Before the FAA ban was lifted, Secretary of State John Kerry met with an angry Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Meanwhile, some Obama administration critics found political intent in the agency’s order.
As Kerry shuttled in search of a cease-fire, the FAA extended a flight ban to Ben Gurion Airport that Israel sees as a concession to terrorists. Some Arab states appear wary of a deal that strengthens Hamas.
President Obama has been criticized for "leading from behind" on foreign policy. Secretary of State John Kerry counters that the US is heavily engaged around the world and to great effect, an assertion critics scoff at.
International pressure on Russia is mounting as new intelligence shows Russian involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Black boxes and other critical evidence may have been tampered with.
Obama's remarks and statements by Pentagon officials and the US ambassador at the UN seemed a coordinated effort to use the Malaysia jet tragedy as a means to pressure Russia to end the strife in Ukraine.
The downing of a Malaysian passenger plane by a surface-to-air missile over rebel-held Ukraine would seem to be a game-changer in the conflict. But security analysts hold out little expectation that will be the case. A wild card? Germany.
Kerry’s assessment of the state of negotiations between world powers and Iran suggests he is likely to recommend some extension in the talks when he meets with Obama and congressional leaders this week.
North Korea fired at least 100 rockets into the sea Monday, a day after test-launching missiles in violation of UN resolutions. The belligerence from leader Kim Jong-un comes ahead of US-South Korea joint military drills.
Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says he crossed into Mexico with firearms illegal in that country by mistake. Mexican authorities aren't convinced. Critics blame US authorities for doing too little to secure his release.
UN Millennium Development Goals report shows how 'bold targeting' has reduced the gap between boys and girls attending primary school, malaria mortality, and the number of people living without improved water sources.
Al Qaeda follower Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri has a talent for building hard-to-detect bombs, and now intelligence indicates that he has ties to an Islamist group whose members include Westerners – who don't need visas to travel to the US.
The parties to the Iran nuclear talks are likely to carry on marathon negotiations over the next two weeks. Each side is calling on the other to take the big steps necessary to make a comprehensive agreement possible.