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Hamas grip on Gaza temporary: former prime minister
Gaza City, Oct 11 (DPA) For the first time since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in June, former prime minister and Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said the movement's control of the area is only temporary.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:03:06 AM

Abbas specifies Palestinian demands ahead of summit
Ramallah, Oct 10 (DPA) President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he wants a Palestinian state on all of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but added he may agree to 'some' territorial exchanges with Israel on a one-on-one basis.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:15:43 PM

Palestinian state important for Mideast peace: Blair
Ramallah, Oct 10 (Xinhua) Tony Blair, the envoy of the International Quartet Committee, said Wednesday the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is essential for achieving Mideast peace.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:27:50 PM

Second round of Iran-IAEA technical talks begins in Tehran
Tehran, Oct 10 (IANS) The second round of technical talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials began here Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 4:38:48 PM

Iraqi committee investigates women's killing by foreign guards (Lead)
Baghdad, Oct 10 (DPA) The Iraqi interior ministry Wednesday formed a committee to investigate the killing of two women by foreign guards, the head of the National Command Centre, General Abdel Karim Khalaf, told the independent Voices of Iraq news agency.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 4:27:16 PM

Israeli army kills Fatah militant
Ramallah, Oct 10 (Xinhua) A member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement was shot before dawn Wednesday in the West Bank city of Nablus, medics and eyewitnesses said.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:27:41 PM

Arab League calls Iraq division plan 'aberrant'
Cairo, Oct 10 (Xinhua) Arab League (AL) Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Ahmed Bin Helli has described the US Senate's plan to divide Iraq into three regions on ethnic and religious bases as 'aberrant'.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:08:01 PM

Iran builds air base near Afghan border
Tehran, Oct 10 (RIA Novosti) Iran has built an air base not far from its border with Afghanistan, Iranian television reports said.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 11:27:15 AM

Iraq says Australian firm involved in killing women
Baghdad, Oct 10 (DPA) An Iraqi official has said that convoy guards who killed two Iraqi women in Baghdad worked for an Australian private security firm.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:33:51 AM

Innocent people killed in Hamas-Fatah infighting: report
Gaza, Oct 10 (DPA) Many innocent Palestinians have been killed and wounded in the infighting between Fatah and Hamas movements, with 41 civilians killed in June, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza said in a report.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:33:04 AM

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