* PA Minister: 'Palestinians' Must Unite to Destroy Israel A Palestinian Authority minister stated last month that Fatah and Hamas must unite in order to achieve the destruction of the state of Israel.
* Egypt Islamists rally against ex-regime candidates Islamists were out on the streets of Cairo in a show of force Friday to demand members of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's regime be barred from politics.
* Iran nuclear talks 'positive' after 15-month break Six world powers - the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany - and Iran are meeting in Istanbul in Turkey.
* UN Security Council passes plan to deploy Syria monitors A small group of observers has been poised to leave for Syria as soon as a resolution is passed.
* Syrians take to the streets amid a fragile cease-fire Syrians poured into the streets after Friday prayers, chanting and raising opposition flags in a major test of a fragile cease-fire.
* This WEEK in the European Union The EU will on Thursday (19 April) present proposals on how to get Europe back to work and increase economic growth.
* American Nazi Party registers first lobbyist in DC The American Nazi Party has registered its first Washington DC lobbyist.
* 1600 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike Some 1600 Palestinians in Israeli prisons will go on an open-ended hunger strike as of April 17.
* Iraq political blocs accuse PM of dictatorship Key political factions accused the premier of moving towards a dictatorship with the arrest of Iraq's electoral commission chief.
* German ship carrying Iranian weapons to Syria stopped at sea A German ship carrying Iranian weapons was stopped in the Mediterranean on Saturday.