Saturday, April 28, 2012


US deploys F-22s to base near Iran The U.S. military has deployed several F-22s, the nation's most advanced fighter jets, to an allied base less than 200 miles from Iran.

Muslims revive old pilgrimage route via Jerusalem After decades of shying away from an ancient pilgrimage route, Muslims are visiting Jerusalem to pray at Islam's third-holiest site, the revered Al-Aqsa mosque.

Syria rebels 'launch sea raid' as Lebanon seizes weapons Syrian rebel gunmen in inflatable dinghies have attacked a military unit on the Mediterranean coast, with deaths on both sides.

Iraq leaders call for solution to political crisis Leaders from nearly all of Iraq's top political blocs called Saturday for a solution to a crisis pitting the Shiite-led government against Sunnis and Kurds.

Iranian nukes a key issue among young Americans, poll finds Harvard published a survey this week that shows broad support for stopping Iran from acquiring the bomb.

Islamic Jihad: Abduct more Israelis Islamic leaders in the Gaza Strip called on Friday to kidnap Israelis and use them as bargaining chips.

Veteran peacekeeper takes helm of UN Syria mission A veteran Norwegian peacekeeper was heading to Damascus on Saturday to take charge of a UN mission overseeing a troubled truce.

Libya 'must clarify' status of Kadhafi-era supporters Libya must clarify the rules under which it disqualifies from public office individuals who stood by the regime of former leader Moamer Kadhafi.

In Egypt president race, Muslim clerics seek voice Egypt's presidential contenders have been going through a new campaign rite of passage.

Ministers ponder creation of EU super-president Ideas kicking around in a reflection group of select EU foreign ministers include merging the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents.