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Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

...they said, but declined to give a figure. Significant numbers are defending the Green Zone, the sprawling area on the west bank of the Tigris River that is home to al-Maliki's office, as well as the U.S. Embassy."Al-Maliki is tense...
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Con: One-sided tactics showed contempt for Israel

...refugees, continues to serve long after his presidential term ended, and presides over growing human rights abuses in the West Bank also doesn't trouble Obama.Third, Palestinians will respond violently to more Israeli-Palestinian gridlock from legitimate...
Pro: Administration was scrupulously even-handed

...reacted with a certain equanimity when, just days ago, the West Bank and Gaza administrations, which have been at each other's...more of its citizens into settlements in Palestine's West Bank, solidifying its grip on the very land that is supposed...
Zirkle maintains Iditarod lead, reaches coast at Unalakeet

...handful of other veterans are trying to reel her in.Buser was the first musher into Kaltag, a village of 185 on the west bank of the Yukon River. He reached the village at 2 a.m. Saturday and rested for more than 3 1/2 hours.Zirkle, 44...
Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face difficult decisions

RAMALLAH, West Bank - As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...1967 frontier, before it captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. The...religious sites, give up most of the West Bank and uproot tens of thousands of close...
Why is Kerry pushing talks?

...and Palestinian officials on the West Bank. This downward spiral could increase...Jewish settlement building in the West Bank.The European Union has just banned...from Israel that were produced by West Bank settlers, and a U.N. battle could...
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Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

...eventually as acting ambassador. From 2005-2013, he served as consul general in Alexandria, Egypt. In October 2013, he was appointed ambassador in Prague.___Mohammed Daraghmeh contributed to this report from Ramallah, West Bank.
Arafat's death becomes a whodunit

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Yasser Arafat's mysterious 2004 death turned into a whodunit Thursday...renewed scrutiny, since Arafat was holed up in his Israeli-besieged West Bank compound in the months before his death, surrounded by advisers, staff...
Juneau man charged with firing gun in Sitka bar

...found no evidence that a seal bomb had been discharged.Davis told police they could find Westlund aboard his boat, the West Bank, in the harbor across the street from the bar. Westlund denied any knowledge of a gun, police said. Officers obtained...
Israel approves nearly 1,200 more settlement homes

...Palestinians want a state to include the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, territories...However, they are willing to swap some West Bank land for Israeli territory to released to Gaza and 12 to the West Bank, according to a government statement...
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