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Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel

UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements that have defined relations with Israel for the past two...
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Mideast peace talks will fail

...Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, which are due to begin Thursday in Washington, won't...secret negotiations on permanent-status issues with Mahmoud Abbas. The understandings between us, which were never signed...
Egypt unveils canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony

...President Francois Hollande, King Abdullah of Jordan and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Kuwait's Emir Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also attended, as well as...
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Vatican recognizes Palestine in treaty

...position could change if peace efforts remain deadlocked.The treaty was finalized days before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Pope Francis at the Vatican. Abbas is heading to Rome to attend Francis' canonization Sunday of two new saints...
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Today in History

...people. Militants blew up an Israeli base at the Gaza-Egypt crossing, killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.Five years ago...
Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...Hamas remains entrenched despite expectations that it cede some of its power to West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.The logic was that the Western-backed Abbas would be a more effective and credible conduit for aid. In addition...
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Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face difficult decisions

...Palestinians, an ideological reversal that would put him on a collision course with his hardline base.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fears he'll be pressured to recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, a step he believes would abrogate...
A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

...recent outbreak of fighting there meant that his prayer meeting with Israeli leader Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was in vain, the Holy Father replied, "No. Prayer helps us not to be conquered by evil or to resign ourselves to...
Con: One-sided tactics showed contempt for Israel

...Israel-hating seems not to trouble Obama.Second, Israel has a legitimate peace partner in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom Obama describes in glowing terms as an unusually brave, sincere, peace-seeking Palestinian leader.Abbas...
Arafat's death becomes a whodunit

...Mangin told The Associated Press.Palestinian officials, including Arafat's successor, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, had no comment on the substance of the report but promised a continued investigation.The findings are certain to...


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