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On Monday Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal have agreed on the formation of a unity government between the Fatah and the Hamas, which will prepare for upcoming elections in the West Bank and Gaza (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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More than 1,000 Palestinians will be released in exchange for Israeli Sgt Gilad Shalit who has been held by Palestinian militants since June 2006, when he was captured in a cross-border raid.

The announcement on Tuesday brought celebration both in the Gaza Strip and in Jerusalem (photo, from europe1.fr). (more…)

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Israel announced that after the recent reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions it will hold up an $94 million cash transfer planned for this week to the Palestinian Authority (PA). (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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After talks in Cairo, the Hamas and Fatah (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the party of Palestinian authority president Mahmoud Abbas, both agreed to form an interim government and fix a date for general elections. (more…)

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The climate deal reached in Copenhagen has been welcomed by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon (photo, from bbc.co.uk) as an “essential beginning”.

This declaration followed a motion passed by delegates that recognises the agreement, which the US reached with key nations including China. (more…)

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A controversial deal allowing US troops to stay in the country for another three years will be put to a pulic vote, has agreed Iraq’s parliament. (more…)

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Two vice-presidents have been sworn in by the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe (photo, from terrepolitique.com), who also unilaterally appointed members of his ruling Zanu-PF party to key cabinet posts. (more…)

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A deal has been reached between Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, and Robert Mugabe, the country’s president, who both agreed to share power. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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A preliminary deal has been signed by Poland with the US, concerning plans to host part of the controversial US defence shield. (more…)

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Palestinians could be forced to abandon their goal of a two-state solution, because of Israel’s strategy in negotiations, says Ahmed Qurei (photo, from elpais.com), a top Palestinian negotiator.

Instead, they may seek a binational solution, adds Mr Qurei, which is a single state for Israelis and Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. (more…)

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