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Arab Summit Postponed after King Fahd's Death


The Arab League says an emergency Arab summit scheduled for Wednesday at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh has been postponed, following the death of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd.

An Arab League official, Hisham Youssef, at the Red Sea resort told reporters that the postponement "is for a few days," and that consultations will soon begin to decide on a new date for the summit.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak last week called the summit to discuss the situation in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and terrorism.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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