The reconciliation agreement was signed between rival factions, Hamas and Fatah, in Cairo, Egypt, on May 4, 2011. The reconciliation agreement ends four years of hostile division between Hamas and Fatah and paves the way for a Palestinian general elections next year.
Whether heard from a particularly drunken end of the bar, or on a rambling Internet message board, conspiracy theories are a persistent part of our lives. From celebrity rumors gone wild to whisperings of fiendish political plots, here are ten of the most persistent conspiracy theories.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, along with the children of former President Gerald Ford, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger unveiled a statue of the late former President Gerald R. Ford in the U.S. Capitol Building.
After years of searching with the assumption that bin Laden was on the run in the barren mountains along Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Special Forces found him in a million dollar compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he had allegedly been staying comfortably for months.
President Obama took the opportunity to show his humorous side in discussing his birth certificate and mocking Republican opponents, most of all Donald Trump, who looked thoroughly miffed throughout the event.
As the news trickled out via social media and increasing press reports, celebratory crowds began to grow in front of the White House and at Ground Zero, cheering the death of the formerly elusive terrorist leader.
After receiving information regarding his possible whereabouts, President Barack Obama ordered an operation to kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the success of which was announced late Sunday night.
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