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  • Israel plans for more than 1,000 new housing units on disputed land

     
    Israel's Housing Ministry announced Sunday that it would construct another 1,028 housing units in the West Bank and Jerusalem area on land it seized during the 1967 Mideast war....
  • Lone American appears in court in Egyptian NGO trial

     
    A lone American appeared in a Cairo courtroom Thursday in a criminal case against civil society workers that has shaken Egypt’s new political establishment and strained relations between the U.S. and one of its closest Arab allies. Robert Becker, an...
  • International Women's Day: What's happening around the world

     
    women, human rights, International Women's day, equality: It's International Women's Day. The event, born of the socialist movement in the United States the early 1900s, has spread across the world in the century since. But the day looks very different...
  • Romney sets up education panel, names Phil Handy a co-chair

     
    Mitt Romney's campaign today announced appointment of a 19-member Education Policy Advisory Group that includes a number of folks from Harvard; President George W. Bush's education secretary, Rod Paige of Houst0o; and a host of other education thinkers....
  • Google unveils virtual tours of Stonehenge, Jerusalem, other 'world wonders'

     
    If your budget is too tight to stroll along the Paris banks of the Seine or trek through Jerusalem, Google is now offering a virtual alternative -- digital tours of famous sites across the world. The World Wonders Project uses the same “Street View&...
  • Leading foe rejects new plan for Peru mine

     
    Gregorio Santos, Cajamarca regional president, said changes in a plan to build a $4.8-billion copper and gold mine in northern Peru are not sufficient to win locals' support....
  • 'Comfort women' show goes on in Tokyo despite protests

     
    The uproar over the black-and-white images taken by South Korean photographer Ahn Sehong underscore the sensitivity, decades later, around the plight of Korean women forced to serve the Japanese military as sex slaves during World War II...
  • Palestinian aid to continue, with strings

     
    Top appropriators in Washington have agreed to continue funding the Palestinian Authority provided that it does not press any further with its campaign to win more diplomatic recognition at the United Nations....
  • Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet this week in Jordan

     
    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet this week in Jordan with international mediators, Jordanian officials announced on Sunday, bringing the two rivals together for their first direct talks in over a year....
  • Mali rebellions put Timbuktu on UNESCO's endangered list

     
    The United Nations cultural organization put the besieged city of Timbuktu and the nearby Tomb of Askia on its endangered list, citing threats to the designated world treasures from ethnic and religious fighting in northern Mali....
  • Islamist rebels in Mali destroy Timbuktu historic sites

     
    Radical Islamists affiliated with Al Qaeda used axes, shovels and automatic weapons to destroy tombs and other cultural and religious monuments in northern Mali for a third day on Monday, including bashing in the door of a 15th Century mosque in Timbuktu,...
  • Palestinians hail World Heritage listing of Bethlehem holy sites

     
    A United Nations panel voted to include the biblical city of Bethlehem and its holy sites on the World Heritage list, to the applause of Palestinian officials and the anger of their Israeli counterparts....