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Egypt to Hamas: Vote Could Be Delayed

Egyptian mediators have warned Hamas that parliamentary elections set for Jan. 25 could be postponed if the Islamic militants don’t abide by a truce, including a promise to keep their weapons at home, an official close to the talks said Thursday. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon next week, ahead of talks with President Bush in Washington on Oct. 20, and is excped to push for an army withdrawal from more West Bank towns. Israel has said it can only move forward if Abbas reins in militants. Full Story

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