Palestinian unity government to be formed on Monday

The formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rival factions Hamas and Fatah will be announced on Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, adding that Israel already warned him it would shun the new alliance.

Gaza`s Hamas government says ready to step aside

Gaza`s Hamas government says it has concluded its last meeting and is "ready to hand over full responsibility" to a Palestinian unity government.

Rival Hurriyat factions clash in Sopore

Supporters of rival factions of Hurriyat Conference on Friday clashed at Sopore, pelting stones and hurling `kangris` at each other, official sources said.

Pakistani Taliban splintering into factions

The two biggest factors hammering away at the Taliban`s unity are US drone strikes and Pakistani Army operations.

JKLF India, Pak factions re-merge after 16 years

The merged group would work
together on issues like a campaign to halt the execution of
terror convict Afzal Guru.

Rival rebel factions clash in Libya, 4 dead

The information minister of Libya`s rebel movement says its forces have overrun the base of a rival faction after five hours of fighting.

ULFA factions lock horns over ceasefire

Fresh cracks within the ULFA
ranks on Thursday came to the fore with the pro-talk faction
objecting to the hardline unit criticising its ceasefire
announcement.

Palestinian factions agree to reconciliation deal

Fifteen Palestinian factions,
including militant Islamic groups, endorsed a reconciliation
deal on Wednesday meant to end a four-year rift between the two major
Palestinian political movements, Hamas and Fatah.

Egypt blames Palestinian factions for Red Sea rocket attacks

Egypt said on Wednesday that "Palestinian
factions" were behind this week`s rocket attacks on Israel and
Jordan, the MENA news agency reported, apparently implying the
rockets were fired from the Sinai peninsula.

Kerala Congress factions to merge on May 27

Leaders of Kerala Congress factions KM Mani (KC-M) and PJ Joseph (KC-J) on Saturday announced their decision to merge their parties on May 27, ignoring resentment from Congress that heads the UDF of which KC(M) is a constituent.