| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 AM
More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.
The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:19 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- After weeks of waiting and speculating, the incoming Palestinian Authority government turned out to be a carbon copy of the outgoing one.
Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his 24 Cabinet ministers, who together had formed the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama travels Monday to New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is scheduled to sit down with world leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will also address the General Assembly, focusing...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:11 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- More than two-thirds of the Palestinians surveyed in a new poll are convinced that recently restarted peace negotiations with Israel, which were orchestrated by the United States, aren’t going to succeed.
The results of...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:23 AM
President Obama pledged his administration's commitment to seeking peace in the Middle East during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, declaring that Palestinians "have a right to live in dignity in their own state."...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
JERUSALEM — While Iran and Syria dominate the international agenda, another issue is percolating on the back burner: talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. When the United Nations General Assembly is over and Israeli Prime Minister...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:02 PM
JERUSALEM – As part of a U.S.-backed proposal to restart peace talks, Israel has agreed to release an unspecified number of Palestinian prisoners, but will not freeze settlement construction in the West Bank, a top Israeli official said Saturday....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:52 PM
It's the Leicester parking lot that just keeps giving.
Last summer, archaeologists discovered the long-lost remains of King Richard III, buried beneath a nondescript parking lot in the English town of Leicester.
This summer, the same team returned...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:08 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian negotiators Wednesday expressed concern at reports of an Israeli plan to build a new Jewish settlement in a predominantly Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat warned that...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — A dashing young English royal falls for a beautiful commoner, and their love becomes a nationwide sensation that forever alters the face of the monarchy.
No, their names aren't Will and Kate, but rather King Edward IV and Elizabeth...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:56 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Thursday in a bid to boost Palestinian-Israeli negotiations launched in Jerusalem the day before after three years of deadlock.
Speaking at a news conference in...