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Judge orders Gitmo detainee's release

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A federal judge in Washington ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison detainee, saying the man\'s continued detention was illogical.

Israel defies US with plan for 240 new homes on Palestinian land

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Ehud Barak approved construction in West Bank. Scheme cuts farmers\' access to land, say critics.

Israel releases senior Hamas lawmaker

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday freed the most senior of dozens of Hamas politicians in custody, prompting speculation it was a prelude to a deal for the release of an Israeli soldier held by Palestinians for three years.

Israel minister visit to Jerusalem flashpoint condemned

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Jerusalem - Israeli PublicSecurityMinister Yitzhak Aharonovitch visited the flashpoint Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem\'s old city Tuesday, setting off a storm of protest among Muslims, who called the tour a \'provocation.\'

UK says no to arms embargo on Israel

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The British government has refused to heed a petition calling on the UK to impose an arms embargo on Israel and press other countries to stop supplying arms to the Jewish state.

Sri Lanka fighting over, but much work remains, says Ban

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The Sri Lankan Government last month declared that its military operation against Tamil rebels has ended, but there remain a number of outstanding issues that if left unaddressed could lead more violence, stated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Ban pushes for greater protection of civilians affected by armed conflict

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Ban calls for the protection of civilians caught in the middle of armed conflict.

Netanyahu says Israel ready for a Palestinian state – with conditions

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But a future Palestine must be 'demilitarized,' and the Jewish settlements won't be halted, Israel's leader says.

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