A plan by Iranian government agents to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US has been thwarted, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday.
Analysts see some good news for the US, but mostly bad in a Palestinian rift-ending accord. The deal is also seen as a hint of things to come in the increasingly democratic Middle East.
George Clooney, who recently returned from Sudan, is asking President Obama and the international community to take measures to prevent violence ahead of the country's Jan. 9 election.
Sarah Shourd: In Washington, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the Obama administration is in close contact with the families of the detained hikers and the Swiss Embassy.
The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militant group says it carried out twin Uganda bombings that killed at least 74 people and wounded scores more during the World Cup final Sunday. It's Al Shabab's first attack outside of Somalia.