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Israeli airstrikes kill 42 in Gaza as Biden, regional partners push for cease-fire

Predawn Israeli airstrikes buried several Palestinian families beneath mounds of rubble; rockets bombarded Tel Aviv and southern Israel; and Arab-Israeli civil unrest has expanded into the West Bank.
  • May 16, 2021

An Israeli warning, an airstrike and then outrage over hit on Gaza media building

The Committee to Project Journalists expressed concerns that Israel was "deliberately targeting media facilities in order to disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza."
  • May 15, 2021

Samantha Power wants to restore U.S. prestige by getting American-made vaccines ‘into arms’ around the world

The new head of USAID argues that the United States can win a global soft-power contest with China by helping other countries in their “hour of greatest need.”
  • May 11, 2021

Fourth round of talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal to resume in Vienna

The U.S. and Iran are still in disagreement on what is required to comply with the accord.
  • May 6, 2021
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Biden’s first 100 days

What President Biden did — and didn't do — in his first hundred days in office. And, the United States takes cautious steps toward rejoining the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Apr 28, 2021

U.S. envoy says Afghanistan’s choice is between political settlement or long ‘senseless’ war

Republican and Democratic senators expressed concerns about U.S. pullout, but none said it would be better to stay.
  • Apr 28, 2021

U.S. provides Iran with examples of sanctions it will and will not lift

Negotiations are focused on a full list of actions each side is prepared to take to return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Officials report progress at Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

The United States and Iran are moving toward accepting simultaneous, sequential steps that would bring them both back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord.
  • Apr 19, 2021

With Afghanistan decision, Biden restores foreign policymaking process that Trump had largely abandoned

The administration held dozens of meetings that included high-level arguments to stay in Afghanistan before Biden settled on a choice he had previewed more than a decade ago.
  • Apr 18, 2021

Biden tells Americans ‘we cannot continue the cycle’ in Afghanistan as he announces troop withdrawal

In remarks from the White House, the president said that “it is time for American troops to come home.”
  • Apr 14, 2021