France prosecutor requests dropping Arafat death probe

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas lays a wreath at the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Ramallah on July 17, 2015.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas lays a wreath at the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Ramallah on July 17, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

NANTERRE, France (AFP) - A French prosecutor said on Tuesday there was no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleges he was poisoned.

Arafat died near Paris in November 2004 and his widow lodged a case in 2012 at a court in Nanterre, north of the capital.