Palestinians today accused Jewish settlers of starting a fire at a mosque in the West Bank. The incident further strains the already troubled peace talks. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Middle East correspondent Matthew Bell.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has urged Israel to extend its just-expired partial freeze on the building of Jewish settlements. The US says it is 'disappointed' by Israel's decision not to extend the ban. Matthew Bell reports.
The self-imposed moratorium on construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is set to end on Sunday. The president of the Palestinian Authority says he'll quit the peace talks if the freeze ends, Israel says it won't extend it. Matthew Bell reports.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders hold further talks in Jerusalem, after discussing core issues behind the conflict at meetings in Egypt. Negotiations began in Washington two weeks ago, after a 20-month gap. Lisa Mullins gets an update from Matthew Bell.
President Barack Obama has succeeded in pushing through health care reform in the United States. But what does that domestic victory mean for his administration's foreign policy challenges? The World's Matthew Bell has that story.
Arab foreign ministers are meeting in Libya this weekend and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the top of their agenda. The World's Matthew Bell reports on how the Arab states fit into the peace process that the Obama administration wants to revive.
US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has postponed a visit to Israel amid a continuing quarrel over Israel's decision to build more Jewish homes in East Jerusalem. Tension remains high. The World's Matthew Bell chronicles the story.
It's been a tumultuous year in the Arab world. We asked The World's Middle East correspondent Matthew Bell to page back through his notes, looking for standout moments in 2012 and suggest what to keep an eye on in the year ahead.
Jordan's King Abdullah has managed to mostly fend off demands for internal change inspired by popular uprisings in neighboring Arab states. But that may not work for much longer. Jordan is facing financial crisis.
Arab-Israelis make up about 20 percent of Israel's population. They have disproportionately high rates of poverty and unemployment. But hopes of addressing those issues through the ballot box are low, and Arab-Israeli voter turnout is falling.
Regional security officials have said that Israeli planes conducted an airstrike on an unnamed target on the Syria-Lebanon border. Israeli officials have warned against Syria sending chemical weapons or surface-to-air missiles to Hezbollah.
Israel has loomed large for Republican Senators opposing the nomination of their former colleague Chuck Hagel to be US Defense Secretary. Among other things, they question his commitment to Israel's security.
President Obama visited the West Bank Thursday to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Obama said the US supports a sovereign Palestinian state, and that the Palestinian people deserve an end to occupation.
The Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip celebrated the election of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt last year. Now that Morsi is out, Hamas is feeling the impact - and it's not good. Host Carol Hills speaks with The World's Matthew Bell.