By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Israel released 256 Palestinian prisoners Friday as part of a plan to help bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his ongoing power struggle with Hamas militants who now run the Gaza Strip.
Journalists, international policy experts and a former Bush administration official talk about the spread of democracy around the world and in particular President Bush's plans to promote democracy.
By PBS NewsHour
America's first female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and members of the all male Shura Council on Thursday where she discussed the inclusion of women in the nation's politics.
NewsHour Essayist Roger Rosenblatt reflects on the power of a single war photo - this one of a Palestinian boy from Monday's New York Times front page.
The two main rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, signed an agreement to share government power in Saudi-brokered talks Thursday, a move aimed at ending growing violence between the two factions.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns Iraq has descended into civil war and says the U.S. should set a timetable for withdrawing troops.
The recently released Iraq Study Group report called on the Bush administration to end its isolation of Syria, a move that sparked renewed debate over the American approach to dealing with Damascus.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in the Middle East on a mission to revive peace talks, urged Israelis and Palestinians to extend a tentative cease-fire implemented this week.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pledged to provide Iraq with whatever security is necessary to prevent its struggling neighbor from descending into civil war. Ahmadinejad made the offer during a visit Monday from Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
In the conclusion of a series on U.S. strategy in Iraq, James Dobbins, director of International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation, discusses how engaging Iraq's neighbors in dialogue could stabilize the war-torn country.
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