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Arafat's Nephew: Medical Report Gives no Clear Cause of Death


Yasser Arafat's nephew says the late Palestinian leader's medical records give no clear cause for his death, but there were no trace of known poisons.

Nasser al-Kidwa spoke to reporters Monday after receiving a copy of the medical file from the French military hospital outside Paris, where Mr. Arafat died on November 11.

He said toxicology tests were conducted on the late Palestinian leader, but no known poison was detected.

Mr. al-Kidwa, who is also the Palestinian representative to the United Nations, is expected to deliver the report to a Palestinian ministerial council which is looking into the cause of Mr. Arafat's death.

The Palestinian leader was admitted to the French hospital in late October, but details of his illness have not been revealed.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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