Iran kicked off a meeting of more than 100 countries on Sunday by slamming the "adverse consequences of the current world order" and demanding change from the United Nations, state-run Press TV reported.
A religious cult in a Mexican town is destroying "evil" secular schools. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Authorities are negotiating with a religious cult in southwestern Mexico, trying to persuade leaders to allow public schools to operate in the isolated community, state media reported.
President Obama is "deeply concerned" about the growing number of deadly attacks on U.S. forces by Afghan security forces, and plans to contact the Afghan president to discuss taking tougher actions, he said Monday.
In the city of Qamishli, on Syria's border with Turkey, neither the forces of the Syrian regime nor the rebels of the Free Syrian Army are to be seen. But visitors say the Kurdish flag is very evident, and Kurdish fighters man checkpoints around the city.
Diplomatic talks in the West Bank were canceled Sunday after Israel denied entry to five envoys, the Palestinian foreign ministry said.
Pentagon says Iran is improving the killing power of its ballistic missiles. Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks OutFront.
In an exclusive interview, CNN's Barbara Starr speaks with Secretary Panetta about his talks with Israel on Iran's nukes
The United States won't let Iran obtain a nuclear weapon, "period," but sanctions remain the best tool to keep Tehran off the nuclear path, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday in Israel.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered that his chief of general intelligence be replaced by a former ambassador to the United States, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the attack in Damascus that killed 4 key Syrian officials in Bashar al-Assad's inner circle.
Deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria is "a terrorist attack," said Israel's Defense Minister.
An explosion on a bus in Bulgaria has killed several Israeli tourists and injured others, say authorities.
The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday lost its main coalition partner, the centrist political faction Kadima.
CNN's Elise Labott reports a proposed new law would require Israelis ultra-Orthodox to serve in military.
The United States and Israel must work together in "smart, creative and courageous" ways to resolve vital regional issues, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday in Israel, the last stop on her two-week trip through Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The most senior Syrian diplomat to defect and publicly embrace his country's uprising is calling for a foreign military intervention to topple President Bashar al-Assad. He also accused the Damascus regime of collaborating with al Qaeda militants against opponents both in Syria and in neighboring Iraq.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert discusses his country's issues with Iran.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has approved the exhumation of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's body, an official said Monday.
A day after thousands of Israeli demonstrators demanded an end to rules that make ultra-Orthodox Jews exempt from the draft, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the nation's approach to military service must change.
New tests suggest former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with polonium. Elise Labott reports.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died Saturday, the country's prime minister's office said. He was 96.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday warned that he could call for early elections, following a string of political crises since the U.S. withdrawal in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.
Israeli security officials on Tuesday started the process of evacuating some 150 Jewish residents from their homes at the West Bank settlement of Beit El.
Egypt's election commission says it will announce election results Sunday, June 24. CNN's Jon Mann and Ian Lee report.
Tensions soared in Egypt as an entire nation awaited presidential election results that are now expected to be announced Sunday afternoon.
The next time an Israeli official petitions the U.S. government to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, we should tell our friend and longtime ally in an unequivocal tone: He will die in an American prison, so stop asking!
President Obama affirms the leak of classified information was not put out by the White House.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, on Syria, Egypt, the eurozone crisis & relations with Israel.
Negotiators for Iran and six world powers completed the first day of discussions on Iran's nuclear program Monday in Moscow.
Saudi expert Robert Lacey explains why Prince Salman is expected to be named Crown Prince.
Saudi Arabia named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz to be crown prince Monday, the state news agency reported, putting him next in line to the throne of the oil-rich kingdom.
Funeral services were held Sunday for Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a hard-line conservative credited with pushing back al Qaeda.
Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a hard-ine conservative who is credited with pushing back al Qaeda, has died.
Professor Behzad Yaghmaian discusses the alliance between China and Russia and what it means for the rest of the world.
China's President Hu Jintao urged Iran to take a "flexible and pragmatic" approach as it enters talks on its nuclear program Friday with the U.N. nuclear watchdog in Vienna, China's foreign ministry said.
ABC News' Barbara Walters is expressing regret for attempting to help the daughter of Syria's U.N. ambassador by seeking an internship or college admission for her.
The U.N. Security Council on Sunday condemned the weekend massacre of more than 100 civilians in Syria, with members casting blame on government forces for the deaths, while violence continued to rage on the ground.
The killings of more than 100 Syrian civilians, including nearly 50 children, provoked outrage around Syria and worldwide Sunday as horrific images of the bodies in Houla spread across the internet.
Major General Robert Mood, UN Supervision Mission responds to Outrage growing over The Syrian massacre.
Inspectors found a high level of enriched uranium in Iran, a U.N. report said Friday, as world powers attempt to work to stop the country from developing the capacity for nuclear weapons.
A racially charged demonstration against the Israeli government's handling of immigration from Africa turned violent Wednesday night as protesters attacked foreign workers, shattered car windows and vandalized a shop owned by a Sudanese migrant.
Western nations and Iran broached solutions over Tehran's controversial nuclear program Wednesday, the latest push to end the saber-rattling over the Islamic republic's atomic aspirations.
When Iranian officials arrive at the next round of nuclear talks in Baghdad on May 23, they will seek to advance several of their own goals, while only making modest changes to their nuclear program.
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was admitted Sunday to a military hospital in Sanaa, the second time that he's been to a hospital this month, a government official said.
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency plans to fly to Iran on Sunday to discuss nuclear issues with high-level officials in Tehran.
The United States will provide an additional $70 million to support Israel's short-range missile defense system, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday.
An Afghan official involved in setting up peace talks with the Taliban was gunned down in Kabul on Sunday as Afghanistan announced plans to take control of security over more of its territory.
Ahead of upcoming nuclear talks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad downplayed the threat Israel poses to Iran, comparing it to an annoying bug.
Two powerful explosions kill dozens of people in the Syrian capital of Damascus. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Israel's Likud and Kadima parties agree to form a coalition government. Kevin Flower reports.
The Israeli parliament approved Wednesday by a vote of 71-23 a coalition agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the opposition Kadima party of Shaul Mofaz.
With 30-plus governments since independence (average length less than two years), Israeli politics rarely surprises. But Monday's agreement between Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz did precisely that.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party have agreed to form a unity government with the rival centrist political faction Kadima in a move that will put off elections until late next year and create one of the largest coalition governments in Israeli history.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at recent brushback from inside Israel against Netanyahu for his hardline stance against Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for early elections.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said millions of dollars from the "extreme right wing" in the United States helped oust him from government and derailed a peace plan with the Palestinians.
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert tells Christiane Amanpour right-wing American dollars killed his plan for Mideast peace.
Hundreds of demonstrators extended their sit-in outside Egypt's defense ministry to a sixth day Thursday, as organizers called for mass protests following violence that killed at least 11 people.
Egypt's ruling military council says an overhaul of the nation's civilian government will not happen. Ian Lee reports.
Israel, by necessity, has developed one of the most able security and intelligence apparatus in the world. There has been no necessity to develop a world-class political apparatus, however, and it shows.
Former Israeli foreign minister and opposition leader Tzipi Livni submitted her resignation from the Knesset Tuesday.
If international efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program fail, any military action against Tehran should be led not by Israel, but by the United States, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said this week.
Faced with a choice that could tear apart his coalition government, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering holding early elections this fall, his spokesman, Mark Regev, said Sunday.
Israel's former security chief is slamming the country's prime minister and defense minister for their handling of Iran, saying neither one inspires confidence.
The Israeli government asked the country's high court Friday for a delay in the scheduled demolition of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells Erin Burnett that sanctions against Iran are delivering mixed results.
Israel's top general said Iran is led by "very rational people" and doesn't appear poised to build a nuclear bomb that would threaten his nation.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he could bring peace.
As talks over Iran's nuclear program are set to resume Isarelis express scepticism about deal being brokered.
President Obama has firmly rejected a complaint by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran was given a "freebie" on its nuclear program.
Nuclear talks will resume in May between Iran and the P5-plus-1 group of countries.
Israel on Sunday slammed a decision by key world powers to place no new restrictions on Iran before the next meeting about its nuclear program in late May.
Israeli authorities stepped up security at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport Sunday as hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists were due to arrive in the country in a "fly-in" campaign to protest Israel's policies in the West Bank.
After months of tension and frustration, key world powers and Iran sounded more optimistic Saturday after "constructive and useful" talks about Tehran's intentions for its nuclear program.
Israel declared a German poet persona non grata Sunday in an unusual move that follows a wave of fury over a controversial poem.
The United States and Afghanistan signed a landmark deal Sunday that affords Afghan authorities an effective veto over controversial special operations raids.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on a new deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan on ending U.S. led raids on local homes.
Israeli police evicted 15 Jewish settlers from a an illegally occupied house in the restive West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday following a weeklong showdown between the settler community and Israel's Defense Ministry, which administers the occupied territory.
Afghanistan and the United States may soon reach a deal over night raids by U.S. and Afghan special forces on local dwellings that would increase Afghan control over and participation in the controversial operations.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports that U.S. commando night raids anger Afghan citizens despite public relations campaign.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested that the country¹s Defense Ministry postpone a planned eviction of Israeli settlers who occupied a home in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron.
The Syrian government has agreed to begin immediately to pull its forces out of population centers and will complete its withdrawal by April 10, diplomatic officials told reporters Monday.
There is a new element to Palestinians' Land Day demonstrations: Peaceful protest. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Israeli authorities Sunday deported to Gaza a Palestinian prisoner who went on a hunger strike for more than a month to protest her detention.
Iraq's vice president arrived in Qatar Sunday to meet with leaders of the Gulf nation, despite an Iraqi government order banning him from international travel.
Protests marking "Land Day" turn violent at the Israel-West Bank border. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
One man died and dozens more were injured Friday as Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators clashed in Gaza and the West Bank during protests to mark Land Day, Palestinian medical sources said.
Tzipi Livni, Israel's former foreign minister, lost her fight to remain head of Kadima, Israel's main opposition party.
Stalled talks between Iran and world leaders over its nuclear ambitions will resume April 13 at a yet-undetermined venue, the country's state-run media reported Wednesday.
Europeans try a new way to pressure Syria's president by putting sanctions on his wife. CNN's Brian Todd explains.
A judge fined six Zimbabwean human rights activists $500 each on Wednesday for watching footage of the Arab Spring protests and threatened to send them to prison for 10 months if they fail to pay up by Monday.
CNN's Zain Verjee talks to Zimbabwe's PM about the conviction of six people allegedly plotting to unseat Mugabe.
A top adviser to Iran's supreme leader says negotiations with the U.S. can help end the crisis over its nuclear program.
Sentencing has been delayed for six Zimbabweans convicted of conspiracy to commit public violence after they were caught watching footage of Arab Spring protests.
Two Zimbabweans describe the treatment they received after watching Arab Spring protest videos.
Six Zimbabweans arrested last year for watching footage of the Arab Spring protests were found guilty Monday of conspiracy to commit public violence.
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