Middle East Economic Survey


No 51-52


Political Comment (21/28 December 2009)

The PLO has extended Mahmud 'Abbas's term of office as president of the Palestinian Authority until it is possible to hold elections in both the West Bank and Gaza. The Americans say they have no proof of Iran's alleged support for the Houthi insurgency in Yemen.

PLO Extends 'Abbas's Term

On 16 December, the PLO Central Council resolved the dilemma of Hamas' refusal to allow presidential and...