In our news wrap Wednesday, rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal to form an interim unity government in five weeks, and hold national elections six months later. The American and Israeli governments criticized the move. Also,…
By PBS NewsHour
Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to create a unity government within five weeks, which could help Palestinian Authority President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas politically at home but could throw up yet another roadblock in the Mideast…
By Larisa Epatko
The Palestinian Authority -- with support from its militant Islamist rival, Hamas -- will ask for a status upgrade at the United Nations, stopping short of full recognition. Margaret Warner reports on the international reaction and U.S. fears that this…
The mysterious death of a Hamas military official in Dubai has raised suspicions that the murder was an Israeli operation. Margaret Warner talks to a reporter for more.
Tensions mount over the death of a Hamas official last month in Dubai. Israel remains tight-lipped over accusations that its intelligence service Mossad was involved in Mahmoud al-Mabhouh's assassination. Julian Manyon of ITN reports.
By Tom LeGro
President Obama said Tuesday after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he is encouraged by progress in U.S. efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
BBC reporter Alan Johnston was released Wednesday after 16 weeks of imprisonment, an indication of Hamas' control over the restive Gaza Strip. A New York Times reporter speaks about the effects of the group's control.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Just hours after stepping down as British prime minister Wednesday, Tony Blair was tapped by the European Union, Russia, the United States and the United Nations to head international efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.
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