The leader of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh has announced that his organization reached a reconciliation agreement with Fatah - the party of President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) - after Egyptian-mediated meetings in Cairo.
Palestinian media reported that the two sides agreed to form a committee to solve, within four months, one very local problem that has dogged previous attempts at reconciliation: what to do about Hamas bureaucrats who will be out of a job when the Palestinian Authority resumes its rule in Gaza.
Hamas's capture of Gaza in 2007 ended an earlier - if short-lived - unity government established after Hamas swept 2006 Palestinian legislative polls.
It has fought three wars with Israel since 2008 and the blockaded Gaza Strip has seen deteriorating humanitarian conditions.
Islamist movement Hamas is blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union.
Also under the deal, Gaza's border crossings with Israel and Egypt will be handed back to the Palestinian Authority in the coming weeks, with a November 1 deadline, according to Ahmad.
The crossing has remained largely closed in recent years.
Struggling with the fallout from the border blockade, Hamas has found it increasingly hard to govern or provide basic services, such as electricity. He said Abbas' presidential guard would assume control of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, but did not specify a timetable.
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets across Gaza on Thursday in celebration of the unity pact, with loudspeakers on open cars blasting national songs, youths dancing and hugging, and many waving Palestine and Egyptian flags.
Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met with Sissi in NY last month, denounced the reconciliation efforts, saying any future Palestinian government must disband the Hamas terror group's armed wing and sever its ties with Iran.
While some individuals in the entity have already been declared terrorists by US agencies, this would apply to the entire body. And it's clear that the Iran deal is working as intended and protecting us from another country developing a nuclear bomb.
During her visit, Sitharaman taught the Chinese soldiers the meaning of " namaste " and also the procedure to do it. Defence Minister stressed on the fact that IAF should focus on "Make-in-India" in Force.
In a pair of tweets sent Saturday afternoon, Trump said past agreements with North Korea have all been violated. The South's Yonhap news agency quoted Lee as saying that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken.
If Stallone plans to shoot the film next year, then that should mean a 2019 release date for the boxing drama. He and Jordan have apparently begun training sessions in anticipation of 2018's production.
To fill the spots at receiver, the Giants re-signed Tavarres King and promoted rookie Travis Rudolph from their practice squad. Watt is another National Football League superstar who is done for the year, as he fractured his tibial plateau on Sunday.
Ahead of the book launch, Ivana admitted she was still unable to refer to Maples by name. "I don't care how sorry she is". In the book, Ivana writes glowingly about her marriage to Trump and her prominent role at the Trump Organization .
Trump has given Congress six months to find a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But shortly after the plans were delivered, Democratic lawmakers dismissed Trump's proposals.
However, Amazon promises voice recognition will be made available to other additional Alexa features sometime in the near future. Each of the family members on the account can register a voice and then simply say "play music " and your own lists will play.
When asked if he would really sit a player like Dak Prescott , Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant, Jones initially deferred. Place-kicker Dan Bailey, who also is a captain, serves as the Cowboys' representative to the NFL Players Association.
Though the problem here is that these don't come bundled with the phone and buying them will set the customer back by Rs 2,999. However, in India, the company has chosen to bring the phone in just a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage .
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US, Israel to quit UNESCO
The decision follows a string of UNESCO decisions that have drawn criticism from the USA and Israel. She said the USA pulling out is a loss for the United Nations and for global alliances.
Gov't Spokesman: US Would Aid Terror by Targeting IRGC
Analysts say such a move would have a very limited impact on the Guards, who are already subject to a wide range of sanctions. Iran's rial has dropped against the US dollar in recent days in a sign of concern about Trump's policy.
Hurricane Ophelia could slam into Europe early next week
The core of Ophelia is located about 1,220 kilometres southwest of the Azores and the storm is moving east at 3 6 km/h. This could bring a blast of high winds to the Emerald Isle, particularly the western half of Ireland early next week.
Deep depression likely to trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha
Heavy to very heavy rain ranged from 7 cm to 20 cm, while extremely heavy rain measured above 20 cm, the MeT department explained. The rains, which began on Sunday night, continued on Monday, throwing normal life off gear on the first working day of the week.
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