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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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Monday 10 March 2014
Marine life

Marine protection zones fail to protect endangered species

A study published this month has found that fish numbers in marine parks increase on average eight times after they have been in place for at least a decade.
Friday 07 March 2014
Qatar's capital, Doha

Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors

Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented escalation of tension with fellow-members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Wednesday 05 March 2014
The China's President Xi Jinping during the opening session of the NPC in Beijing

What will China's National People's Congress decide?

The yearly session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), opens this Wednesday and will last for two weeks.
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