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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 17 February 2014
Chicago is now warming after a freezing weather in January

Floods, gales, big freeze - blame the jet stream

Volatile weather conditions in northern Europe, the United States and Canada have been worsened by what meteorologists call the jet stream, fuelled partly by the temperature differential between the ...
Sunday 16 February 2014
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan.

Political prisoners excluded from Turkmenistan amnesty

The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, has pardoned 859 prisoners this week as part of celebrations for Flag Day on 19 February, a national holiday in Turkmenistan.
Friday 14 February 2014
Iran's Islamic revolution.

Iran more open to West 35 years after revolution

Iran's Islamic revolution took place 35 years ago this week. It brought to power a regime of ayatollahs that has positioned itself against the West.
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