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UN Chief Heads to Mideast to Show 'Solidarity' With Israel, Palestinians

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected in the Middle East on Sunday to express "solidarity" with Israelis and Palestinians, and to look for ways to end the violence between them. The U.N. says Ban will stop first in Doha and from there visit Kuwait City, Cairo, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Amman. Officials say Ban's trip is part of his effort to encourage a durable ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants. Israel launched a ground offensive into the...

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