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Top-level Hamas-Fatah talks begin in Cairo: AFP
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Palestinian officers from the national security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas participate in a military show. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
Palestinian officers from the national security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas participate in a military show. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
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CAIRO: Top-level talks between Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal got under way at a Cairo hotel on Thursday in a bid to resolve issues blocking implementation of a unity deal.

The two leaders were seen entering a room to begin talks, an AFP correspondent said, in their first meeting since May, when they signed a surprise reconciliation deal aimed at ending years of bitter rivalry.

 

 
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