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Middle East turmoil to take center stage at World Economic Forum

Middle East turmoil will take center stage at this year's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort

of Davos, with Israeli and Palestinian officials, Middle Eastern leaders and Iraqi politicians attending, organizers said.

 

The guest list includes Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Lebanese Prime

Minister Fouad Siniora and key Shia, Sunni and Kurdish politicians from Iraq. Israel will be represented by Vice Premier Shimon Peres and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at the Forum, which begins next Wednesday. (AP)