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14 Aug 2009 description

Taipei_(dpa) _ Foreign aid began to arrive in Taiwan Friday for the survivors of typhoon-triggered mudslides, as hundreds of survivors are still trapped in mountains while hundreds more are buried in mountain valleys under tons of rocks and mud.

Israel became the first country to respond to Taiwan's appeals for foreign aid, sending water purifying and water transporting equipment, which arrived Friday night, and was immediately sent to the disaster regions in south Taiwan.

Raphael Gamzou, Israel's representative to Taiwan, said that "if Taiwan needs more, we can give …

16 Aug 2008 description

Gaza_(dpa) _ The Islamic Hamas movement and four Palestinian factions agreed Saturday to resume an internal dialogue aimed at reconciliation, for which they welcomed Egyptian and Arab support.

Representatives of Hamas, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Democratic Front, People's Party and Islamic Jihad held a meeting in Gaza on Saturday to discuss ways to restart talks.

The five groups said in a joint statement that they welcomed the resumption of the inter-Palestinian dialogue, which would be based on previous national agreements.

They agreed to end the …