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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 15, 2014.
By United Press International

Fatah body submits resignation to Palestinian president

GAZA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A leader of Palestine's Fatah political party in the Gaza Strip has submitted a letter of resignation, officials said.
Egypt to hold early presidential elections

Egypt to hold early presidential elections

CAIRO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour has announced the presidential election will be held in mid-April, before the parliamentary elections.
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Abbas 'seeks $1B deal with Russia on Gaza natural gas field

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Moscow seeking to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the Gaza Strip.
Egyptians vote on new constitution

Egyptians vote on new constitution

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Voting on Egypt's new constitution entered a second day on Wednesday, and it is expected to pass.
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World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Condolences poured in from across the world Saturday at the news former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died at age 85 after eight years in a coma.
Hamas frees 7 Fatah prisoners, allows members to return to Gaza

Hamas frees 7 Fatah prisoners, allows members to return to Gaza

GAZA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Hamas officials in Gaza said they freed seven imprisoned Fatah members as part of an effort to repair relations with their West Bank rival.

Egyptian protesters call for expulsion of Qatari ambassador

CAIRO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Pro-military Egyptians called for Qatar's ambassador to Egypt to be expelled Tuesday over alleged interference by the Persian Gulf state in Egypt's affairs.
85-year-old Palestinian man dies from tear gas

85-year-old Palestinian man dies from tear gas

KAFR QADDUM, West Bank, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- An 85-year-old Palestinian man died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops during a rally, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported.

PLO leaders want Hamas to sever Muslim Brotherhood ties

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Several Palestinian leaders Saturday called on Hamas to distance itself from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Shin Bet nabs Palestinian sniper

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A Palestinian from Gaza who received a permit to enter Israel for medical treatment and planned to shoot Israeli soldiers has been arrested, Shin Bet said.
Palestinians say U.S. favors Israel in peace negotiations

Palestinians say U.S. favors Israel in peace negotiations

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Senior Palestinian officials accused the Obama administration of favoring Israel in peace negotiations between Ramallah and Jerusalem, officials said.

After Hezbollah assassination, Lebanon stands at the abyss again

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Lebanon's pro-Hezbollah daily Al-Akhbar says the Shiite movement is mulling an attack on Israel which it blames for the assassination of one of its senior commanders Wednesday, the biggest single blow to the Iranian-backed group in six years.
Israel treats Hamas PM's granddaughter

Israel treats Hamas PM's granddaughter

GAZA, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Israel agreed to treat the 1-year-old granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza for a rare malady but was unable to help her, officials said.

Palestinians want 'comprehensive' peace with Israel, negotiator says

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Palestinians want a comprehensive peace agreement with Israel but Israeli officials aren't interested, Palestinian negotiator Mohammed Shtayyeh said Monday.
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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 size is estimated at 6,000-8,000 fighters with 45-300 politicians.

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