A joint US-Iraq statement marking the Iraqi prime minister’s visit to Washington this week cited two encouraging steps that the new Iraqi government has taken. But huge challenges remain in the fight against the Islamic State.
Some two dozen states have measures in place divesting billions of dollars from companies that have ties to Iran. The measures are likely to stay in place whether the United States reaches a deal with Iran or not.
A Senate committee on Tuesday will consider a bill that would link approval of the Iran nuclear deal to Iran's sponsorship of terrorism. The Obama administration considers terrorism 'tangential' to the deal.
Participants in the Tweed Run ride their bicycles over Westminster Bridge in central London, Saturday. The Tweed Run is an annual event in which the participants wear vintage clothing and ride their bicycles though city centers worldwide.
Public tensions between Obama and Netanyahu have exposed fault lines in the US-Israel relationship. But some experts see a silver lining, in that relations may be more realistic and more reflective of changing perspectives in each country.