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Fatah and Hamas to form unity government

The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority has agreed to form a unity government with rival organisation Hamas, Al Jazeera has learned. The agreement was reached late on Tuesday after a three-day negotiation in the Russian capital, Moscow. The two organisations will form a new National Council, which will include Palestinians in exile[…]

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Divided Libya proposes new national unity government

Libya’s UN-backed council announced the formation of a revised national unity government on Sunday, with the internationally recognised parliament to vote on the line-up early this week. The council — tasked with ushering in a peace deal to end years of political turmoil in the North African country — revised[…]

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Libya announces new unity government under UN plan

Libya’s Presidential Council has announced a new government of national accord aimed at uniting the country’s warring factions under a UN-backed plan. The Tunis-based council had pushed back the deadline for naming the government by 48 hours, amid reports of disputes over the distribution of ministerial posts, before Tuesday’s announcement[…]

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Fatah official unity government talks ongoing

A senior Fatah official said Sunday that talks are ongoing to form a unity government, despite objections by Hamas that the process lacks a cross-party consensus. Amin Maqboul, a senior official in Fatah, told Ma’an that “talks have not failed, and we’re still seeking to form a unity government despite[…]

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Pal unity govt talks ‘reach an impasse’

Talks to form a new unity government have “reached an impasse,” the head of a PLO-appointed committee leading the talks told Ma’an Sunday. Azzam al-Ahmad, who is also a member of Fatah’s central committee, said that a meeting had been scheduled with President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to address the[…]

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Palestinian unity government ‘resigns’

The Palestinian unity government formed last year in a bid to heal rifts between Hamas and president Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party resigned on Wednesday, an official said. “Hamdallah handed his resignation to Abbas and Abbas ordered him to form a new government,” Nimr Hammad, an adviser to Abbas, told AFP,[…]

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Burkina Faso army vows unity government

Burkina Faso’s military vowed to install a unity government after tightening its control over the west African nation, firing tear gas and shots in the air to disperse protesters denouncing an army power grab. Troops moved into Place de la Nation in the capital Ouagadougou and took over the national[…]

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Palestinian unity government meets in Gaza

The Palestinian unity government has held its first meeting in war-torn Gaza, the first cabinet session since 2007, when a brief armed confrontation soured relations between Hamas and Fatah faction. Thursday’s meeting was the first in the besieged enclave, and the first that Gaza-based ministers could attend, after Israel blocked[…]

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Kerry presses for Afghanistan unity government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday opened a second day of talks in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the fragile country from collapsing into political chaos after disputed elections. Kerry paid a courtesy call on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and was later to meet with the two men –[…]

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