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Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on July 25 to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency
Iran’s navy chief said yesterday his forces plan to hold a 10-day drill from tomorrow around the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, an exercise that could bring Iranian ships into proximity with U.S. Navy vessels.
Moves by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to seal reconciliation with Hamas drew an angry response in Israel yesterday, with one government minister even calling for the annexation of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
JERUSALEM / WASHINGTON
Israel lashed out at European members of the U.N. Security Council Dec. 21, saying that rather than condemn Israeli settlements they should be acting to stop the killing of civilians in Syria.
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BEIRUT - The Associated Press
A team of Arab observers headed to Syria on Thursday as neighboring Turkey condemned President Bashar Assad for turning his country into a "bloodbath" after the regime killed more than 200 people this week alone, drawing international condemnation and dramatically raising the death toll in the nine-month uprising.
Divided Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agree to form a unity government at a reconciliation meeting in Cairo. Hamas also agrees to join PLO in a key move to end the duality in the Palestinian leadership.
CAIRO - The Associated Press
The Hamas militant group has agreed to join the Palestine Liberation Organization a key step toward unifying the long-divided Palestinian leadership.
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
An Israeli energy firm run by a former head of the Mossad spy agency is to start prospecting for uranium in the southern Negev desert, the company said on Thursday.
BAGHDAD - Agence France-Presse
A wave of attacks in Baghdad Thursday killed 57 people as Iraq faced a political crisis, with its vice president accused of running death squads and the premier warning he could break off power-sharing.
TEHRAN - The Associated Press
Iran's navy chief said his forces plan to hold a 10-day drill in international waters beyond the strategic Strait of Hormuz...