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Israeli President Shimon Peres said President Obama will be awarded one of Israel's highest honors, the Presidential Medal of Distinction, when Mr. Obama visits in March.
Iran said it will open talks with the West about its nuclear program, as long as the United States publicly upholds Iran's right to enrich uranium, a spokesman for the nation's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
A defense official in the United Arab Emirates says the Gulf nation has signed $1.4 billion in military contracts that include purchases of U.S.-made drones.
An Iranian dissident group says Iraq's government had a hand in a rocket and mortar attack on its refugee camp north of Baghdad where seven people were killed and dozens injured earlier this month.
Two of the most outspoken critics of Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary indicated Sunday that the former senator from Nebraska likely will be confirmed when the Senate reconvenes next Monday.
Iran's supreme leader is supposed to be many things in the eyes of his followers: spiritual mentor, protector of the Islamic revolution, a moral compass above the regular fray. Political referee is not among them. Yet that is the unfamiliar role Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has adopted as the political mudslinging gets heavier ahead of elections in June to pick a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last week made specific reference to critical international issues, notably a planned U.S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan, Iran's developing nuclear bomb assets and North Korea's nuclear tests.