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  • The emir of Qatar received a hero's welcome in Gaza on Tuesday, becoming the first head of state to visit the territory since the Islamist militant Hamas seized control.

    Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, left, and Gaza's Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, wave to the crowd as they arrive for corner-stone laying ceremony of a Qatari funded rehabilitation center in Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The emir of Qatar received a hero's welcome in Gaza on Tuesday, becoming the first head of state to visit the Palestinian territory since the Islamist militant Hamas seized control there in 2007.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a plea deal.

    A change of plea hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., for John Kiriakou. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges that he disclosed the names of two covert CIA operatives.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
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  • The Elders member former US President Jimmy Carter, left, and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, right, speak to the media with Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, second right, and Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway's first woman Prime Minister, third right, following their meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

    Carter, a longtime critic of Israeli policies, called the current situation "catastrophic" and blamed Israeli settlement of the West Bank.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 9:00 PM EST
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  • Isreal Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Knesset session in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.

    The Knesset prepared to dissolve itself Monday, setting the stage for a January vote almost certain to lock in more time for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
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