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Palestine hopeful of winning upgraded status bid at UN Ramallah, West Bank: Palestinians, buoyed by the prospect of a victory at the United Nations on Thursday, have no intention of caving to US pressure to drop their bid for a “non-member observer state” or making a promise not to sue Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Iran admits giving Hamas technology for missilesIranian officials on Wednesday acknowledged providing military assistance, including missile technology, to the Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
The world is horizontalObama II promises continuity in ties, but a poll-wary India isn’t ambitious.
Egyptian government heading toward autocracy, an opposition leader saysEgypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led government is asserting its dominance in ways that raise the specter of an autocracy similar to the regime Egyptians toppled almost two years ago, an Egyptian opposition leader warned foreign-policy specialists in Washington.
Protests against Jordan’s king rock capitalJordan, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, was rocked Wednesday by a second day of protests that uncharacteristically targeted the king after the government raised fuel prices in a desperate act to reduce a massive budget deficit.
Haqqani Network talks peace but continues attacks in AfghanistanThe Haqqani Network, a group of Pakistan-based terrorists that has killed coalition troops in Afghanistan, is willing to participate in peace talks with the U.S. as long as the Afghan Taliban’s top leader approves, according to a senior commander in the group.
Obama to visit Myanmar this monthPresident Obama will make history later this month by becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, which after nearly five decades of military rule has shaken off its pariah status by taking tentative steps toward democratic reform.
Four more years for Obama US President Barack Obama won re-election on Tuesday defeating his Republican rival Mitt Romney in a hard-fought and expensive battle, but he will have to contend with a gridlocked US Congress. 
The Third Party challengers They might not win, but can harm others.
Which way will the Indo-Americans go? The community is more Democrat-inclined.
Frankenswing 2012 Will Hurricane Sandy sweep President Obama into the White House and a second term?
Clinton designates Haqqani commander as a terrorist Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday listed as a specially designated global terrorist a member of a Pakistan-based terrorist network who has been linked to several deadly attacks, including one of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in September of 2011.
Rivals make last-gasp efforts in tight raceUS President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are darting from one battleground state to the next in the final hours of their campaigns, seeking to draw stark contrasts from one another as polls found the two candidates in a neck-and-neck race for the White House. 
Strike on Sudan arms factory points to Iran threat to Israel Sudan’s longtime ties to Iran — and the two nations’ roles in arming Islamic militants — have come under scrutiny in the wake of an explosion at a Khartoum weapons factory, blamed on an Israeli airstrike, and the dockings of two Iranian warships at a Sudanese port.