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First planned Palestinian city a symbol of pride

12/06/2013 12:29am
A state-of-the art Palestinian city with residential towers, a mall and a convention center is rapidly going up on once desolate West Bank hills and turning into a symbol of national pride.

Hagel ship tour showcases US commitment to Gulf

12/06/2013 5:25am
Standing on the massive deck of the Navy's USS Ponce, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is entering the new nuclear pact with Iran "very clear eyed" and it remains to be seen whether Tehran is serious about keeping its nuclear development peaceful.

At halfway mark, Kerry's Mideast effort stumbles

12/06/2013 8:49am
Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.

UK foreign secretary seeks to reassure Gulf allies

12/06/2013 1:17pm
Britain's top diplomat voiced his country's strong commitment to the security of the Gulf states on Friday, seeking to reassure wary Arab allies in the wake of last month's nuclear deal with their regional rival Iran.

Jordan wins Security Council seat, replaces Saudis

12/06/2013 4:56pm
The U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected the seat it won in an unprecedented act to protest the council's failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.