World Bulletin / News Desk
A top aide says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given his permission to exhume the remains of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat.
The decision came days after a Swiss institute found elevated traces of a radioactive agent reportedly on Arafat's belongings, reviving speculation the legendary Palestinian leader was poisoned.
The institute said it needs to test Arafat's remains for conclusive findings.
Abbas aide Saeb Erekat said Monday that Abbas has now given final approval, and is inviting the Swiss experts to test the remains.
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Europrean Union immediately called the move a 'fundamental step' toward peace
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Palestinian homes have been destroyed as clashes escalate throughout West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Alliance calls Russian incursion an "extreme danger" and urges Moscow not to attack Syrian rebels and civilians.
Abdurrahman Tabakovic, who hails from a town just outside Sarajevo, has officially become the 'country's youngest person' to learn the Quran by heart