U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited Jerusalem Wednesday, calling for the removal of Israel's air and sea blockade of Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rebuffed the request until all ceasefire terms are met, including the release of two Israeli soldiers.
U.S. officials pressed for a vote on a draft U.N. resolution that would set terms for an end to Israeli-Hezbollah hostilities. An expert discusses the agreement, drafted by the United States and France.
As fighting continues in the Middle East, Lebanese-Americans and other Arab groups in the United States worry for relatives stuck in the war zone. They also protest Israel's offensive in southern Lebanon -- and the U.S. policy supporting a military…
Tapped to lead a multinational force in Lebanon, France postponed negotations Wednesday until a cease-fire agreement is reached. The deputy U.N. secretary-general discusses the current status of diplomatic efforts.
Lebanese Special Envoy Tarek Mitri spoke to the U.N. Security Council Monday, resisting the creation of an international force in Lebanon and calling on the U.S. to press Israel for a cease-fire. On the NewsHour, Mitri discusses Lebanon's official perspective.
Prime Minster Ehud Olmert declared Tuesday that Israel was "winning" the battle against Hezbollah and that there was progress toward a conditional cease-fire. Vice Premier Shimon Peres gives the official Israeli position on the fighting and diplomacy.
At an international conference held in Rome on Wednesday, world leaders were unable to reach an agreement on how to end the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. Analysts discuss the meeting and international efforts to establish peace in the region.
In a preview of her trip to the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the violence must end in a stable and lasting peace, not just a cease-fire. Middle East experts Martin Indyk and Robert Malley discuss prospects…
The Middle East crisis dominated the weekend meeting of the G-8 nations in St. Petersburg while pushing down other important issues. Three foreign affairs newspaper columnists discuss how other countries have been handling the Middle East crisis.
Israeli troops launched air strikes against Gaza Wednesday, in response to the Palestinian abduction of a wounded Israeli soldier. Destroying three Palestinian bridges and a power station, troops crossed the Gaza border for the first time since the Israeli withdrawal…
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