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Palestinian labor leader links struggle for statehood, worker rights

An interview with Shaher Sa'ed, General Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, by Martine Hassoun.

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Palestinian UN bid under review, Israel OKs more settlements

The Obama administration has said it will veto the Palestinian membership application, arguing that negotiations are the only solution.

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Obama’s “new chapter” for Middle East leaves questions unanswered

The president said the U.S. is opening "a new chapter in American diplomacy" centered on human rights and economic development. But the new policy has its own contradictions.

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Palestinians sign unity pact

Leaders of 14 Palestinian political parties including Fatah and Hamas announced a unity agreement in Cairo on Wednesday.

World Notes: China, Hungary, Ivory Coast – and more

International news about China, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Costa Rica and Cuba are explored.

World Notes: Cuba, Palestine, Ivory Coast - and more

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Spurred by youth protests, Palestinian leaders to hold unity talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday he will go to Gaza next week for unity talks with Hamas leaders, following mass youth demonstrations demanding an end to Palestinian disunity.

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World Notes: Cuba, Spain and more

Cuba: Infant Mortality rate hits new low, Spain: An end to armed conflict by Basque separatists? Palestine: Civilians under siege, Afghanistan: Grim death toll statistics, Tunisia: Protests continue, spread to neighboring Algeria, South Africa: Zuma speech has unifying effect

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Cuba continues to change, independence for Western Sahara - and more

Prejudice on the rise in Germany; world protests resumption of West Bank construction; fight for independence in Western Sahara intensifies - all in World Notes

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Dutch probe company over Israeli wall, settlement construction

Dutch prosecutors are deciding whether to prosecute company executives on charges of violating international law for their role in construction of the Israeli separation wall and settlements.

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