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Abbas praises Qatar support for Palestine reconciliation

Abbas praises Qatar support for Palestine reconciliation

We cannot accept any solution except the independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, says His Highness the Amir

South Korean pop stars set to perform in North Korea

South Korean pop stars set to perform in North Korea

Sunday's event -- which will be the first concert by South Korean artists in the North for more than a decade -- comes as a diplomatic thaw quickens on the peninsula after months of military tensions.

Palestinians miss major reconciliation deadline

Palestinians miss major reconciliation deadline

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have missed a major deadline in their reconciliation bid by failing to transfer power in the Gaza Strip, with the rivals on Monday trading accusations of blame.

Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Under the agreement, the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority is to resume full control of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip by December 1, according to a statement from Egypt's government.

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation efforts

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation efforts

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza on October 2 as part of a fresh push to end a decade-long split between Fatah and Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said Monday.

Bahrain to remove meat subsidies as cheap oil hits budget

Bahrain to remove meat subsidies as cheap oil hits budget

Bahrain will remove government subsidies on meat from Sept. 1, allowing domestic prices to rise ...