Egyptian FM: Palestinian reconciliation deal to be signed on Oct. 25

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Egypt's foreign minister said Monday that rival Palestinian factions will meet in Cairo on Oct. 25 to sign a reconciliation charter. Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had agreed on the signing date. The meeting would involve the heads of the various Palestinian factions "who will sign the charter," he said.