As Muslims, Tehran's leaders should follow the Koran's guidance by negotiating peace with the US.
The Haqqani network has agreed to discuss a peace proposal with government-backed mediators.
Among the scores of Palestinian prisoners who Hamas wants freed in exchange for Israeli Sgt. Gilad Shalit is Marwan Barghouti, the most popular man in Fatah.
Iran marks the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution on Tuesday.
A villager from western China, Qi Xuewu headed east in search of a better life, joining 140 million ambitious migrant workers.
In Afghanistan, US and NATO reassess their strategy amid concerns that their efforts are failing.
Landmark agreement on US troops is delayed as lawmakers seek more checks on Shiite-led government
The pact sets out a three-year timetable for US troop withdrawal. A public referendum on it will be held in July.
Wednesday's vote on a security pact to allow US troops to remain in Iraq for three more years is being seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Maliki's performance.