Kerry was due to meet later Sunday with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks set to focus on the burgeoning crisis in Syria and the Middle East peace process
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Kerry stressed that there was no question of arming the Syrian opposition, even as his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal insisted on the right of Syrians to self-defence.
It was the first time a Gaza rocket had struck southern Israel in more than three months
Such a move is likely to be voted through easily, requiring only a simple majority in the 193-member General Assembly, where the Palestinians have widespread support
The last time the Palestinians voted was in the general elections of January 2006, which the Islamist Hamas movement won by a landslide.
By Nasser Abu Bakr / AFP CAIRO: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and his rival Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Thursday postponed talks on forming a unified government, a Fatah official said, in a further delay to ending an almost five-year rift. The official with the Abbas-led party said the talks were postponed “because Hamas continues to …