Tuesday 19 June 2018
Khaled Meshaal

Palestine’s Hamas re-elects Meshaal as leader

Hamas re-elected Khaled Meshaal on Tuesday as the Islamist group's leader, at a marathon overnight closed-door meeting held in Cairo, an official with the organisation said. Once reviled as a hardliner but now seen increasingl


Meshaal returns to Gaza after 45 years

Policemen kissed him, crowds mobbed him and gunfire rattled out in celebration as 56-year-old Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal made his first ever visit to the Gaza Strip. Born in the nearby West Bank, Meshaal has lived in exile for mo


Egypt to call Palestinians to sign pact

The exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said Egypt would present it and its rival Fatah faction with a reconciliation pact to be ratified next month. Damascus-based Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal told reporters after "very po

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