Middle East


Jolo is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic militant movement in the Philippines.  (AFP/File, Romeo Gacad)


In this file photo dated April 20, 2010, an Emirates airline passenger jet taxis on the tarmac at Dubai International airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Kamran Jebreili-FILE)


U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 5, 2012.  (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters)



Benkirane gestures next to Jebali during a session at the WEF annual meeting in Davos.



Iranian short-range Nasr missile is launched during navy war games near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran.  (Ebrahim Noroozi/AFP/Getty Images)

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