Former Sen. George Mitchell announced his resignation Friday as the U.S. special envoy to the Mideast at a time of turmoil in the region and fruitless attempts at Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Roger Clemens says he's eager to defend himself in federal court this summer.
The U.S. will not be deterred by setbacks and will persevere until a Palestinian state is established alongside Israel, President Obama's Middle East envoy said Tuesday after meeting the Palestinian president.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed a call from a key government partner to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, a reminder of the obstacles facing already troubled peacemaking efforts.
A judge on Wednesday postponed the trial of baseball star Roger Clemens for three months until July so his attorneys can review the voluminous evidence generated during a 2½-year investigation into whether he lied about using performance enhancing drugs.
China recently conducted a long-range missile flight test that remains shrouded in secrecy. A U.S. official confirmed that China's military fired a missile from the Taiyuan missile center, about 320 miles southwest of Beijing, to Korla, a city in western China some 1,800 miles away. The Sept. 25 test highlights what China military specialists say is the growing threat posed by Beijing's development of long- and short-range ballistic and cruise missiles, and its new missile defense interceptors.
Arsonists torched a mosque in a Palestinian village in the West Bank on Monday, scrawling "revenge" on a wall in Hebrew and charring copies of the Muslim holy book in a blaze that threatened to stoke new tensions over deadlocked Mideast peacemaking.
Brazil's presidential election is to go to an Oct. 31 runoff after the ruling party candidate, Dilma Rousseff, won elections Sunday but not by enough to avoid a second round, the High Electoral Tribunal said.
Egypt backed the Palestinians' refusal to negotiate with Israel as long as it continues to build West Bank settlements, even as officials on Sunday urged continued diplomacy to salvage the month-old talks.