The mainline Palestinian party elected a new guard in its first leadership vote in 20 years, revamping a council whose youngest member was 70.
Seeking to expand its role on the Mideast stage, it promised Tuesday to send more water to drought-stricken Iraq, which faces its lowest harvest in a decade.
The vaunted program is supposed to convince militants that Al Qaeda's ideology is un-Islamic. But Human Rights Watch says it violates international law.
At least 49 people were killed and 230 wounded in the latest attack since US combat troops pulled back from Iraqi cities on June 30.
Last week's annual 'End of Days' music festival highlights how a new – and militant – hilltop generation embraces the counterculture symbols of the 1960s American Left.
A force to reckon with in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s second term, the Guards are led by commanders whose worldview was forged during the devastating Iran-Iraq war.
Top opposition candidates, including defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, are among those who may be targeted.
The survey found that 91 percent of Moroccans approve of the king, but the government seized the magazine that published it, saying the monarchy "can't be an object of debate."
Forced out of their Sheikh Jarrah homes after losing a property-rights case to Jewish families, their situation has drawn international censure.
Leading reformist politicians signaled their intent to continue protest over what they say was a fraudulent election.
On Tuesday, the Palestinian president convened his party's first congress since 1989 to strengthen its position in negotiations with Israel, Hamas.
The controversial foreign minister promised Monday to step down if indicted on corruption charges, adding to the possibility of a shake-up in Netanyahu's government.
Conservatives welcomed confessions by defendants rejecting prior claims of election fraud. Critics said the statements were forced.
Many now want more than a rerun of the disputed June 12 election, heightening the standoff with the regime.
Four clashes in the past eight days underscore the state's vulnerability. Southern secessionists and northern rebels have weakened the central government.
As one of the few parties to speak to both Israel and Hamas, Cairo sees itself as a natural mediator. But now Turkey has called into question its effectiveness.
The film crew of "Fair Game," a movie based on the Valerie Plame saga that will hit theaters next year, donned flak jackets and went to Baghdad in search of authenticity.
Thousands of people clashed with security forces in the streets after a symbolic 40-day period since the death of protesters. Thirty years ago, such protests helped bring down the Shah.
In a striking move Tuesday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei personally called for a detention center to be closed, citing mistreatment, while President Ahmadinejad sanctions repressive tactics.
In a push for progress, three heavy hitters from the administration – Mitchell, Gates, and Jones – visited the region this week.