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Latest update : 2014-04-28

Hanan Ashrawi: Palestinian unity deal 'will empower us in our Arab, regional and international relations'

Hanan Ashrawi is a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, and for many years served as national spokesperson during peace talks with Israel. For the Western media, Hanan Ashrawi has been a pundit of choice ever since her performances on ABC's "Nightline" in 1988, when she outshone the future Prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Hanan Ashrawi tells Armen Georgian that Fatah-Hamas reconciliation does not mean the end of peace talks with Israel. But she puts the onus on Israel to engage with the core problems that need to be resolved. Ashrawi outlines the next steps after the national unity deal, and she sounds optimistic about the accord’s ability to boost the Palestinians on the regional and world stages.

By Armen GEORGIAN

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2014-09-29 fashion

Diane von Fürstenberg, Fashion designer

No fashion design is more associated with women's rights than that of Diane von Fürstenberg’s iconic wrap dress. As the creation marks its 40th anniversary, Annette Young talks...

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2014-09-28 Syria

Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for refugees

The Syrian conflict has forced more than 3 million people out of the country. UN High Commissionner for refugees Antonio Guterres calls on the international community to step up...

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2014-09-27 Syria

Tammam Salam, Lebanese Prime Minister

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam was in New York where he met the International Support Group for Lebanon. With 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Islamist groups...

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2014-09-26 Saudi Arabia

Turki al-Faisal, former head of Saudi intelligence

Saudi Arabia is part of the US-led coalition against fighters from IS group. Alongside US aviation, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan have hit targets in...

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2014-09-25 climate change

Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action

Five years after global climate talks in Copenhagen ended in a flop, environmental activists are daring to dream green - again. This week's UN climate summit in New York was a...

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