| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:48 AM
JERUSALEM -- New plans for Israeli settlements in the West Bank are adding fresh tension to the country's already stressed relations with the U.S. and the Palestinians.
The announcement Tuesday of long-term development plans that would add 20,000...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – For the first time since the start of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has publicly declared that the negotiations have not yet produced any results.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:04 AM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's latest Mideast visit appeared to end in discord for Israel on the twin issues on the agenda, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Iran's nuclear program.
As Kerry left Israel for Geneva to help in...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:45 PM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry began a trip to Israel Tuesday evening with a visit to Tel Aviv, where he offered reassurances about renewed peace talks ahead of separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:12 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan on Saturday released a top Afghan Taliban official who Afghan officials believe could nudge Islamist militants to the bargaining table and help hammer out a political solution after more than a decade of war....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:31 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebels' headquarters and last stronghold.
The action raised the possibility that the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:52 AM
LONDON – A key group of Arab states and Western nations, including the United States, urged the “moderate opposition” in Syria to attend peace talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war, but underlined their insistence that...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad and backers of the rebel forces fighting to oust him on Monday disputed weekend reports of an agreement to convene peace talks in Geneva next month to negotiate an end to the protracted civil war.
It remained unclear...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:41 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli construction in West Bank settlements has increased dramatically in 2013, according to a new report.
According to the report by Peace Now, an anti-settlement advocacy group, construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank was up...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Your recent report described a so-called "peace process" between Israelis and Palestinians that is, in fact, a complete farce ("Israelis, Palestinians intensify talks despite scepticism," Oct.7).
Israel doesn't want a two-state peace settlement with the...
| Oct 1, 2013
In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...