Palestinians call off elections

As expected, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ‘postponed’ 22 May parliamentary elections amid internal divisions among his Fatah party and a dispute with Israel over voting by Arab residents in east…

Israel blamed for PA election delay

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is widely expected to imminently announce cancellation of the first elections in 15 years, amid infighting in his Fatah party and a dispute over voting in…

Turkish currency drops to record low

Turkey’s lira briefly fell 15% yesterday following the shock dismissal of the country’s Central Bank Governor Naci Ağbal by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ağbal was abruptly fired on Saturday, just 2…

PA to hold first elections in 15 years?

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that parliamentary and presidential elections would be held later this year in a bid to heal long-standing divisions. The 85-year-old Fatah leader…