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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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2015-01-27 Nazis

In Nazi death camps, 'I asked myself where God was all the time'

Samuel Pisar is a Holocaust survivor. Between the ages of 13 and 16, he lived through the horror of Majdanek, Dachau and Auschwitz. He tells Marc Perelman how he survived in the...

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2015-01-26 Colombia

Colombia's Santos 'convinced' that FARC rebels 'want peace'

Decades of conflict between the Colombian government and FARC rebels may be coming to an end. Peace talks have been taking place in Cuba since 2012 and in December of last year,...

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2015-01-24 Charlie Hebdo

Riots over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed are 'childish'

Naser Khader is a former Danish MP of Syrian origin. He has been a vocal advocate for free speech ever since the first controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed emerged...

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2015-01-24 European Union

Majority of EU citizens 'support transatlantic trade deal'

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she met her US counterpart to discuss progress on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

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2015-01-25 Ukraine

Ukraine's finance minister: Kiev 'needs a substantial amount of money'

Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she alerted Ukraine's international donors to her country's dire need of help. "We need...

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