While the US State Department demands an explanation, Iran's Foreign Ministry calls the incident 'normal.'
His trip includes Israel and the Palestinian territories.
An analysis shows that the bulk of them come from countries allied with the US.
If the global economy slows, oil prices will fall. But probably not until after March.
A two-faced Roman god gave his name to a group of words that are their own antonyms.
The Venezuelan president touts Beijing's $4 billion investment as another punch in his bid to undermine US clout. China is more pragmatic.
Monitor correspondents and experts suggest what to watch for in eight international conflicts.