Yasser Arafat with his doctors in Ramallah - AP - 2004
Yasser Arafat with his doctors in his compound in Ramallah in 2004. Photo by AP
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According to a NATO source, Pakistan has made nuclear bombs for Saudi Arabia which are now ready for delivery. This deal could trigger a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a preliminary agreement is possible at the two-day round of nuclear talks under way in Geneva "if all parties do their best."

A Swiss forensic team found at least 18 times higher than normal levels of polonium in Yasser Arafat's remains, determining that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has decided to stay in the Middle East an extra day in an effort to salvage peace talks, making an unscheduled return to Israel from Jordan on Friday for another meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Two former Israeli combat soldiers turned anti-occupation activists, Avner Gvaryahu and Dotan Greenvald, are touring North America to expose the public to the ugly underside of what their service as soldiers in the Israeli army interacting with Palestinians looked like, in hopes of sparking a public debate and change.

By describing Lieberman's deeds as "unseemly, immoral and not of the standard expected of a public figure" in Israel, the judges essentially disqualified Lieberman from serving as a minister, or at least provide a basis for court appeals against a decision by Netanyahu to bring him back in government.

Israel spends NIS 30 million a year to protect communities that are not in danger of mortar fire or terrorist attack. The defense establishment intends to reclassify more than 600 communities on the basis of their security needs, reducing the number of current "frontline" communities from 345 to 260.

The United States State Department is calling on Germany to operate transparently in returning Nazi-confiscated artwork unearthed in a Munich apartment to their rightful owners, after receiving word that German property laws could make their reinstatement difficult and that the man in whose apartment the art treasure trove was discovered seems to have disappeared.