Home > News > World
Wednesday August 20, 2014 MYT 5:55:04 AM
Wednesday August 20, 2014 MYT 5:56:04 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - The head Palestinian negotiator in Cairo, Azzam al-Ahmed, said on Wednesday that talks for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict had failed and the delegates were leaving Egypt.
Speaking after a truce in the fighting lapsed at midnight (2100 GMT), Azzam al-Ahmed of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's mainstream Fatah movement, said "Israel thwarted the contacts that could have brought peace ... there was an Israeli decision to make the Cairo talks fail."
Israel withdrew its delegates from Egypt earlier in response to renewed rocket fire from Gaza.
(Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Chris Reese)
Egypt says Palestinian rivals agree to enact unity deal
Palestinian deal will not make Hamas change -veteran leader
Factbox - Key players at Syrian peace talks
Egypt allows EU envoy to see deposed president
Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties
Brazil poll shows Neves leading election, at odds with major surveys
Axe-wielding man attacks four New York cops
Royal surprise: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet
Zambia celebrates 50th anniversary of independence, without Sata
Suspicious yellow powder sent to Canadian, Belgian, German, U.S. consulates in Istanbul
Anyone whose last name is Roosevelt gets a RM295 stay in iconic New York hotel
Suarez to return in clasico, says Barca coach
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)