Abbas, Mashaal hold 'positive' talks, in first meet since unity deal
President Mahmoud Abbas held "positive" talks with Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal in Doha Monday in the first meeting since their rival movements signed a surprise unity deal last month.


The meeting began shortly after Abbas held talks with Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, a senior Palestinian official told AFP in Ramallah.


"The meeting was positive, with both leaders expressing a serious willingness to turn over a new leaf, based on national partnership," it added. (AFP)