By By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a victory decades in the making for the Palestinians after years of occupation and war. It was a sharp rebuke for Israel and the United States.
By By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARIAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The expected U.N. vote Thursday to recognize a state of Palestine will be far more than symbolic - it could give the Palestinians leverage in future border talks with Israel and open the way for possible war crimes
By By LORI HINNANTAssociated Press
The vote is largely symbolic, the outcome nearly assured: The Palestinians and Israelis are closely watching the evolving positions of a few key countries in Thursday's U.N. General Assembly resolution to raise the Palestinians' status from a U.N.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has been here before, praising an Egyptian leader for championing Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts while expressing concern over his commitment to democracy at home. But with options limited, the Obama
By The Associated Press
Oil fell below $88 per barrel on Monday after a slow day of trading.
Analysts gave two reasons for the decline. One was that the truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding. The second was concern among traders that negotiations over the next
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Soybeans edged higher on concern that dry weather conditions in Brazil will harm this year's crop.
Soybeans for January delivery gained 6 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $14.2475 a bushel on Monday. The futures contract climbed as high as $14.35
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip began indirect talks Monday in Egypt aimed at forging a new era of relations between the bitter enemies following a cease-fire that ended the heaviest fighting in nearly four years.
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil dipped slightly to below $88 a barrel on Monday as a truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip appeared to hold despite a confrontation late last week.
By around early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for January
By IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A leading Islamic cleric in the Gaza Strip has ruled it a sin to violate the recent cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas militant group that governs the Palestinian territory - according a religious legitimacy to the truce and
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Gaza's ruling Hamas will not stop arming itself because only a strong arsenal, not negotiations, can extract concessions from Israel, the No. 2 in the Islamic militant group told The Associated Press in an interview