Middle East


U.S. troop agreement with Iraq

The U.S. and Iraqi governments have reached a draft agreement that includes a timetable for withdrawing American troops in the next 4 years.

Syria protests against U.S.

Syria has accused the U.S. of an act of "criminal and terrorist aggression" over what it says was a helicopter raid on its territory.

Iraq-U.S. security deal

The Iraqi cabinet has approved a security pact with the U.S. that could mean American troops could leave Iraq by the end of 2011.

Strikes continue on Gaza

The Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip continues with air raids on Hamas targets -- a reporter in Gaza City reports on the current conditions there.

Hamas strategy in Gaza

Understanding Hamas' motivations and strategy in Gaza, which analysts say is more a political calculation than a military one.