An IAEA team visits the site of an alleged nuclear weapons facility bombed by Israel in September.
The temporary cease-fire deal bids to end attacks from Gaza militants and the Israeli army and improve life in the impoverished coastal strip.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates 67 million displaced people worldwide in 2007, a result of war, poverty, and climate change.
Its improved standing poses challenge to US policy of isolation.
Three Fulbright scholars are waiting to see if Israel will allow them to leave Gaza to study in the United States.
Readers write about the Golan Heights and immigration issues in America.
The fall election and an era of diffused power may be factors.