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Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure: Abbas


September 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 8 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly this month ... Read more...

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Hamas PM reshuffles cabinet


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Spe 2 (IANS) Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Sunday reshuffled his cabinet, replacing seven ministers.The new reshuffle included the ministers of agriculture, housing, finance, health, Islamic endowment, ... Read more...

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Hamas leader to attend NAM summit in Iran


August 25th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister of the Hamas authority in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh accepted Saturday an Iranian invitation to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, despite the protest by ... Read more...

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Egypt goes to poll to elect new president (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect a new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who ruled the country for three decades with ... Read more...

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Hamas calls on Palestinians to abduct Israelis


April 18th, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A senior Hamas official has called on Palestinian militants to kidnap Israeli soldiers in order to exchange them for Palestinians captured by Israel.Izzat al-Rishq's ... Read more...

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Palestinian reconciliation unlikely in 2012: Hamas official


March 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 31 (IANS) A Hamas official Saturday ruled out the possibility that the Palestinian reconciliation will take place this year, blaming mainly Israel and the US for blocking it.... Read more...

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Ukrainian, two Israelis get life term in Egypt


March 13th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 13 (IANS/AKI) Two Israelis and a Ukrainian were Tuesday sentenced to life terms in prison by an Egyptian court for smuggling arms into the country.The three were convicted ... Read more...

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‘Jealous wife betrayed Osama’


March 11th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Late Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was betrayed by one of his wives, who revealed the location of his hideaway in Pakistan because she ... Read more...

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Palestinian rivals prepare for Cairo summit


November 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Nov 13 (IANS) Palestinian rivals are making intensive contacts to prepare for a meeting between their leaders, initially scheduled to take place in Egypt's Cairo later this month, Palestinian ... Read more...

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Early Palestinian elections to be proposed


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 2 (IANS) President Mahmoud Abbas will soon propose to the Islamic Hamas Movement to hold early presidential and parliamentary elections in the Palestinian territories, an official said Sunday.Jamal ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah to finalise unity government talks next week


June 15th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leaders of the recently reconciled Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah will hold a final round of talks on the creation of a new unity ... Read more...

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Palestinian’s national unity government likely in ten days: official


May 28th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, May 28 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official in Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has said that the national unity government is to be formed in ten days, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Osama wanted his youngest wife to be of high moral value


May 10th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) A Yemeni cleric who helped arrange Osama bin Laden's fifth marriage has said the al Qaeda leader wanted his youngest wife to be of high moral ... Read more...

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India welcomes Fatah-Hamas agreement


May 6th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the signing of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian political forces, Hamas and Fatah, and hoped it will lead to peace ... Read more...

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Bin Laden killing impact on Arab spring uprisings unpredictable: Clinton


May 5th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the impact of the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on the Arab spring uprisings is still ... Read more...

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UAE hails Palestinian reconciliation deal


May 5th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 4 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian groups - Fatah and Hamas - and the consensus around the deal.The consensus ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Palestinians celebrate unity deal


May 4th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by BNO News
RAMALLAH (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of Palestinians on Wednesday took to the streets to celebrate the unity deal signed by Palestinian factions, including Fatah and Hamas, in Cairo, Palestine News Network reported.People ... Read more...

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Israel calls Palestinian deal a ‘fatal mistake’


April 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv (Israel), Apr. 29 (ANI): The long-awaited reconciliation deal between two Palestinian factions has been described by Israeli President Shimon Peres as a "fatal mistake" that will destroy any hopes of ... Read more...

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‘Gaddafi will use leftover chemical weapons to defeat rebels’


April 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 29 (ANI): A senior Libyan rebel military commander has warned that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi still possesses a quarter of chemical weapons, which he intends to use to 'the final drop ... Read more...

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Palestine rivals Fatah, Hamas agree to form interim unity government


April 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 28 (ANI): Palestine's rival factions Fatah and Hamas are on the verge of agreeing to establish an interim national unity government.According to The Guardian, a deal between the two organizations ... Read more...

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Palestine: Fatah, Hamas reach agreement on reconciliation


April 28th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 28 (IANS) Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas Wednesday signed a preliminary agreement on reconciliation during talks in Cairo, a step which paves the way for the formation ... Read more...

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Hamas announces the formation of new Gaza government


March 11th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, on Thursday announced the formation of new Gaza government which includes a woman as minister.According to the Ma'an News ... Read more...

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Palestinian PM resigns for government reshuffle


February 14th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Feb 14 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned Monday to enable formation of a new government. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted Fayyad's resignation and tasked him ... Read more...

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US attempt to ‘assassinate’ Osama bin Laden thwarted: Al-Qaeda


February 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10(ANI): An alleged assassination attempt on Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by the United States has been thwarted.Abu Al-Fatah, an Al Qaeda operative, claimed that bin Laden had foiled ... Read more...

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Palestinian President Abbas UN, EU to draft new peace plan


January 1st, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 1 (ANI): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged Middle East power brokers to draft a new peace plan for the region that could help revive failed U.S.-backed negotiations with Israel.Malaysia's ... Read more...

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Abbas suspends peace talks


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 2 (IANS) The Palestinian leadership decided not to continue peace talks with Israel over a dispute on Jewish settlement policy in the West Bank, a spokesman said Saturday."There are no ... Read more...

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Iran test-fires another missile


August 25th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 25 (IANS) Iran has successfully test-fired a new version of the domestically-built surface-to-surface missile, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Wednesday. Vahidi announced that the new generation of Fateh-110 is a ... Read more...

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Intifada or not - Kashmir defies definitions (Part-III)


August 25th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
But women in Srinagar are not on the streets because they believe in freedom, independence or any such esoteric cause. They are protesting against the overwhelming presence of security personnel on the ... Read more...

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Lebanese Army kills two Al Qaeda-linked militants


August 15th, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 15 (DPA) Lebanese Army troops Saturday killed two militants loyal to Al Qaeda in eastern Lebanon, security sources said. The two men were a part of Fatah al-Islam, a fundamentalist Palestinian ... Read more...

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Palestine rejects US call to start direct talks


July 18th, 2010 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 18 (DPA) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas rejected a call by US special envoy George Mitchell to hold direct negotiations with Israel, Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan said. During the three-hour meeting ... Read more...

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Palestine denies reports of reconciliation with Hamas


June 19th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, June 19 (IANS) A Palestinian official denied Saturday reports that President Mahmoud Abbas had accepted a reconciliation plan proposed by Islamic Hamas movement to end the intra Palestinian division. "I can't ... Read more...

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Arab League chief calls for breaking Gaza siege


June 13th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, June 13 (IANS) Arab League chief Amr Moussa Sunday called for an immediate lifting of Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory. "The siege must be broken and lifted," Moussa told reporters after ... Read more...

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Egypt opens Rafah crossing for stranded Palestinians


May 15th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, May 15 (DPA) Egypt opened its crossing point with the Gaza Strip at Rafah Saturday to allow around 8,000 stranded Palestinians to cross into Egypt, the Palestinian Border Crossing Corporation (PBCC) ... Read more...

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31 Al Qaeda men jailed by Lebanese court


May 13th, 2010 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, May 13 (DPA) A Lebanese military court Wednesday sentenced 31 men, found guilty of belonging to an Al Qaeda-inspired militant group, to prison terms of 5 to 15 years. Judge Nizar Khalil ... Read more...

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PLO President gets go ahead for indirect peace talks with Israel


May 8th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, May 8 (ANI): Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) President Mahmud Abbas was on Saturday given the go ahead for holding indirect peace talks with Israel.Reports from Ramallah quoted Fatah Deputy Secretary ... Read more...

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