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Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Feuding Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites meet at peace seminar in Finland

Source: CNews, Mon September 03, 2007
Helsinki, Finland - Representatives of feuding Sunni and Shiite groups in Iraq were meeting at a seminar behind closed doors Friday to discuss ways of ending the bloodshed, conference organizers said.

Palestinian teenagers, hit by closures and poverty, benefit from UN-backed youth centres

Source: United Nations News Centre, Fri August 17, 2007
Jabalia, Palestine - With border closures and increased poverty continuously undermining the ability of Palestinian teenagers to get a good education and enjoy their time off, tens of thousands of youngsters are benefiting from United Nations-supported learning centres in the West Bank and Gaza to help them overcome stress and hopelessness.

British Reporter: “Fantastic” To Be Free

Source: CBS News, Wed July 04, 2007
Erez Crossing, Gaza Strip, Israel side - British reporter Alan Johnston, looking gaunt and walking stiffly, was released Wednesday after nearly four months in captivity in the Gaza Strip, saying it was "fantastic" to be free after an "appalling" ordeal in which his life was threatened.

Palestinian, Israeli doctors discuss pediatric diseases

Source: Jerusalem Post, Fri May 04, 2007
Jerusalem, Israel - Well aware that children on both sides of the divide have long suffered from the Arab-Israeli conflict, 300 Israeli and 100 Palestinian doctors and other professionals sat, listened, conversed and ate together during the First International Congress on Chronic Disorders in Children on Thursday.

‘Follow the Women - Women for peace’ cycle ride gets underway

Source: AME Info, Mon April 23, 2007
Aleppo, Syria - 'Follow the Women - Women for Peace' cycle ride started from Aleppo University in northern Syria on Saturday, with 249 female riders from 30 countries crossing the start line and heading straight into the first 30km road section from Aleppo to the site of the historic Saint Simeon Citadel.

Palestinian breakthrough on unity government

Source: AFP, Thu February 08, 2007
Mecca, Saudi Arabia - Rival Palestinian factions have agreed at crunch talks in Mecca on who would hold ministries in an eventual government of national unity, but remained at odds over policy towards Israel.

Olmert ready for talks with Abbas this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Sat September 09, 2006
Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister says he is ready for talks with the Palestinian leader, after talks with UK PM Tony Blair.

Palestinian aid pledges hit $500m

Source: BBC, Mon September 04, 2006
Palestine - Donors promise $500m in aid for the Palestinian territories but the UN warns there must be a new peace process too.

Hamas and Fatah agree to end clashes

Source: Aljazeera, Wed May 10, 2006
Palestine - Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have agreed to end a spate of armed clashes at an emergency meeting in Gaza City.

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