Kerry scrambles to save his torpedoed peace effort

Apr 2, 2014

Kerry scrambles to save his torpedoed peace effort

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was scrambling Wednesday to save his faltering Middle East peace efforts after both Israel and Palestinians delivered him a stunning slap in the face. The top U.S. diplomat, who has made the quest for a long-elusive peace treaty ...

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

Apr 1, 2014

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, people familiar with the talks said Monday. Releasing Pollard, a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations ...

Feb 20, 2014

Legacy of carnage and ruin

by William Pfaff

This is probably the last year of the three-decades-long U.S. effort to establish permanent American strategic bases in the Muslim Middle East and in Muslim Asia. The U.S. departure will leave behind much carnage and ruin.

Jan 10, 2014

Oman hears Abe vow to seek regional calm

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meeting Thursday night with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said, pledged redoubled efforts by Japan to help make the Middle East more stable. Explaining his policy to make Japan a “proactive” contributor to world peace, Abe said he will beef up ...