Despite human rights concerns, President Obama affirmed support of President Felipe Calderón's aggressive war on drug trafficking during Monday's North America Summit in Guadalajara.
Human rights lawyers say the US should intervene to safeguard the Iranians at Camp Ashraf, which was raided by Iraqi security forces July 28.
Cuba will allow Russia to look for oil and gas in its territorial waters. Environmentalists cringe, but the industry says its time for the US to look for more oil in the Gulf of Mexico, too.
One aim: to bolster relations with resource-rich countries where China has been aggressively extending its presence.
As one of the few parties to speak to both Israel and Hamas, Cairo sees itself as a natural mediator. But now Turkey has called into question its effectiveness.
President Obama's special envoy to Sudan told senators Thursday that the designation is no longer applicable. But others in the administration disagree.
The violent raid on Camp Ashraf Tuesday is seen as an assertion of Iraqi sovereignty – and of Iran's growing influence on its neighbor.
Iraq flexes its muscles at Camp Ashraf and shows military independence from America, as the Iranian exile group's long strange trip draws to a close.
Washington's move is meant to prod coup's architects to resolve the political crisis.