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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon criticized the view that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stands as the source of instability in the Middle East.
ARMED with machine guns, black-clad al-Qaeda fighters drove their flat-bed vans calmly into the northern Syrian town and took over its imposing agriculture ministry building.
Syrian pro-government forces patrol in their tank in the town of Nabak near Damascus on December 7, 2013.
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, meets with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Safriya Palace, Sadad, Bahrain, southwest of the capital of Manama.
About 3,000 people are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
Syrian rebels forcibly evacuated 12 nuns including the mother superior Pelagia Sayyaf from the Saint Tecla Orthodox convent in Maaloula Syrian Islamists affiliated with Al-Qaeda demanded the release of 1,000 female prisoners in exchange for the release of 12 kidnapped nuns .
A group of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns who were abducted by a jihadist militia that raided their town in Syria on December 1 Friday afternoon.
A group of Syrian nuns reportedly abducted by rebels from a convent in a Christian village near Damascus appeared in a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera Friday, denying they have been kidnapped and saying they were in a safe location away from the shelling.
The international chemical weapons watchdog announced Friday it has verified the destruction of all of Syria's unfilled munitions - another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons program by mid-2014.
BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt denounced Friday the seizing of a group of nuns earlier this month in Syria and called for their immediate release.
A pro-Assad rally in the northern Israeli Druze town of Majdal Shams in 2012 A resident of the Golan Heights will face charges in Israel after being accused of passing military information to the enemy when he crossed the border to join the Syrian civil war.
A new crisis in Syria is looming - starvation. Hundreds of thousands of people living in rebel areas around Damascus and in Homs are under government siege.
A man pushes a boy sitting on a cart in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria, December 4, 2013.
As evening gathers across a desert plain in eastern Jordan, 80-year-old Muteea Talaa stands with 200 other starved, cold and wet refugees on the Syrian side of a muddy ditch marking the border between the two countries, waiting for a signal from a Jordanian army patrol to cross over.
Opposition activists again accused President Bashar Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth.