Salam Fayyad http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/44078/all en Abbas 'may fire Palestinian premier Fayyad' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/abbas-may-fire-palestinian-premier-fayyad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas may fire prime minister Salam Fayyad, a Fatah member said, as the party criticised the premier's government as being "improvised and confused."</p> <p>Abbas "is leaning towards dismissing Fayyad from the head of the government and forming a new one," a member of Fatah's Revolutionary Council told AFP late on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>"I am angrier than all of you at the government... but I don't want to say more than that now. Just wait for three days," he quoted Abbas as saying at a meeting of the council in Ramallah.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/abbas-may-fire-palestinian-premier-fayyad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:30:50 +0000 5803451 at http://www.globalpost.com Abbas 'may fire Palestinian premier Fayyad' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/abbas-may-fire-palestinian-premier-fayyad-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas may fire prime minister Salam Fayyad, a Fatah member said, as the party criticised the premier's government as being "improvised and confused."</p> <p>Abbas "is leaning towards dismissing Fayyad from the head of the government and forming a new one," a member of Fatah's Revolutionary Council told AFP late on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>"I am angrier than all of you at the government... but I don't want to say more than that now. Just wait for three days," he quoted Abbas as saying at a meeting of the council in Ramallah.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/abbas-may-fire-palestinian-premier-fayyad-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:30:31 +0000 5803621 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad offers resignation - sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/palestinian-prime-minister-fayyad-offers-resignation-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ali Sawafta</p> <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday following a rift between the two men over government policy, two sources told Reuters.</p> <p>Abbas was due to return to the occupied West Bank from Jordan on Thursday, and it was not immediately clear whether he would accept the resignation of the U.S.-educated economist.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/palestinian-prime-minister-fayyad-offers-resignation-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad War Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:00:46 +0000 5809973 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Fayyad set to quit: Palestinian official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/pm-fayyad-set-quit-palestinian-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad has prepared a letter of resignation which he will submit to president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday, a senior Palestinian official said.</p> <p>Abbas and Fayyad are known to have been at loggerheads over a raft of issues, including the resignation of the Palestinian Authority's finance minister, which Abbas refused to accept but which was agreed by Fayyad, a US-educated economist.</p> <p>"Fayyad has prepared a letter of resignation which he will present today to Abbas," the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/pm-fayyad-set-quit-palestinian-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:00:49 +0000 5810270 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian president under pressure to back Fayyad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/palestinian-president-under-pressure-back-fayyad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Crispian Balmer</p> <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faced pressure from Western allies on Thursday not to let Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit at a time when Washington is seeking to resurrect Middle East peace talks.</p> <p>Palestinian sources told Reuters that Fayyad would present his formal resignation to Abbas later on Thursday after weeks of sparring over his handling of the economic crisis afflicting the Israeli-occupied West Bank.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/palestinian-president-under-pressure-back-fayyad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad War Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:46:04 +0000 5811508 at http://www.globalpost.com US dismisses speculation over Fayyad resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/us-dismisses-speculation-over-fayyad-resignation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Thursday shot down speculation Palestinian premier Salam Fayyad is poised to offer his resignation to president Mahmud Abbas after a dispute between the two.</p> <p>Rumours the US-educated economist would either resign or be told to step down by Abbas have been rife in recent weeks following the high-profile dispute between the pair over the government's hiring and firing policy.</p> <p>But a senior official at the US State Department poured cold water on the idea, telling reporters he did not believe Fayyad was on the verge of resigning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/us-dismisses-speculation-over-fayyad-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:48:42 +0000 5811691 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian PM Fayyad offers resignation: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/palestinian-pm-fayyad-offers-resignation-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has submitted his resignation, awaiting President Mahmoud Abbas to approve it, an official from Abbas' Fatah party said Thursday.</p><P>Fayyad decided to quit over a dispute with Abbas over Finance Minister Nabil Qassis' resignation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/palestinian-pm-fayyad-offers-resignation-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Politics Salam Fayyad Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:31:40 +0000 Asianet 5812170 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian president under pressure to back Fayyad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/palestinian-president-under-pressure-back-fayyad-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Crispian Balmer</p> <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faced pressure from Western allies on Thursday not to let Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit at a time when Washington is seeking to resurrect Middle East peace talks.</p> <p>Palestinian sources told Reuters that Fayyad had offered his resignation in a letter to Abbas following weeks of sparring over his handling of the government and an economic crisis afflicting the Israeli-occupied West Bank.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/palestinian-president-under-pressure-back-fayyad-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad War Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:15:51 +0000 5812335 at http://www.globalpost.com US dismisses speculation over Fayyad resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/us-dismisses-speculation-over-fayyad-resignation-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Thursday reacted warily to speculation Palestinian premier Salam Fayyad was poised to offer his resignation to president Mahmud Abbas after a dispute between the two.</p> <p>Rumours the US-educated economist would either resign or be told to step down by Abbas have been rife in recent weeks following the high-profile dispute between the pair over the government's hiring and firing policy.</p> <p>But a senior official at the US State Department poured cold water on the idea, telling reporters he did not believe Fayyad was on the verge of resigning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/us-dismisses-speculation-over-fayyad-resignation-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:48:45 +0000 5812640 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian president under pressure to back Fayyad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/palestinian-president-under-pressure-back-fayyad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faced pressure from Western allies on Thursday not to let Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit at a time when Washington is seeking to resurrect Middle East peace talks.</p><P>Palestinian sources told Reuters that Fayyad had offered his resignation in a letter to Abbas following weeks of sparring over his handling of the government and an economic crisis afflicting the Israeli-occupied West Bank.</p><P>Fayyad, a former World Bank official, is credited by Western powers with helping create the institutions needed if the Palestinians are to gain independence f</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/palestinian-president-under-pressure-back-fayyad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad War Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:17:12 +0000 Asianet 5813893 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad offers resignation, officials say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/palestinian-pm-salam-fayyad-offers-resignation-officials-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has offered to resign because of an increasingly bitter dispute with President Mahmoud Abbas over the extent of his authority, officials said on Thursday.</p><P>Abbas has not responded to Fayyad, who enjoys the support of the international community, particularly the United States.</p><P>It was not clear if Abbas, who was expected back in the West Bank later on Thursday from a trip to Qatar, will accept Fayyad's resignation at a time when the US is trying to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.</p><P>As part of that effort, US Secretary of State J</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/palestinian-pm-salam-fayyad-offers-resignation-officials-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:50:40 +0000 Asianet 5813994 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian PM offered resignation, officials say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/palestinian-pm-offered-resignation-officials-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Palestinian officials say Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas as part of an increasingly bitter conflict over authority.</p><P>The officials say Abbas has not responded to Fayyad's offer. </p><P>Tensions between the two have been rising, most recently over the right to hire and fire Cabinet ministers. Fayyad enjoys the strong support of the international community.</p><P>Three officials confirmed the offer in comments to The Associated Press but insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue with media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/palestinian-pm-offered-resignation-officials-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad Salam Fayyad Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:19:29 +0000 Asianet 5814243 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian leader, premier to meet over resignation plans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/palestinian-leader-premier-meet-over-resignation-plans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and his prime minister will try to settle a dispute that led Salam Fayyad to consider his resignation, during a joint meeting in Ramallah Saturday, a Palestinian source said.</p> <p>The meeting which will start at 0800 GMT was scheduled after US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Abbas in a telephone conversation late Friday to find common ground, the source said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/palestinian-leader-premier-meet-over-resignation-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 01:15:39 +0000 5814576 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian PM Fayyad intends to quit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/palestinian-pm-fayyad-intends-quit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad intends to present his resignation to president Mahmud Abbas, Palestinian officials said on Saturday.</p> <p>"Fayyad has said he will not remain head of the government, even if asked to stay in his post," a high-ranking official who requested anonymity told AFP.</p> <p>Another official confirmed Fayyad's intention to quit.</p> <p>he-na/jad/al</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad Salam Fayyad AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:46:06 +0000 5814867 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian PM Fayyad intends to quit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/palestinian-pm-fayyad-intends-quit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad intends to present his resignation to president Mahmud Abbas, Palestinian officials said on Saturday.</p> <p>"Fayyad has said he will not remain head of the government, even if asked to stay in his post," a high-ranking official who requested anonymity told AFP, as the prime minister met Abbas at the president's headquarters in Ramallah.</p> <p>Another official confirmed Fayyad's intention to quit, telling AFP, also on condition of anonymity, that Fayyad was "determined to resign."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/palestinian-pm-fayyad-intends-quit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Salam Fayyad AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:15:18 +0000 5814882 at http://www.globalpost.com