15 years

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has announced dates for the first elections in more than 15 years, setting legislative polls for May 22 and a July 31 presidential vote. The Fatah party, which controls the Palestinian Authority based in the

Palestine’s Abbas urges UN for Mideast conference next year

NEW YORK: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appealed to the United Nations to arrange an international conference on the peace process in the wake of Gulf Arab recognition of Israel. In an address to the UN General Assembly, Abbas asked Secretary-General