Both sides are maneuvering for another ceasefire, and Israeli troops are not likely to invade the Gaza strip, say analysts.
An Istanbul cobbler capitalizes on the 'shoe mania' sparked by the tossing of his work.
In addition to monitoring the volatile border region between Israel and Lebanon, the peacekeepers build roads and teach foreign languages to locals.
Former President Jimmy Carter urged new focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace last week. But other accords may be more feasible.
Scientist says he has found world's oldest spider web.
Syria is the prime suspect in former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination. But many say an international tribunal could cause it to turn away from engaging with the West and Israel.
The gathering follows a successful Muslim-Catholic forum at the Vatican.