A "MASSIVE brain haemorrhage" killed Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader, last year, although it remains unclear what led to the rapid deterioration in his health, according to French medical records made public yesterday.
YASSER Arafat’s nephew last night said the lack of a diagnosis, despite extensive tests, into his uncle’s death last month raised suspicions that the late Palestinian leader died of "unnatural" causes.
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PALESTINIANS must elect a leader who will spurn the fanatics and terrorists who stand in the way of peace, Tory leader Michael Howard said today.
THE tomb of Yasser Arafat has become a pilgrimage site for visiting diplomats, many of whom shunned the veteran Palestinian leader before his death last month.
YASSER ARAFAT’S nephew today said the late Palestinian leader’s medical records give no clear diagnosis as to what he died of.
YASSER ARAFAT’S widow took possession of his widely sought medical records, and was deciding whether to release the information publicly, her lawyer said today.
YASSER ARAFAT’S medical records were today set to be released to his nephew.
THE Palestinian Authority is to set up an official commission of inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s death amid increasing rumours among the Palestinian public that he was poisoned by Israel.
AUDITORS investigating Yasser Arafat’s finances discovered that the late Palestinian leader skimmed $2 million (£1.08 million) each month from the petrol industry, it was reported this week.
IN THE poverty-stricken West Bank and Gaza, thousands languish in refugee camps. Outside Yasser Arafat’s former headquarters in Ramallah children beg in the streets.
GEORGE Bush, the US president, yesterday said that the Palestinians could have their own independent state in four years - but only if they took steps towards democracy.
YASSER Arafat’s widow, Suha, will be paid up to £12 million a year for divulging the secrets of her husband’s fortune, newspapers in Italy and Israel claimed yesterday.
IT BEGAN as two specks piercing the clear blue sky, expanding slowly into the dark shapes of Egyptian military helicopters carrying the Palestinian leader to his final resting place. It ended with scenes of emotion, with chaos and the sound of gunfire.
YASSER ARAFAT’S widow is set to be paid £12 million a year by the Palestinian Authority, it emerged today.
INTERNATIONAL monitors could be sent to oversee the election of a new Palestinian leader, it emerged last night.
Yasser Arafat President of the Palestinian Authority
FROM the death of Yasser Arafat there arises not one opportunity, but three.
ISRAEL sealed the West Bank and Gaza Strip today fearing widespread rioting as the death of veteran Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was announced.
YASSER ARAFAT fought for the Palestinian cause all his life - and his indomitable style of leadership over 35 years ensured he never lost control.