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Palestinian State Gets A Status Upgrade in UN

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Thursday's vote was 138 delegates in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions at the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon supports the new status, which elevates their non-member status from "observer entity" to "observer state." The United States and Israel remain opposed.

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Bodies Found in Boat Drifting Off Japan

Posted: 11/29/2012 - A wooden boat was found drifting off western side of Japan, with decomposing bodies inside. Ship could've come from Korea as it had faint markings.

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Palestinians Take Their Strategy And Case to the UN

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Hillary Clinton says only negotiations will lead to a two-state solution. New resolution aims to raise Palestinian status to non-member observer. Several European countries back effort, but U.S., UK and Israel do not. Palestinians lost statehood effort in 2011 when proposition failed Security Council vote

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Protestors Tell Morsy: Ditch Your Decree, or Leave

Posted: 11/27/2012 - 116 people are reportedly injured in protests throughout the county and one died. Egypt's Cabinet chief says there will be no retreat from the constitutional decree.. but a Morsy backer says the president has "overwhelming" support from Egyptians.

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Critics Ask If Morsy Really Is Egypt's Next Strongman

Posted: 11/26/2012 - A foe says Morsy's amassing of powers "can only lead to a dictatorship".. A Morsy backer says the president has "overwhelming" support from Egyptians. The president's order makes his decisions immune from judicial oversight. Many courts close in protest, and there are concerns about the economic impact.

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Says He's Resigning

Posted: 11/26/2012 - Barak says he wants to spend more time with his family. Despite speculation of a new party, he says he won't contest the elections due in January. His resignation comes after a lethal conflict with Hamas in Gaza last week.

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Why Mexico Officially Wants to Changes Its Name

Posted: 11/23/2012 - In 1821, the country was officially dubbed the "United Mexican States" Its leaders were inspired by the American independence movement. Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has proposed making it just "Mexico."

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Rebels Say Airstrike on Syrian Hospital Kills 40

Posted: 11/21/2012 - Rebels accused government forces of bombing a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo. An opposition group said 108 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday.

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Morsy's Egypt Is "Pivotal" To Gaza Ceasefire Talks

Posted: 11/20/2012 - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's efforts to broker an end to the Israel-Gaza conflict highlight the delicate balancing act he faces as his nation's first freely elected leader

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In Gaza Crisis, Morsy Is No Mubarak

Posted: 11/20/2012 - Egyptian president's influence seen in Israel-Hamas talks.. 00"Hamas listens to Mohamed Morsy," an analyst says. Israel's Shimon Peres calls the Egyptian leader's role "a pleasant surprise."

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Israel: Preparations For Ground War "Complete If Necessary"

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Continued violence and rhetoric has intensified international efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Israel-Hamas crisis. Israel has finished preparations for a ground invasion, an Israeli ambassador says. Palestinians don't want ground war, "but we are not afraid of it," Hamas' leader says Monday.

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Intelligence Community Made Changes to Benghazi Talking Points

Posted: 11/19/2012 - The intelligence community - not the White House, State Department or Justice Department - was responsible for the substantive changes made to the talking points distributed for government officials who spoke publicly about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,

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Fort Riley Debuts New Drones

Updated: 11/16/2012 - Fort Riley showcased its latest technology Friday and soldiers assigned to the Big Red One's aviation brigade gave members of the media and community partners an inside look at soldiers training on new state-of-the-art drones

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Police Identify 4, Killed In Texas Veterans Parade

Posted: 11/16/2012 - At least four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying returning heroes to a banquet to honor them in West Texas, officials said Friday.

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Israel Mobilizing Troops For "Possible Invasion of Gaza"

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Israel on Friday approved the activation of 75,000 reservists as rockets landed near Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Israeli strikes have killed 30 in Gaza, a Gaza government website says. Israel's Cabinet OKs activating up to 75,000 reservists, a spokesman says.

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Petraeus Anxious To Clear Up Misrepresentations on Libya

Posted: 11/15/2012 - The recently-resigned CIA Director also believes confusion has emerged over two separate intelligence questions. First, who was responsible, and second what was the motivation of the attackers.

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Benghazi: Lawmakers Shown Video of Envoy Being Dragged Out

Posted: 11/15/2012 - A source said one GOP House member "got into it" with intelligence officials at a session where lawmakers were briefed on the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. Petraeus will testify to clear up "misrepresentations" he told Congress, possibly when he testifies on Friday.

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