World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied a newspaper report on Friday that said he had agreed in principle to hand back occupied Syria land as part of secret U.S.-mediated peace talks that broke off last year.
Syria has long set a complete withdrawal from the Golan Heights as a condition for making peace with the Jewish state.
Israeli leaders had consented to at least partial Golan pullbacks in past talks with Syria, though none had gone as far as Netanyahu in agreeing to withdraw to the northeastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, the mass-circulation Yedioth Ahronoth daily said.
The newspaper quoted unspecified American documents as saying Netanyahu had expressed such a readiness, surprising U.S. diplomats during indirect contacts they mediated with Syria two years ago.
These contacts broke off early in 2011.
Netanyahu's office said the suggested withdrawal had been a U.S. initiative that Israel had never accepted and dismissed the report as "politically-motivated", citing the fact that it was published just days after the right-wing leader announced he would move up national elections to early next year.
"This was one initiative among many proposed to Israel in recent years. At no stage did Israel accept this American initiative. It is an old and irrelevant initiative," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.
"UNMISS strongly condemns the targeted killing of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality in Bentiu," the U.N. mission said in a statement.
King Abdullah II and Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu met in the Jordan capital Amman.
This timeframe would take the report past a July 20 deadline for the conclusion of the talks between Iran and six world powers
A former ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar was appointed intelligence chief in July 2012, in charge of helping Syrian rebels bring down Assad, an ally of Riyadh's biggest regional rival Iran.
European mediator had asked whether Ponomaryov and his group would comply with last week's Geneva accord under which Russia and Ukraine agreed that militants should disarm and vacate occupied public buildings.
Russian Internet channel Life News posted video of her being escorted by masked men in combat gear and of an activist saying she was under arrest
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Pakistan's supreme court announces inquiry into shooting of prominent Pakistani journalist
The flag is removed by persons with unmarked military uniforms
The panel is tasked with drafting a new constitution within 18 months of its first meeting.
The economic assistance involved U.S. teams to help Ukraine ensure international aid was allocated effectively in all parts of the country
Agha Jan Mutassim was confined to his home in the UAE after arranging a meeting in Dubai between Afghan and Taliban officials in February
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Wasit is a relatively stable province of Iraq, in which such attack is unusual.