Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Arab countries needed to step up support. Meanwhile, Hamas test-fired a rocket that could reach Tel Aviv suburbs.
Hillary Clinton announced new aid programs at a two-day forum with Arab leaders in Morocco, which she held up as a model for democratic reform in the region.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' call for Palestinian elections in January was roundly rejected by Hamas. Abbas says he'll quit over the lack of an Israeli settlement freeze.
The American University in Cairo opened a $400-million, 260-acre campus in a desert east of Cairo. Developers hope this 'New Cairo' will one day be home to 2 million.
This photo from 2007 shows a man and woman looking at the city skyline from a coastal defense breakwater in Alexandria, Egypt. Sea levels rising because of global warming, along with increased storminess as the climate changes, will expose tens of millions of people in the world's port cities to coastal flooding, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Heaps of rusted barrels for chemical substances and other rubbish may be observed everywhere in Dzerzhinsk, the city of chemical industry. The city was one of the Soviet Union's most important chemical weapons producers, and the Dzerzhinsk's environmental agency estimates that almost 300,000 tons of chemical waste were dumped between 1930 and 1998. The US Blacksmith Institute has named the city one of the most polluted in the world, citing lead, sarin, lewisite, sulfur mustard, hydrogen cyanide and phosgene as the worst pollutants.
A Sunni insurgent group, Jundallah, claimed responsibility for Sunday's attacks that killed six of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and more than 20 others.
Fatah agreed Wednesday to an Egyptian-backed deal, but tension over the Goldstone report and deep distrust have left many skeptical.