JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama is plunging into the turbulent Middle East on a mission aimed primarily at assuring America's top ally in the region and its friends back home that it will not be forsaken amid bitter domestic political squabbles and budget crises in Washington.
21 July, 2014 Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a cease-fire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.
23 March, 2013 Obama ends Mideast trip with tour of ancient Petra PETRA, Jordan (AP) — President Barack Obama set aside the Middle East's tricky politics Saturday to marvel at the beauty of one of the region's most stunning sites, the fabled ancient city of Petra.
21 March, 2013 ‘Peace is possible,’ Obama insists in Middle East JERUSALEM (AP) — Insisting "peace is possible," President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded both Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations with few, if any, pre-conditions, softening his earlier demands that Israel stop building settlements in disputed territory.
8 November, 2013 UN launches polio vaccination campaign in Mideast GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations says a massive campaign to vaccinate children in the Middle East against polio has begun after the first cases in 14 years were confirmed in northeastern Syria last week.
24 September, 2013 Obama praises Lebanon for hosting Syrian refugees UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama praised Lebanon on Tuesday for its generosity in welcoming refugees fleeing the crisis in neighboring Syria and pledged tens of millions of dollars in aid to help offset the costs of the crisis.