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The last edition: Tuesday 06 May 2014
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds first talks with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds first talks with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has held what he called "positive" talks with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha.

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Friday 21 March 2014
The town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Syrian air raids hit Lebanese border

Latest reports from Syria say government forces have launched air raids right up to Lebanon's border town of Arsal.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Tomas Ojea Quintana, U.N. special envoy on human rights in Myanmar, 19 February 2014.

UN Rapporteur says much more to be done on human rights in Myanmar

The United Nations special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has presented his final report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Monday 17 March 2014
Damaged buildings at Yabroud town at the Damascus countryside, 16 March 2014.

Syrian forces take full control of the rebel bastion Yabroud

The Syrian military’s recapture of Yabroud - the last rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border – has dealt the opposition a heavy strategic and symbolic blow.
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