Mahmoud Abbas

Global Politics

Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are on the brink of collapse — with both sides casting blame

Israel and the Palestinians are blaming each other for dragging US-sponsored peace talks to the brink of collapse. After spending eight months trying to keep the two sides at the negotiating table, Secretary of State, John Kerry appears to be frustrated. "The leaders have to lead," Kerry said on Thursday. Host Marco Werman gets the latest from The World's Matthew Bell.

Arts, Culture & Media

Funeral for Palestinian poet

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was laid to rest today in the West Bank town of Ramallah, and thousands turned out to say good bye to Darwish, who gave voice to the Palestinian independence movement, as Correspondent Linda Gradstein reports.

Global Politics

Rice mission to Mideast

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is on her seventh trip to the Middle East, looking for some middle ground between Israelis and Palestinians. Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Quil Lawrence.