Mideast peace process endangered as Hamas wins parliament majority
JERUSALEM (BP)--A radical Islamic party classified by the United States as a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of Israel won a landslide surprise victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections Jan. 25, casting doubt on whether the Mideast peace process will proceed.
Nearly 78 percent of the 1.3 million eligible voters cast ballots during the first Palestinian parliamentary election since 1996 when Yasser Arafat and his Fatah party solidified their power.
CULTURE DIGEST: Some megachurches are closing for Christmas; Tyson launches faith-friendly campaign
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Several megachurches across the nation are drawing complaints from fellow evangelicals in response to their decision to close their church doors on Christmas Day, which falls on a Sunday this year. CULTURE DIGEST: Some megachurches are closing for Christmas; Tyson launches faith-friendly campaign