Afghanistan’s neighbors begin talks on ending war

China, Iran, Pakistan and the U.S. are among the countries meeting in Istanbul on  Tuesday, to try to agree on a path to ending the Afghanistan war.


Lawmakers urge U.S. action on Gaza crisis

Two members of Congress are asking colleagues to sign on to a letter to President Obama urging him to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.


U.S. starts new drive for Israel-Palestine talks

Middle East envoy George Mitchell confirmed that the U.S. is stepping up efforts to get comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations going, with a two-year deadline to reach a peace pact.