Middle East

FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem.

Video Israel Suspends Peace Talks With Palestinians

Move follows decision by Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to reconcile and form a unity government More

Senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed (L), head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh (C) and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq hold their hands after announcing a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City, April 23, 2014.

US Official Says Hamas-PLO Government Would Prompt Aid Reassessment

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FILE - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media.

Ban: Security Council Must Act on Violations in Syria

Ban said both the Syrian government and rebel fighters have failed to allow humanitarian access to devastated areas More

Iraqi security forces fire cannon during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad, March 19, 2014.

Study: Mideast Military Expenditures Increasing

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute researchers say regional expenditures reached an estimated $150 billion in 2013 More

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in his office in Ankara, Turkey, April 23, 2014.

Erdogan Offers Unexpected Condolences for Armenian Killings

But Turkish prime minister stops short of calling a 'genocide' the killing of Armenians by Ottoman soldiers in World War I More



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