Only a political solution can end the unwinnable Afghanistan war and extract the United States from this costly conflict.
Iraq insurgents followed Wednesday's deadly strike with more bomb attacks Thursday targeting Shiites gathering in Baghdad to commemorate the death of one of Shiite Islam’s holiest saints.
'Rock the Casbah in Hebron,' a video of Israeli soldiers doing a choreographed dance while on patrol in the West Bank's second largest city, has gone viral on YouTube. It's also offended Palestinians.
The Iranian government unveiled a new array of Iranian haircuts for men this week, prompting speculation of an impending crackdown on how men dress in the Islamic Republic. Plucked eyebrows and beards also not approved.
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed US-Israeli closeness after a White House meeting Tuesday. But strains remain over Iran and the peace process.
After meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Tuesday, Obama disputed that there is any coolness in the US-Israel relationship.
Gaza Strip blockade, along with new settlements, had caused a rift between the US and Israel. But a Tuesday meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu seemed to soothe rocky relations.
Four months after the election, Iraq still has no new government. In a surprise visit over the July 4th weekend, Vice President Biden rightly urged leaders in Baghdad to form an inclusive government, one that puts national interests above those of individual politicians.
Hillary Clinton rebuked Russia on Monday for failing to live up to the cease-fire agreement it signed nearly two years ago with Georgia.
President Obama hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House today for the first time since March, when he humiliated Mr. Netanyahu amid a US-Israel flap over settlements.