The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution Monday giving Iran until Aug. 31 to end its nuclear program or face the threat of economic and political sanctions.
Columnists David Brooks and Tom Oliphant discuss the continuing crisis in the Middle East and President Bush's first use of the veto on a stem cell research bill approved by Congress.
The NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how the Middle East crisis is affecting the price of oil in other countries.
Amid accusations by the U.S. and other nations that the Iranian government is backing Hezbollah's attacks on Israel, Iranians hold mixed opinions on the current situation in the Middle East.
Clashes between Israeli and Hezbollah forces continued Tuesday as several countries worked to evacuate their citizens from the danger zone. The U.S. Undersecretary of State discusses evacuating Americans from the area and strategies for ending the conflict.
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.
By PBS NewsHour
Israeli warplanes struck coastal targets in Lebanon and troops briefly entered the country to conduct military operations in the sixth day of fighting Monday aimed at stopping Hezbollah's missile attacks on Israel.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss President Bush's tough stance on North Korea at a news conference in Chicago Friday and Joe Lieberman's chances at winning the Democratic bid in the Connecticut primaries.
By PBS NewsHour
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday he will respond to a Western proposal to suspend the country's nuclear program in exchange for technical support and other concessions by mid-August, but President Bush urged a quicker response.
President Bush made a surprise visit to Baghdad Tuesday to meet with the Iraqi prime minister and discuss ways to bring stability to the troubled nation.
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