Monday, December 17, 2012


Syria's VP says both sides are losing the war Farouk al-Sharaa calls for national unity government, says neither Assad nor rebels are in position for a military victory.

Israel pushes on with east Jerusalem building plan Israel on Monday said it was pushing forward with plans to build hundreds of homes in a Jewish settlement of east Jerusalem, risking renewed tensions with the Palestinians and its Western allies over the contentious project.

Iranian FM: Nuclear deadlock with West must end Salehi says Iran, world powers are both ready to "exit the current stalemate" over the Iranian nuclear program.

Report: Ahmadinejad to Cancel Turkey Trip After 'WWIII Threat' A report Sunday said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would not be visiting Turkey, as had been scheduled.

88 percent of Palestinians believe armed struggle is the best way to achieve independence For first time since 2006, more West Bank Palestinians favor Hamas's political strategy over Fatah's, poll finds.

Egypt's Islamists aim to build on constitution vote President Mohamed Mursi has won initial backing from Egyptians for a new constitution that he hopes will steer the country out of crisis, but which opponents say is an Islamist charter that tramples on minority rights.

Pope Meets Abbas, Calls For Courage to Reconcile Pope Benedict XVI received PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Monday and called on all parties to work together for peace and reconciliation.

Nasrallah: Syrian Rebels Won't Win Al-Qaeda has been tricked into fighting in Syria, claims Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah.

'Disturbing' Video Shows 'Brutal' Israeli Occupation A new video shows the Palestinian Authority under Israeli "occupation." The photos speak for themselves.

Iran says it captured 2 US drones prior to the one it boasted of two weeks ago Revolutionary Guard naval chief says a ScanEagle captured in early December was the third American UAV the army has downed.