Abbas Holds Talks with Saudi King

[AFP] Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas met Saudi King Abdullah on Tuesday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the official SPA news agency reported. Saudi Arabia brokered an agreement between Abbas' Fatah party and the Islamist Hamas in February 2007 which led to the formation of a short-lived unity government. The Hamas takeover of Gaza in June last year led to the dismissal of the unity government and the formation of a Western-backed cabinet in the West Bank.

2008-08-20 01:00:00

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