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Lack of Assad alternatives hangs over Syria war

09/12/2013 12:24am
The crisis over chemical weapons in Syria has underlined a central dilemma for the West as it tries to deal with the country's civil war _ the lack of attractive alternatives to President Bashar Assad.

IMF says Palestinian economy precarious

09/12/2013 2:11am
Palestinians are in a precarious economic position and may struggle to keep financing their budgets over time, the International Monetary Fund mission chief for the West Bank and Gaza warned.

Yemen jails 3 Saudis for illegal entry

09/12/2013 4:47am
A state security court in Yemen has convicted five Saudis of entering the country illegally but only sentenced three of them to 18 months in jail.

Al-Jazeera launches legal action against Egypt

09/12/2013 7:47am
The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV is taking legal action in international courts against the Egyptian government for closing its offices, jamming its signals and arresting its reporters, the network said Thursday.

Iran's new president seeks to begin outreach at UN

09/12/2013 11:12am
For 15 years, Iranian presidents have been drawn to the U.N.'s global stage to mold their image and press their message.

20 years on, Oslo Accords promise rings hollow

09/12/2013 1:58pm
In 1993, the words rang hopeful and historic. Israel and the PLO agreed "it is time to put an end to decades of confrontation and conflict," live in peaceful co-existence and reach a "just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement."

AP PHOTOS: Syrians wait out war in Lebanon

09/12/2013 3:12pm
The days are long at the al-Faour settlement in Lebanon. Women draw on cigarettes to help pass the time, their faces haggard and sunburned. Children play outside their tents in bright, ragged clothes and worn-out shoes.