November 27th @ 3:49 PM GMT
Yahoo! Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party holds its first congress since 2009 on Tuesday as the 81-year-old leader seeks to close ranks and fend off a key rival. While Abbas's advisers insist the congress is being held because it is overdue, some analysts see it as an opportunity for him to sideline allies of his exiled longtime rival Mohammed Dahlan. Talk of who will eventually succeed Abbas as Palestinian president has intensified, with the ageing leader not having publicly desig... (World)