Thursday's global agenda: Happy birthday Palestine?

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The Obama administration is weighing deeper intervention in Syria, reports The New York Times.

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) is being vetted for a possible top national security post. [Foreign Policy]

U.S. ally Qatar is increasingly supporting Islamists, The Washington Post reports.

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