US State Department officials said the US could offer to pay the Kyrgyz government more for the base.
Early returns from Saturday's provincial polls suggest that the Shiite prime minister's Dawa Party will be the big winner.
The din of Gaza followed Obama's Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, as he conducted a listening tour. Arab leaders wonder why their peace plan remains untouched.
A roadside bomb hits Israeli forces, and Israel responds with airstrike.
On Thursday he named George Mitchell as a special envoy, and he has already signaled that the US will reengage the region.
Most of the president-elect’s picks seem poised for easy votes – with a few exceptions.
On Tuesday, the Israeli army denied using white phosphorus munitions. A Norwegian doctor claims Israel is using Gaza as a 'test laboratory for new weapons,' including Dense Inert Metal Explosives, or DIME.