During Mitchell's visit, activists set up 11 outposts. A report said the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has surpassed 300,000.
Due to concerns about swine flu, health ministers at a Cairo summit on Wednesday announced that the young, elderly, and chronically ill should not make the hajj.
Far from suicide bombers and West Bank settlements, the cosmopolitan city is an economic engine – and out of step, some say.
The Shiite militant organization in Lebanon draws money and ideological guidance from Iran's supreme leader.
War in Lebanon is seen through the eyes of a precocious 8-year-old narrator.
Frederic C. Hof, author of a March report suggesting an environmental preserve and other initiatives in the disputed Golan Heights, is meeting with Israeli officials.
After stamping out election protests, Iran may see its "resistance" brand weaken. The first big test: The Non-Aligned Movement summit, which opens Wednesday in Egypt.
Top contenders Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani are campaigning outside their traditional bases and attacking the incumbent.