Hamas blames Fatah for attempted hit

GAZA, March 31 (UPI) -- The Hamas government in Gaza said Sunday the attack on a senior leader of the rival Fatah was the result of dissension within the ranks of Fatah.

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Analysis: Iraq oil flow actually lower

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- New reports on Iraq oil production find it flat, possibly decreasing, dampening expectations the sector was steadily advancing in the final months of 2007.
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Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

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Kirkuk oil exports unclear, but promising

KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- There are mixed reports on Iraq's resumption of oil exports to Turkey, which were shut down last week because of full storage tanks, not security impediments.

Report: Iraqi militants hunting al-Qaida

BAGHDAD, April 16 (UPI) -- Armed militants in Iraq have sought the Baghdad government's permission to hunt down members of al-Qaida, the country's official newspaper reported.

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Palestinians vote in Gaza local polls

GAZA, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Municipal elections kicked off in Gaza Thursday in the second phase of voting in the Palestinian territories. Ousama Abou Safiya, director of the elections committee in Gaza, said the voting for members of 10 Gaza municipal councils started at 7 a.m. and

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Yemeni vendors protest burka-clad nudie

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Yemeni vendors in Brooklyn won't sell a Polish magazine with a bare-breasted woman in a burka on the cover, the New York Daily News reports.

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Rockets fired at Gaza settlements

GAZA, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Palestinian militants fired rockets at Jewish settlements in Gaza Tuesday as Israeli troops made incursions into Palestinian areas to counter the militants.
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Al Fatah
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat fashes a victory sign, bidding "goodbye to American interests" at a rally in Beirut on January 1, 1978, marking the `3th anniversary of his Al Fatah guerrilla group. (UPI Photo/Fiels)

Fataḥ (Arabic: فتح‎) (also known as Fateh) is a major Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a multi-party confederation. In Palestinian politics it is on the left-wing of the spectrum; it is mainly nationalist, although not predominantly socialist. Its main goal, as stated in Article 12 of the official Fatah constitution, is the "complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence."

Fatah is generally considered to have had a strong involvement in revolutionary struggle in the past and has maintained a number of militant/terrorist groups, though unlike its rival Islamist faction Hamas, Fatah is not currently regarded as a terrorist organization by any government.

In the January 25, 2006 parliamentary election, the party lost its majority in the Palestinian parliament to Hamas, and resigned all cabinet positions, instead of assuming the role as the main opposition party. Fatah's Strength is estimated at 6,000-8,000 Fighters with 45- 300 Politicians

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