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Tensions high in Western Sahara despite new plan

01/01/2014 4:02am
Helmeted Moroccan riot police waded into the small crowds of women in brightly colored shawls who chanted slogans for independence on the streets of Laayoune, the capital of the disputed territories of the Western Sahara. Every time one group of the mostly women and children protesters was dispersed, another would appear farther down the street, attracting phalanxes of police. The confrontations continued long after dark and degenerated into stone-throwing contests.

Doctors remove polyp from Netanyahu

01/01/2014 8:44am
Benjamin Netanyahu's office says doctors have removed a polyp from the Israeli prime minister's large intestine.

Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face hard choices

01/01/2014 12:41pm
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region Thursday, the American message to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders is clear: It's time to start making hard decisions.

Israeli parliament aims to be world's greenest

01/01/2014 12:47pm
Israel's parliament plans on becoming the "greenest in the world" by generating its own electricity and through other environmentally friendly initiatives.

Egypt: Puppet ad draws terror accusations

01/01/2014 2:28pm
Prosecutors have questioned officials in one of Egypt's largest telecommunications companies over an online advertisement featuring a puppet, which a controversial blogger has accused of delivering a coded message linked to the Muslim Brotherhood group, the company said Wednesday.