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  • Iran's foreign ministry says a recent U.N. report on human rights in the Islamic Republic has been influenced by hostile Western countries.

    In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks at a public gathering on his tour to the northeastern city of Bojnourd, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Iran's top leader said Wednesday that European countries are "foolish" to support sanctions against Tehran, telling them they are sacrificing themselves for the sake of the United States.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
  • In this Sept. 24, 2012 file photo, Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attends the sentence hearing in a corruption case, at Jerusalem's District Court.

    Former prime minister may challenge Netanyahu in upcoming elections, despite his precarious legal situation.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
  • The Palestinian president appears to be backing away from his longstanding demand for Israel to halt settlement construction before talks resume.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
  • A Palestinian elderly woman collects olives from broken olive tree branches in the village of Qusra, northern West Bank, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Palestinian farmers say Jewish settlers from the nearby settlement of Eli cut more than 70 olive trees overnight. Olives are the backbone of Palestinian agriculture.

    Israel's foreign minister has condemned the vandalism of a church in Jerusalem, the latest in a string of attacks on Christian sites in the Holy Land.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
  • Passengers on the US Gaza-bound boat, 'The Audacity of Hope' prepare to set sail from Athens on June 30, 2011 to join the flotilla to Gaza.

    An activist says a boat of pro-Palestinian advocates from eight countries is en route to Gaza in the latest attempt to break Israel's naval blockade.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
  • In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, an Israeli army helicopter lands in an open area as soldiers search for the remains of a drone in the Negev southern Israel.

    Israel's military has deployed a missile defense system near the Lebanese border, days after warplanes shot down an unmanned aircraft that entered its skies.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Va., Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

    Declared in Virginia speech that "it's time to change course in the Middle East" and accused Obama of "passivity."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 1:30 PM EST