Ambassador Chris Stevens was known as an exceptional diplomat who valued contact with regular people. Many who worked with him years ago were shocked to learn that Stevens was killed in Benghazi last week. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.
An Israeli government panel has recommended that most ultra-Orthodox men be required to join the army. Should the recommendation become law, those dodging the draft on religious grounds would be penalized.
Egypt is once more facing a political crisis. Its parliament was dissolved and its military rulers have assumed more power for themselves. But a democratically elected president should be named by Thursday. It's expected to be Mohamed Morsi, but how much power he'll have remains to be seen.
The US has been assisting with training Palestinian security forces since 2005. But the US role is a politically precarious one. Some Palestinians are questioning who their security forces are working for. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
For our Global Hit we turn to Matthew Bell who's usually on the foreign policy beat, but who also has a strong interest in music. wanted to find out what people are listening to in Israel. He visited a CD shop in Tel Aviv and asked the owner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.