Arabs give US another month to resolve impasse over Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

US gets another month to revive Mideast talks

Arab ministers back Palestinian decision to stop talks with Israel over settlement issue

Arabs back Palestinian decision to stop talks

Diplomats: some Arabs want Abbas to return to indirect talks to avoid collapse of peace talks

Diplomats: Arabs want return to indirect talks

Syria says any indirect peace talks with Israel must be mediated by Turkey

Syria wants Turkey to mediate talks with Israel

Senior Palestinians close ranks behind Abbas: No peace talks without Israeli settlement freeze

Palestinians back Abbas on settlement slowdown

Syrian president says Mideast peace talks only aimed to boost Obama

Syrian leader: Mideast talks only to help Obama

Israeli foreign minister calls for intermediate peace agreement with Palestinians, land swaps

Israeli calls for intermediate peace agreement

Clinton presses Syria on making peace with Israel, respecting Lebanese sovereignty

Clinton urges Syria on peace with Israel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is pressing Syria to resume long-stalled peace talks with Israel as part of its push for broad settlement between Arab countries and the Jewish state.

UN nuke agency assembly narrowly votes against Arab bloc move to censure Israel

Arab move to censure Israel stymied at UN meeting

Israel against sale of Russian cruise missiles to Syria, fearing they could reach Hezbollah

Israel tried to block Russian arms deal with Syria

On way to UN, Iran’s president stops in Syria for talks with ally in standoff with the West

Iranian president stops in Syria on way to UN

Israelis urged to soften stand on West Bank settlement building to keep peace talks going

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Egypt to Israel: Keep settlement construction slowdown in place 3 more months

Egypt to Israel: Curb construction for 3 months

Abbas, meeting Clinton, says Palestinians see no alternative to continuing talks with Israelis

Abbas sees no alternative to peace talks

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Offering a positive note after two days of inconclusive Mideast peace negotiations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he sees no alternative to continuing the talks in search of a peace deal with Israel.

Clinton consults with Palestinian chief in West Bank, then to Jordan to meet with king

After peace talks, Clinton meets with Abbas

APNewsBreak: Top US envoy meets Arab nations, warns pressure on Israel endangers Mideast talks

U.S. President Barack Obama

Latest Mideast talks show no sign of progress on Israeli settlements; next stop _ Jerusalem

No progress seen on Israeli settlements in talks

Latest round of Mideast talks end without visible sign of progress on Israeli settlements

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Syrian influence in Lebanon is on the rise again, 5 years after split

U.S. President Barack Obama joins Martha Coakley

Hezbollah leader rejects prosecutor’s demand to hand over information in Hariri case

Hezbollah won’t cooperate with Hariri tribunal

Tensions between Israel, Islamic nations scuttle IAEA plans for talks on nuke-free Mideast

UN agency fails to stage nuke-free Mideast talks

Hezbollah tries again to implicate Israel in Hariri killing in material handed to UN tribunal

UN gets Hezbollah ‘evidence’ on Israel-Hariri link

Lebanon gives Palestinian refugees employment rights; critics say significant problems remain

Lebanon gives Palestinians employment rights

Parliament passes law to let 400,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon work in any profession

Lebanon grants Palestinian refugees right to work

Underneath fields and homes in south Lebanon, Israel sees the battlefield of the next war

Underneath Lebanon, Israel sees hidden battlefield

Palestinians, crammed for decades in refugee camps in Lebanon, may get broader right to work

Lebanon debates giving Palestinians rights

Nuclear watchdog: Iran has activated equipment to enrich uranium more efficiently

IAEA: Iran activates enrichment equipment

VIENNA — Iran has activated equipment to enrich uranium more efficiently in a move that defies the U.N. Security Council, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.

AP Interview: German lawmaker says Iranian officials fear fallout from latest sanctions

AP Interview: German: Iran fears latest sanctions

US ambassador to IAEA: Nations considering possible special inspection of Syrian nuclear sites


Iran says 3 imprisoned Americans should stand trial for illegal border crossing

US President Barack Obama

Saudi, Syrian leaders visit Lebanon to defuse fears of violence between rival factions

Saudi, Syrian leaders make rare visit to Lebanon

Saudi and Syrian leaders visit Beirut amid rising tension between rival Lebanese factions

Saudi, Syrian leaders visit Lebanon amid tension

Quest for freedom a full-time job for mothers of 3 American hikers jailed for 1 year in Iran

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Saudi and Syrian leaders to visit Beirut amid rising tension between rival Lebanese factions

Saudi, Syrian leaders head to Lebanon amid tension

Saudi king comes to Syria amid regional tensions, heated rhetoric about Hezbollah

Saudi king in Syria amid regional tensions

Rights group: Syria has ‘no freedom’ decade after Assad took power

Rights group says ‘no freedom, no rights’ in Syria

Iran official says sanctions do not bar Russia from delivering S-300 missiles

Iran: Sanctions do not ban S-300 Russian missiles

Top UN nuclear inspector Olli Heinonen resigns

Top UN nuclear inspector Olli Heinonen resigns

Visiting Syrian President Assad meets with Cuba’s Raul Castro during Latin American trip

Cuba’s Castro meets with Syrian President Assad

Hezbollah not interested in dialogue with US until it changes its ‘pro-Israel’ Mideast policy

Hezbollah not interested in dialogue with US

Israeli flotilla inquiry begins work, will question prime minister Netanyahu, defense chief

Israeli flotilla inquiry to question premier

Venezuela’s Chavez denounces ‘genocidal’ Israel during 1st visit by Syria’s Assad

Chavez: Israel and US ‘empire’ are enemies

Venezuela’s Chavez, Syria’s Assad align stances against Israel, US

Venezuela’s Chavez: Israel, US ‘empire’ are foes

Human Rights Watch calls for release of Syrian political activist after completing jail term

Rights group calls for release of Syrian activist

UN refugee agency examining claims that British authorities mistreated Iraqi asylum seekers

UN probing Britain over Iraqi mistreatment claims

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