The film crew of "Fair Game," a movie based on the Valerie Plame saga that will hit theaters next year, donned flak jackets and went to Baghdad in search of authenticity.
Ahead of his Monday meeting with Obama, who supports a two-state solution, the Israeli prime minister wants to make Iran's nuclear ambitions the focus of regional diplomacy.
In Jordan, Pope Benedict XVI sought to stress the importance of religion in public life as a way to find common ground with Jewish and Muslim groups.
His pilgrimage this week is also a chance to reassure Jews and Muslims about Vatican views.
Columbia Global Center, just opened in Amman, Jordan, is raising that city's status in the region.
Jordan struggles to absorb Iraqis who are still coming in, despite improved conditions at home.
Most of Iraq's internally displaced people are unable to return to their houses. The lack of basic services and an inability to rebuild their war-damaged homes keeps them away.