The Arab world is among the worldwide audience that has been closely watching as events in Iran have unfolded over the past week.
At a time when the Obama administration is dealing with a barely stable economy while trying to address long-term health care, two wars, the environment and the threat of terrorism, many ask whether it is wise for President Obama to try to resolve a problem that has frustrated so many presidents before him.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets tomorrow with President Obama. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in President Obama what might be a new chapter in the 60-year relationship between Israel and the United States.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir asked Arab leaders meeting in Qatar on Monday to strongly reject an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.
Relations between Arab nations and the United States hinge on American leaders living up to their rhetoric about commitment to lasting peace in the Mideast, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal told CNN Saturday.
CNN's Nic Robertson interviewed Prince Turki Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza appear to be bearing little fruit as the fighting in Gaza dragged into its 20th day Thursday.
Chris Gunness of the U.N. relief agency discusses the aid effort in Gaza and the arrival of the U.N. chief to the region.
Egypt, which has hosted peace talks with leaders from Israel and the Palestinian Authority and has acted as an intermediary between Hamas and Israel, wants to hold a summit in Kuwait on Sunday, the eve of previously scheduled Arab economic summit there.
Foreign ministers from several Arab nations huddled in New York on Monday -- the eve of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' address to the U.N. Security Council -- to work up a U.N. draft resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the latest on the unrest in the Gaza region.
The dramatic developments in Gaza over the past three days have driven Arab citizens to the streets, where they have displayed anger directed first and foremost at their own governments.
Arabs took to the streets, critical of their governments' reaction in the face of Gaza developments. CNN's Octavia Nasr reports
International pressure is mounting on Israel and the Palestinians to halt violence in Gaza, with the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and other countries all calling for an immediate restoration of calm.
Anti-American sentiment in Arab nations may be at a historic high, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was the honorary recipient of more than a quarter of a million dollars in jewelry from an Arab leader over the past year.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq's first elections are among her proudest accomplishments during her tenure.
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the eldest son -- and heir apparent -- of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, said he'd like to see "shock treatment" democratization in his country, while his father wants a slower pace.
More than $150 million has been paid to pirates around the Horn of Africa over the past 12 months, Kenya's foreign minister said Friday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree Tuesday ordering the establishment of diplomatic ties with Lebanon, the president's adviser told CNN.
Kuwait's prime minister will be making a trip to Iraq soon, to discuss bilateral ties and debt issues among other things.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Friday with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who asked for the latest news on the hurricanes plaguing U.S. coasts in recent weeks.
CNN's Zain Verjee reports on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's historic visit to Libya.
Lebanon's prime minister paid a visit to Iraq on Wednesday -- the first such visit by a Lebanese leader in the post-Saddam Hussein era -- and he and his Iraqi counterpart discussed issues including oil exports and investment.
Arab foreign ministers are expected to discuss a proposal Saturday calling on Sudan's president to hand over two Darfur war crimes suspects to an international tribunal in an effort to fend off the longtime leader's own prosecution
Sudan has asked for an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers ahead of the expected indictment of the country's president for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur, according to reports.
Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced Sunday.
A car bomb in northern Baghdad kills six people, including three policemen, and injures 14 others.
Jordan's King Abdullah II will travel to Iraq soon, a top Iraqi official said Wednesday, becoming the first monarch of an Arab country to visit Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion more than five years ago.
The United Arab Emirates is expected to soon name an ambassador to Iraq and could open an embassy in the war-ravaged nation, Iraqi officials said Thursday.
Sunni Arab nations like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan must pitch in on the rebuilding effort if Iraq is to witness progress and blend its Sunni population into the political fold, Sweden's foreign minister said Wednesday.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports from Jerusalem where President Bush has arrived for a state visit with Israel.
In his first address to Israel's parliament Thursday, President Bush reiterated the United States' "unbreakable" alliance with the Jewish state and denounced calls to negotiate with "terrorists and radicals."
Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday said reaching a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine within the next eight months "might be improbable but it's not impossible"
President Bush leaves for the Middle East on Tuesday to celebrate the United States' ties with its top allies in the region -- Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.
Fighting continues in Lebanon as outside forces weigh in. CNN's Cal Perry reports.
More clashes erupted in Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli on Monday, as fighting between the Hezbollah militia and its rivals who support Lebanon's Western-backed government entered a fifth day.
The Hezbollah-led revolt to topple Lebanon's U.S.-backed government triggered new fighting Monday in the northern port city of Tripoli.
The President plans to meet next month with Arab leaders to pursue an agreement by year's end. But Israeli Prime Minister Olmert may be a no-show
Jordan, Iraq and Yemen announced at the last minute Friday that their top leaders will not attend this weekend's Arab summit in Damascus
Marketplace Middle East sits down for an exclusive interview with Qatari Prime Minister Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani.
As the President ends his tour, even supposed friends are more skeptical than ever of the U.S.'s ability to deliver
The first bomb attack on U.S. diplomats since 1990 sends shudders through a small but growing American community
CNN's Wilf Dinnick tuned in to find out how the Arab media covered a Saudi rape case that caused international outrage.
Saudi King Abdullah has pardoned a rape victim who had been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison in a case that sparked international attention, a Saudi newspaper has reported.
President Bush on Wednesday told CNN he would personally "facilitate" peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis, saying the formation of a democratic Palestinian state was the best way to bring peace to the region.
President Bush meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.
A Mideast Cold War?
The United States won no specific new promises of Arab help for struggling Iraq after a gathering Tuesday of several nations listed as recipients of an expanded aid and weapons package for friendly states in the region.
The visit of Egyptian and Jordanian ministers to Israel offers hope. But Arab enthusiasm for peace talks may be fading
The meeting of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestinian President Abbas is designed to warn Hamas about going it alone
The declaration by Hamas that it is in control of Gaza left many nations in the Middle East and beyond scrambling to determine what to do next -- and wondering how the recent crisis will affect plans for a permanent peace in the region.
The current juncture in Middle East diplomacy presents a golden but final opportunity to resolve the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to Jordan's King Abdullah.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has warned Vice President Dick Cheney that Saudi Arabia would back the Sunnis if the United States pulls out of Iraq, according to a senior American official.
Hundreds of thousands packed Martyrs Square in Beirut on Thursday to honor slain Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel, cheering speeches by his supporters who turned the funeral into a show of defiance against Hezbollah and its Syrian backers.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday she expected the United Nations to vote "in the next day or two" on a draft resolution that could help end the war between Israel and Lebanese-based Hezbollah.
A deadly Israeli airstrike in the southern Lebanese town of Qana provoked stiff and swift condemnation across the globe Sunday as the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon showed little sign of ending.
Talks between key Middle East players in Rome on a plan for ending the 15-day-old conflict in Lebanon Wednesday failed to reach agreement on an immediate cease-fire.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Beirut and then to Jerusalem Monday in an attempt to carve a lasting solution to the crisis that has claimed hundreds of lives and gutted Lebanon's infrastructure.
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the Middle East crisis are unlikely to prove successful until Israel feels it has crippled Hezbollah or President George W. Bush pressures Israel to halt the offensive, Arab diplomats said Monday.
In times of crisis in the Middle East, the world often has looked to the United States for leadership. But this time the Bush administration has largely stayed on the sidelines.
The Middle East peace process is "dead," Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said on Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit Thursday to Beirut, where anti-Syrian leaders have been working to oust Lebanon's pro-Syrian president.
Saudi Arabia will continue supporting the Palestinian Authority despite the election of a government led by the Islamic militant group Hamas -- because it does not want to punish ordinary Palestinians, the kingdom's foreign minister said Wednesday.
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Saturday vowed to back a crackdown on al Qaeda after confirming that four people from the terror group carried out the Amman hotel attacks -- three suicide bombers and the wife of one of the attackers.
Days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein agreed in principle to accept an offer of exile from the United Arab Emirates, but the deal fell through, a UAE government senior official told CNN.
Key U.S. ally Saudi Arabia has named Abdullah its new monarch to succeed King Fahd who has died after guiding the world's largest oil exporter through 23 turbulent years.
A diplomatic huff between Jordan and Iraq which prompted them to withdraw their envoys shows signs of subsiding.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced a cease-fire at a summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Tuesday. Following is a transcript of Sharon's address:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced a cease-fire agreement in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Tuesday. Following is a transcript of Abbas' speech:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced a cease-fire Tuesday, hailing it as a new opportunity for peace in the Middle East.
A cease-fire deal is expected to be announced Tuesday when Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet in Egypt.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said there appears to be solid support at the international conference on Iraq for that country's elections to be held on time -- just over two months from now.
The following is a list of world leaders and representatives that CNN has confirmed will attend Yasser Arafat's funeral in Cairo, Egypt:
The eldest son of the late leader of the United Arab Emirates has been elected successor to his father, official sources have told CNN.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has appealed to kidnappers in Iraq to release British hostage Ken Bigley, Libya's official JANA news agency said.
With French officials mounting a diplomatic offensive, the Arab League says it has won another 24-hour extension for two French journalists being held by a radical Islamic group in Iraq.
Two French journalists kidnapped in Iraq have pleaded for Paris to meet their captors' demands and reverse a ban on Muslim headscarves for girls in public schools.
A prominent U.S. Muslim leader told a court that he was involved in an alleged Libyan plot to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
President Bush has told world leaders at the G8 summit in Georgia that NATO should take on a bigger role in Iraq -- a proposal that French President Jacques Chirac greeted with reservations.
Arab leaders concluded a two-day summit in Tunisia on Sunday by agreeing to embark on a path of reform "according to our own culture and terms of reference," Tunisia's foreign minister said.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has appealed to all nations to follow his country's example and eliminate all weapons of mass destruction.
Former CNN correspondent Rym Brahimi is engaged to Jordanian King Abdullah II's half-brother, Prince Ali, the palace announced Friday.
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa is expected to tour Arab capitals in the days ahead to discuss plans for a summit in the wake of the cancellation of a meeting that was to begin Monday in Tunisia.
Egypt has offered to host the Arab League summit after the annual event was abruptly postponed just two days before the meeting was to start in Tunisia.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has met Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for historic talks. CNN anchor Monita Rajpal discussed the implications of the visit with Gary Samore, a senior fellow of the International Institute for Strategic Studies who previously advised the Clinton administration on weapons issues.
British PM Tony Blair has praised Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi for his decision to renounce terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
A delegation of U.S. politicians has met with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi during a landmark visit to Tripoli.