- Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets Updated: Apr-10-14 4:04 pm
- AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
- Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace Updated: Apr-08-14 3:03 pm
- First women joining Palestinian commando unit Updated: Apr-07-14 2:20 am
- Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks Updated: Apr-04-14 8:39 pm
- Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
- Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead' Updated: Apr-03-14 3:28 pm
- New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic Updated: Apr-02-14 12:37 pm
- American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble Updated: Apr-02-14 3:15 am
- Kerry: Premature to write off Mideast peace talks Updated: Apr-01-14 3:16 pm
- Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks Updated: Mar-31-14 11:55 am
- Kerry meets Abbas as peace process founders Updated: Mar-26-14 7:47 pm
- Arab summit lays bare serious cracks on Syria Updated: Mar-26-14 4:10 pm
- A look at Mideast judicial systems Updated: Mar-25-14 3:44 pm
- UN: Surge of Mideast violence means talks critical Updated: Mar-18-14 12:21 pm
- In 1 day, Obama tackles multiple foreign tests Updated: Mar-18-14 3:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.
CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.
WASHINGTON - U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope that negotiations would continue.
JERICHO, West Bank - Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves rappelled down a six-story tower, fired assault rifles at imaginary terrorists and in a drill straight out of the movies bundled a would-be VIP into a car and sped off after a shooting.
WASHINGTON - With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said.
CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.
RABAT, Morocco - Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" - despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel - has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talks.
BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "completely premature" to write off the Israeli-Palestinian peace process even as negotiations were dealt a blow by a speech in which the Palestinian leader said he would press for U.N. recognition over Israel's strong objections.
TEL AVIV, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point.
AMMAN, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
KUWAIT CITY - An Arab summit that ended Wednesday exposed cracks in what was once solid Arab support for Syrian rebels, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar divided over which factions to back and Syria's neighbors increasingly expressing fatigue with the flood of refugees from the country's civil war.
An Egyptian court's decision this week to sentence to death 529 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood after a two-session trial has triggered criticism from governments and rights groups around the world. The country's judicial system is sure to face further scrutiny as another 683 suspected Islamists went on mass trial Tuesday. The proceedings have raised deep concerns among human rights activists over the lack of due process as Egyptian authorities push swift and heavy prosecutions in their crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. political chief says "dangerous escalation" in Israeli-Palestinians violence last week brought the Middle East to the brink of a new crisis and underscored the importance of forging ahead with flagging U.S.-led peace talks.
WASHINGTON - Seldom has one day captured the breadth, aspirations and limitations of American foreign policy.