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Israeli ultra-Orthodox protest draft detentions

12/09/2013 9:53am
Israeli police say more than a thousand people have protested in support of ultra-Orthodox Jews who were detained for failing to report for a mandatory draft assessment.

Israeli leader backs out of Mandela funeral

12/09/2013 12:10pm
Fresh off a series of scandals over his high-flying lifestyle and expensive habits, Israel's prime minister says he will skip Nelson Mandela's funeral on Tuesday due to the high cost of the trip.

Abbas aide lambasts US push for framework deal

12/09/2013 2:39pm
A senior Palestinian official on Monday railed against U.S. attempts to broker a broad outline of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying Secretary of State John Kerry is breaking a promise to try to negotiate a final agreement in the current round of talks.

Hagel orders airlift for Central African Republic

12/09/2013 5:32pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.