Middle East
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged donors to increase their contributions, lamenting that the original appeal for $180 million is only half-funded.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
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  • Tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital Sanaa demanding the prosecution of the country's longtime autocratic leader, who stepped down in February.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
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  • President of Tunisia who is a veteran rights activist Moncef Marzouki, left, and Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, right, attend a session at the newly elected assembly, near Tunis, in this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 file photo.

    Differences over how to word the document are already threatening to tear apart the ruling alliance of secular and religious parties that hold Tunisia precariously together.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
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  • The Democrats on Wednesday restored language in the platform saying Jerusalem "is and will remain the capital of Israel." 

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • Newly-arrived Syrian refugee families receive food from the Jordanian military after they crossed the border from Tal Shehab city in Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River valley, into Thnebeh town, in Ramtha , Jordan, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

    n the latest clashes, hundreds of Syrian soldiers backed by 20 tanks assaulted Tel Chehab, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and local activist Mohammed Abu Houran said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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  • They were among 200 security officers and other former regime officials facing charges stemming from the deaths of protesters during January and February 2011.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 11:30 AM EST
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  • In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photograph, a Palestinian boy touches a mural of the late leader Yasser Arafat, in Gaza City.

    Arafat's widow said Wednesday that French investigators will soon visit the West Bank to dig up the remains of her husband in hopes of determining what killed the longtime Palestinian leader.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
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