Saturday, March 16, 2013


Syria regime expands use of cluster bombs: report The Syrian regime is expanding its use of widely banned cluster bombs, an international human rights group said Saturday as the deadlocked conflict entered its third year.

Arab League calls on Gulf states to act, not just condemn Iran The Arab League has been urged to act against Iran, accused of undermining regional security.

Obama heads to Middle East with low expectations Obama heads to Middle East with low expectations.

The photos Saudi Arabia doesn't want seen - and proof Islam's most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca Archaeologists fear billion-pound development has led to destruction of key historical sites.

'CIA is collecting intelligence on Syrian rebels' 'LA Times' reports the US is collecting intelligence that would be used for possible drone strikes on extremists rebels.

Pope Francis explains name, calls for church 'for the poor' The new pope gave an insight into his choice of the name Francis in an audience with journalists Saturday -- and said how he wished for a church that was both poor and "for the poor."

Americans' sympathy for Israel at 22-year high Ahead of Obama's visit, Gallup poll finds 64% of Americans sympathize more with Israel, just 12% with the Palestinians.

Temple-Times Passover Sacrifice Nixed by Government Veterinary Services officials say they won't authorize planned 'practice sacrifice' of Passover goat.

Obama visit to stress plight of Mideast Christians Trip to Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity will 'underscore the need to protect the rights of minorities,' White House says.

Netanyahu faces rocky future in new coalition Forced to rely on the support of two fast-rising rivals in his new governing coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now faces a reshaped and rocky landscape that could spell trouble ahead.