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Hamas, Fatah head for unity talks in Mecca

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in the Islamic holy city of Mecca on Tuesday for what officials depicted as a last-ditch effort to end factional fighting and a crippling Western embargo. The Fatah movement headed by Abbas and Islamist group Hamas, which won parliamentary elections last year, have been locked in a battle for power that has spiralled into violence and killed about 80 people since December. Full Story

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