One day after Israeli moratorium on settlements expires, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delays his decision on whether to quit the US-backed Middle East peace talks for one week.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said at the UN Saturday that he was committed to peace. But a 10-month freeze on building Israeli settlements ends Sunday.
Hillary Clinton has been loyal to President Obama, her one-time rival. Now she's seeking to redefine U.S. foreign policy for a new century, even as the latest mideast peace talks test her skills as a negotiator.
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Clinton smiles at her Ohio and Texas primary election night rally in Columbus, Ohio, March 4, 2008.
Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza, is being ignored in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Some think that's a big mistake.
Hillary Clinton, in Jordan, expresses confidence in Abbas and Netanyahu, but analysts warn of risks to US if talks falter. Israel is still resisting pressure to extend moratorium on settlement construction.
US envoy George Mitchell arrived in Damascus today after Israeli-Palestinian peace talks culminated in Jerusalem. He may ask President Bashar Assad to lean on Hamas amid fresh Gaza air strikes.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas plan to meet again Wednesday in Jerusalem for Israeli-Palestinian talks that are threatened by a dispute over settlement building.
Egypt is seeking to burnish its role as an American ally as it hosts Israeli-Palestinian peace talks today – a calculation some says plays into Mubarak's succession strategy.
Hillary Clinton is traveling to Egypt Monday as Israelis and Palestinians prepare to resume talks over a two-state solution at a Red Sea resort.