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Pakistan probes claims Taliban chief dead

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Pakistan says trying to confirm new reports on state television that Taliban chief Mehsud killed.
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Hamas says Palestinian reconciliation near

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Hamas’s exiled leader Khaled Meshaal says reconciliation deal with rival Palestinian faction Fatah near.
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Dubai Police: "Mossad hand in murder of Hamas official"

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Haaretz/ here


“It could be Mossad, or another party,” police chief Dhahi Khalfan told AFP. “Personally, I don’t exclude any possibility. I don’t exclude any party that has an interest in the assassination.”

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Categories: Arab Blogs Tags: Haaretz, Mossad, party, police chief

NYTimes: "… we were glad to see Secretary of State Clinton publicly warn China …"

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Does the NYTimes really think that China gives a rat’s arse about being “isolated”?

” … Britain, France and Germany share Mr. Obama’s concerns. Russia and China — which have veto power on the Security Council and strong economic ties with Iran — have previously insisted on watering down penalties. That has made the Council look feckless and made it far too easy for Iran to press ahead. On Friday, we were glad to see Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly warn China, which seems especially intractable, that it faces diplomatic isolation if it fails to back new sanctions…”

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Netanyahu:"… I’ll free Fatah prisoners to boost Abbas…"

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Haaretz/ here

Occupation & aggression continue while occupier offers meaningless …
… Israeli gestures that would be carried out at the start of the proximity talks the United States would conduct. The main goodwill gesture is expected to be the release of hundreds of Fatah prisoners to the West Bank. The senior source in Jerusalem said that these would largely be prisoners with only a little time left in their sentences….”

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Israel closes case on US man wounded in protest (AP)

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Israeli settler youths watch at a cornerstone ceremony for a new neighborhood at the Jewish settlement of Beit Hagay near the West Bank city of Hebron, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. In a mostly symbolic act Sunday, a hawkish minister laid a cornerstone for a new neighborhood at the settlement of Beit Hagay. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a 10 month moratorium on West Bank construction in November but it does not include projects approved before then. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)AP – Israel’s Justice Ministry declared Sunday that no indictments will be filed against police in the case of an American activist who was hit by a tear gas canister and left comatose during a violent demonstration in the West Bank last year.

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Israel: Slain Hamas leader key arms smuggler (AP)

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The father of Palestinian militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was recently killed, holds up a family photo showing al-Mabhouh, at their home in the Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Hamas claimed on Friday that Israeli agents assassinated one of the Palestinian militant group's veteran operatives in a killing allegedly carried out last week in Dubai, and vowed to retaliate. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)AP – Israeli officials said Sunday that a Hamas commander assassinated in Dubai played a central role in smuggling weapons from Iran to Gaza militants. But they refused to say whether Israel was responsible for killing the man it had sought for two decades.

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Karlsson conquers Qatar rivals

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Robert Karlsson completed a stunning comeback from a career threatening eye injury with a comprehensive three-stroke victory at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters. After becoming the first Swedish play…
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Egypt to soon announce King Tut DNA test results

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(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, Pool, File)FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 file photo, Egypt's antiquities chief Dr. Zahi Hawass, center, supervises the removal of King Tut from his stone sarcophagus in his…
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Record triumph for Egypt in Africa Cup

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Egypt secure a record seventh Africa Cup of Nations title, after beating Ghana 1-0 in a tense final in Angola.
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