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US kicks off Mideast plan; Palestinians up in arms over deal

They reject US economic initiatives stressing that problem of Israeli occupation persists

Palestinians outside the United Nations HQ in Beirut protesting against the US-sponsored Middle East economic conference in Bahrain on Tuesday.

Manama, Bahrain

AFTER a wait of two and a half years, the US administration is launching its Middle East peace plan on Tuesday - with an economic initiative that the Palestinians are boycotting.

For this most unconventional of US presidents, President Donald Trump's Middle East...