Middle East
  • Iraq's government has given foreign diplomats a rare look inside a refugee camp housing Iranian exiles, as Baghdad seeks international help resettling them in another country.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
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  • Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh waves as he arrives for the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

    The U.N. atomic agency has received new and significant intelligence over the past month that Iran has moved further toward the ability to build a nuclear weapon, diplomats say.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
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  • Palestinian taxis drive around a main square in the West Bank city of Ramallah in protest against the high cost of living in the West Bank, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

    Salam Fayyad has been the target of days of protests over economic woes, like price hikes, in the Palestinian territory.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
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  • They're accused of squandering $2.7 billion in public money meant to compensate families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 9:00 PM EST
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  • A Syrian rebel fighter, registers the serial number of his AK-47 to a local leader, before heading to fight government forces in Aleppo, at their headquarters in Suran, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

    The first defector from Assad's inner circle said, "I am against all foreign intervention in Syria . . . It's up to the Syrian people to achieve their victory."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:30 PM EST
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  • Al-Qaida's Yemen branch is seen as the world's most active, planning and carrying out attacks against targets in and outside U.S. territory.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
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  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay delivers her speech at the Human Rights Council side-event on Syria at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

    The U.N.'s top rights official laid out the world's most significant human rights issues Monday, criticizing Syria and Bahrain but also mentioning problems in Western countries like France and Greece.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
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  • Palestinian demonstrators throw stones towards Palestinian police during a protest near the municipality building in the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

    Palestinian protests against the high cost of living have turned violent in the West Bank city of Hebron.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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