Israel pushes forth with settlement plans

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Jerusalem municipality says it is moving forward with the construction of 1,500 apartments in east Jerusalem. City spok…

Iran welcomes Omani sultan

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran welcomed the leader of neighboring Oman Sunday in a visit that has raised hopes that Omani mediation could help eas…

Saudi Arabia: 1 more death from new virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 40 the number …