Despite six days of diplomacy, Secretary of State Colin Powell left the Middle East Wednesday without an agreement on how to end 18 months of bloodshed, however the Bush administration did commit to continue working towards peace in the region.

Secretary of State Colin Powell conducted meetings with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday, discussing ways to end the recent violence that has plagued the region as well as a possible peace conference.

In his first trip outside the United States since the Sept. 11 attacks, Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Pakistan today to discuss reopening military ties, the future of Afghanistan, and Pakistan's dispute with India over Kashmir.

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