Monday, April 27
Latest News
  1. Deutsche Bank Q1 profits fall 50% over $2.5 bn rate fixing fine
  2. Witnesses: 2 protestors shot dead in Burundi capital
  3. Small groups of protestors, police clash in Burundi capital
  4. Clashes rage in Yemen as calls for peace talks grow
  5. EU AgenPolice arrest 26 across Europe in horsemeat scandal
  6. Home ministry: At least 114 killed in Nepal quake
  7. US: Russia failing to fully implement Ukraine ceasefire
  8. Kerry urges Yemen rebels and their allies to enter talks
  9. Ex-Yemen leader urges rebel allies to heed UN, pull back
  10. Iraq lacks DNA results to test body of 'Saddam deputy'
  11. Family: Syria's sacked political spy chief dead
  12. Officials: 14 Somali, Afghan immigrants killed by train in Macedonia
  13. UNICEF: At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26
  14. Athens stocks jump 4.4% on hopes of EU deal
  15. EU clears 19 genetically modified products
  16. Seismologists: Strong earthquake rattles New Zealand
  17. EU says progress 'not sufficient' for Greece debt deal
  18. World leaders join silence at ceremony marking Armenian genocide
  19. Jordan's crown prince at UN takes on militant 'dark world'
  20. US officials: Iranian ships turn back from Yemen

Abbas meets Qatari emir

Dec. 10, 2012 5:22 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 10, 2012 5:22 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday met Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, in Doha, Palestinian Authority media reported.

Abbas was joined by his diplomatic adviser Majdi al-Khalidi, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat, PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki and Palestine's ambassador in Qatar Munir Ghannam.

The president discussed recent developments with the Qatari emir, including Palestine's admission to the UN as a non-member state, and efforts toward national reconciliation, Wafa reported.

Sheikh Hamad in October was the first regional leader to visit the Gaza Strip in a trip seen as breaking the diplomatic isolation of Hamas.

The emir pledged $400 million in aid to Gaza during the visit and urged Hamas and Fatah to reconcile.

"There are no peace negotiations, and there is no clear strategy of resistance and liberation. Why shouldn't brothers sit together and reconcile?" he said during a speech at Gaza's Islamic University

"Surely you realize that your division is the source of greater harm to your cause and the cause of all Arabs," he said. "It is time you end the chapter of differences and open a wide chapter for reconciliation."
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015