If it was up to him, Denny Hamlin's fractured vertebra in his lower back would not cause him to miss any races.
Brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement for recent American presidents, it's been the holy grail of foreign policy. Unfortunately for President Obama, a comprehensive accord is just not in the cards for his second term.
At his recent news conference with President Obama, King Abdullah II of Jordan was asked whether he would consider closing Jordan's border to refugees from Syria ("Obama pledges $200M to Jordan for Syrian refugees," Web, Friday). "How are you going to turn back women, children?" Abdullah answered, "This is something we just can't do. It's not the Jordanian way." The king's sentiment is noble, and his open arms for more than 300,000 refugees is laudable. But the Jordanian border is not open to all refugees fleeing Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed home following a busy week of mostly clandestine travels that saw him issuing blunt warnings to Iraqi leaders, trying to bridge disputes with Afghanistan’s president, dining with Pakistani military chiefs and heading a soccer ball.
For months now, the United States has been training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan with the goal of bolstering the array of forces battling President Bashar Assad's regime while at the same time strengthening the hand of moderates among the country's fractured opposition, American and foreign officials said. They said the effort is ongoing.
President Obama isn't doing as well with Middle Eastern and Muslim relations as he promised, according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center.
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of unity Monday, shortly after the U.S. military ceded control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan, ending a longstanding irritant in relations between the two countries.
As President Obama wrapped up his three-day visit to Israel Friday, he spent some solemn moments at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, relighting the eternal flame there, laying a wreath and vowing to fight anti-Semitism and racism of all kinds.
President Obama met with King Abdullah II and his son, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, in Jordan Friday and afterward immediately announced he would seek $200 million in additional U.S. aid to help care for Syrian refugees flooding into the country.