Chris Stevens was not just known and liked in Libya, but in fact all across the Middle East. And with him gone now, killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, American efforts in the region will be hampered.
Israeli-Palestinian collaboration is rare enough in the fractious Middle East. But harmony? Two pianists are showing personal peace is possible, along with world-class performance in Europe and the Middle East.
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.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that the Israeli government has announced new Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The announcement came after five members of an Israeli family were stabbed to death over the weekend in a West Bank settlement.
At first glance, the Palestinian economy appears to be booming: People are out on the streets, and small shops are packed. But the territory is under Israeli military control, and heavily dependent upon international aid.