The Bush administration hopes it highlights the potential for pariah states to come in from the cold.
An Orthodox Jewish family hosts curious strangers at weekly meals.
Anbar Province is where 1 of every 3 US fatalities in Iraq occurred.
Signals from both Tehran and Washington are often misinterpreted and the subject of attack on the domestic stages in both countries.
Officials say only five civilians died in last week's attack, but UN, Afghanistan say 60 children died in the strike.
It gingerly considers how to set consequences for Russia and maintain cooperation.
As officials consider sending more troops to Afghanistan, some worry about the lack of a larger plan.
Damascus is seeking an arms deal with Moscow, a move that would bolster its position in the Middle East.