The prime minister skirted a vote to dissolve Israel's parliament by agreeing to allow a September primary election within his centrist Kadima Party.
An IAEA team visits the site of an alleged nuclear weapons facility bombed by Israel in September.
A Tuesday bomb attack at a municipal council building within a fortified section of Baghdad's Shiite enclave killed at least four Americans and six Iraqis.
Despite Russian and Serbian opposition, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said Friday the UN would gradually cede its role.
Iraqi troops took the southern city without a shot being fired from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
At a rare meeting Sunday, some oil-producing nations tried to stabilize prices – and Western concerns over a recession.