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  • ** FILE ** Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool)

    Arab League sweetens peace deal, puts pressure on Israel's P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu

    The Arab League has sweetened a peace-making deal with Israel, putting the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reignite talks with coalition members who have more moderate views on Palestinian relations.

  • ** FILE ** Syrian opposition coalition leader Mouaz al-Khatib speaks during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (not pictured) following an international conference on Syria at Villa Madama in Rome on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

    Arab League gives Syrian seat to opposition

    In a symbolic blow to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, senior Arab diplomats said Sunday that they will transfer Syria's seat in their main regional group to opposition forces.

  • ** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad outlines a peace initiative that includes a national reconciliation conference and a new government and constitution, but demands that regional and Western countries stop funding and arming rebels first, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Lebanon urges reinstatement of Syria to Arab League

    Lebanon says Syria should get its seat back on the Arab League, even though President Bashar Assad hasn't fulfilled his promise to stop violence.

  • Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad blasts Arab donors

    The Palestinian self-rule government is close to being "completely incapacitated," largely because Arab countries haven't delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in promised aid, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said in an interview Sunday.

  • An Israeli Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Be'er Sheva, southern Israel, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. (AP Photo/Ahikam Seri)

    Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down Hamas rocket fired at Tel Aviv

    Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

  • US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives at Zagreb international airport, Croatia, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Clinton is currently touring northern Africa and southeast Europe. (AP Photo/Damir Sencar, Pool)

    Clinton ‘not surprised’ by Syrian cease-fire failure

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday said she is "not surprised by the failure" of the latest cease-fire between Syrian military forces and rebel factions seeking the ouster of President Bashar Assad.

  • Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign affairs minister who was named Friday as the new U.N. envoy for Syria, gives an interview to the Associated Press in Paris on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    U.N. special envoy seeks unified voice on Syria

    The new U.N. special envoy to Syria admitted on Sunday that he faces a difficult job trying to broker peace in Syria and said his first task is overcoming divisions within the Security Council that stymied the efforts of his predecessor.

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network and taken on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, purports to show Syrians standing in the rubble of a destroyed building from shelling by Syrian forces in the Khaldiyeh neighborhood of Syria's Homs province. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

    Syrian opposition leader calls for no-fly zone

    The head of Syria's main opposition group in exile called Sunday for international powers to impose a no-fly zone in border areas to protect civilians who are coming under increasingly intense attacks by regime warplanes and helicopters.

  • **FILE** Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks June 30, 2012, during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

    Kofi Annan to step down as Syria envoy

    Kofi Annan said Thursday he will step down from his high-profile role as special envoy for Syria at the end of the month, delivering blistering criticism of world powers' failure to unite over the country's escalating violence.

  • **FILE** Palestinian mourners carry the body of Akram Badr, 46, during his funeral July 31, 2012, in the village of Beitillu near in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Badr was killed the previous day at a checkpoint by the Israeli security forces near Jerusalem. (Associated Press)

    Palestinians brace for repercussions over U.N. bid

    The Palestinians are bracing for possible punitive reactions by the U.S. and Israel if they go ahead with plans to seek U.N. General Assembly recognition of "Palestine" as a non-member observer state, according to an internal document obtained Thursday.

  • Attendees at an Arab League conference on Syria on Monday, July 2, 2012, in Cairo include (from left) Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; Khalid Al Attiya, Qatar minister of state for international cooperation; Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Hoshyar Zebari; Arab League Secretary-General Nabil El Araby; Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah; Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr; and Palestinian envoy Nasser Al Qudwa. (AP Photo)

    Syrian opposition makes new push to unite

    The Arab League chief urged exiled Syrian opposition figures to unite at a meeting Monday as a new Western effort to force President Bashar Assad from power faltered. Another 85 soldiers, including a general, fled to Turkey in a growing wave of defections.

  • The flags of NATO member countries fly outside the alliance's headquarters in Brussels in June 2007. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Turkey jet crisis unlikely to pull NATO into Syria

    Syria's downing of a Turkish fighter-bomber has the feel of a turning point that could drag Western powers into a conflict that is spiraling out of control.

  • ** FILE ** In this image made from amateur video released by Ugarit News and accessed Saturday, May 5, 2012, a U.N. observer, right, inspects what residents of the town of Taftanaz, Syria, tell him is a mass grave. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

    U.N. official says no to Syria amnesty

    The U.N.'s top human rights official said Saturday that there should be no amnesty for serious crimes committed in Syria, even if the threat of prosecution might motivate members of the regime to cling to power at all costs.

  • Pro-Syrian-government demonstrators hold Baath party flags and a picture of President Bashar Assad at a rally at Sabe Bahrat Square in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, April 7, 2012, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Baath Arab Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

    Syria scuttles peace plan with new demands

    A U.N.-brokered plan to stop the bloodshed in Syria effectively collapsed Sunday after President Bashar Assad's government raised new, last-minute demands that swiftly were rejected by the country's largest rebel group.

  • This image made from amateur video and released by the Syria media center Thursday, March 29, 2012, purports to show black smoke riding from buildings in Homs, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Syria Media Center via APTN)

    Syria says it won't be first to lay down arms

    Syria rejected international envoy Kofi Annan's call for the regime to halt violence first just days after the government agreed to a cease-fire plan. A senior official declared victory over the opposition.

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