PLO 'link' plan

Palestinians are considering a new 'administration' to link PLO leaders with negotiators in the occupied territories and end a crisis over management of peace talks with Israel, Reuter reports from Tunis.

Three of the most prominent negotiators - Faisal Husseini, Hanan Ashrawi and Saeb Erekat - have threatened to resign if the crisis is not resolved. Sari Nuseibeh, an adviser to the peace team, said the the negotiators and the PLO leaders under Yasser Arafat appeared to be heading towards agreement on the new mechanism.