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Abbas Names New Palestinian Prime Minister

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked academic Rami Hamdallah to form a new Palestinian Cabinet in the West Bank.

Hamdallah, is president of Al-Najah University in Nablus, where he is an English professor. He is to replace Salam Fayyad who quit in April and formally leaves office this month. Fayyad, a U.S.-educated economist, frequently clashed with Abbas.

Hamdallah is a member of Mr. Abbas' Fatah Party, is chairman of the Palestinian stock exchange and has led the Palestinian Election Commission since 2002

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FILE-In this Monday, May 19, 2014 file photo, Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries as she displays her photo, in the family house, in Chibok, Nigeria.

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