Mahmoud Abbas
  • China's President Xi Jinping, right, and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Lee, Pool)

    China has traditionally maintained a low profile in Mid East diplomacy, but in recent years has tried to play a more active role in the region.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT
  • Palestinian president urged not to let P.M. quit as Washington seeks to resurrect peace talks.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 11, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT