Yemen's president hopes Qatar will mediate between Hamas and Fatah

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he hopes Qatar will host Palestinian reconciliation talks between the rival Hamas and the ruling Fatah group following its success in reconciling the Lebanese parties. Saleh was speaking reporters Sunday after meeting with Hamas' exiled leader, Khaled Mashaal. He said he would support Qatar in hosting an inter-Palestinian dialogue in Doha. Earlier this year, Yemen brokered meetings of the two groups to discuss a new initiative to solve their disagreements but to no avail.