Kerry seeks Mideast answers amid deteriorating conditions

Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during their meeting at the Blair House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is confronted with two crises for which it has few, if any, viable options — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Syrian civil war. The administration has ultimate goals for each crisis but no clear path to achieve them and Secretary of State John Kerry is jetting off to Europe and the Middle East to seek answers.

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