U.N. Panel: Israel must cease all settlement activities

Israel has used the expansion of Jewish settlements to pursue a creeping annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories and committed multiple violations of international law in its treatment of Palestinians, the United Nations Human Rights Council said in a report on Thursday that called for an immediate halt to all settlement

Rebels try to win the hearts of the Syrian people

Syrian rebels steal diesel from army trucks to give to the poor, form councils to restore basic services, fix power lines and make sure bakeries have flour for bread. But the attempts to win over public opinion come with a flip side, with the fighters increasingly accused of circulating