In a letter addressed to the U.S. and the Palestinian Authority, the Arab League endorsed direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, leaving the decision to schedule the negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The decision surprised some Palestinian leaders while it boosted Washington’s effort to resume direct talks, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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  • Chiden Balmes

    Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.