Native American Association Joins Academic Boycott of Israel

    A Native American studies association is the third U.S. academic body this year to recommend its members boycott Israeli universities.

    Feuding Fatah: Palestinian and visiting Chinese dignitaries lay wreath at memorial to late leader Yasser Arafat. A simmering feud among top Fatah officials erupted during the visit, forcing the elite presidential guard to intervene.

    Palestinian Elite Guard Tries To Defuse Violent Feud

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s elite guard unit surrounded parliament in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday to protect a legislator from being attacked by another senior official, witnesses said.

    Michael Bloomberg Hails Urban 'Golden Age' in Swan Song Speech

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his final major policy speech before leaving office at year’s end, on Wednesday warned that a budding U.S. urban revival is threatened by mushrooming public pension and health-care costs.

    1 Million Gaza Palestinians Will Need Food Aid

    Almost a million people are expected to need food aid in the Gaza Strip next year, a U.N. agency said on Wednesday as it appealed for $95 million from donors.

    Mark Zuckerberg Faces Lawsuit Over $16B Facebook IPO Fiasco

    A federal judge said Facebook Inc, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and dozens of banks must face a lawsuit accusing the social media company of misleading investors about its financial condition before its $16 billion initial public offering last year.