Palestinian rival leaders hold talks in Egypt

The Palestinian president and the leader of Hamas held talks Wednesday in a bid to seize on the recent goodwill between their rival factions and reach a long-elusive reconciliation agreement, a senior Palestinian official said.


The meetings between President Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Mashaal marked the latest attempt by the rival Palestinian leaders to bridge the gap between their groups. But many obstacles remain before the sides can settle their differences, chief among them how to deal with Israel. (AP)