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New Iranian leader poses challenge for Israel

09/23/2013 12:12am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provided the U.N. with a memorable moment last year when he displayed a cartoon bomb illustrating what he said was Iran's march toward the development of a nuclear weapon. When he addresses the world body next week, he is expected to again call for a hard line to stop Iran's suspect nuclear program, backed by the credible use of force.

Abbas to honor promise to US to put UN bid on hold

09/23/2013 9:21am
At this week's annual top-level U.N. General Assembly meetings, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is honoring a promise to the U.S. to suspend a Palestinian quest for further U.N. recognition.

Navy halts search for 2 missing airmen in Red Sea

09/23/2013 10:29am
The U.S. Navy says it has suspended the search for two missing airmen after a helicopter crash in the Red Sea. Three other crew members were rescued earlier.

Israel sends experts to advise on Kenya standoff

09/23/2013 2:41pm
Scarred by memories of a pair of attacks on Israeli targets in Africa a decade ago, Israel has dispatched a team of experts to its close ally Kenya to advise authorities on the bloody standoff at a Nairobi shopping mall.