The rise of ISIS is connected to Jordan. The Israeli-Palestinian crisis plays out in the shadow of Jordan. The Syrian civil war and it's ensuing refugee crisis are taking a heavy toll on Jordan. Even the Iranian nuclear talks has a connection to Jordan. So, why Jordan, a landlocked country with few natural resources but tremendous importance for American foreign policy, at the middle of it all.
Our daily Geo Quiz is about sand storms over the Atlantic Ocean. The question is: where does the sand come from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer from Eric Achterberg, a researcher who's just back from a boat trip to study the storms. He says the sand comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi about Iran's role in Iraq; Daragahi has been reporting on whether skirmishes on the Iran-Iraq border have become a "proxy war" between the United States and Iran.
President Bush continues his farewell journey through Europe, and yesterday, he gave an exclusive interview to Tom Baldwin, a correspondent for the British newspaper, The Times; the two spoke about the run-up to the Iraq war
The U.S. and Iraqi governments have reached a draft agreement that includes a timetable for withdrawing American troops in the next 4 years. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from The World's Quil Lawrence who's in Baghdad.