Obama administration
  • "The United States opposes all unilateral actions, including West Bank settlement activity and housing construction in East Jerusalem," said a State Department spokesman.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 14, 2012, 12:30 AM EST
  • PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Syrian action on chemical weapons remains a "red line" for the Obama administration and that it would prompt action from the United States.

    Speaking in Prague, Clinton didn't address news reports of fresh activity at Syrian chemical weapons depots.

    But she stressed Monday that Washington would address any threat that arises.

    Syria is believed to have several hundred ballistic surface-to-surface missiles capable of carrying chemical warheads.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
  • This Monday Nov. 26, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe and annotated by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies shows the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea.

    There are questions about whether scientists have corrected whatever caused the embarrassing crackup of its last rocket shortly after liftoff in April.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
  • This July 14, 2012 file photo shows Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi laugh during a photo opportunity at their meeting at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt.

    Praising his efforts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine while expressing concerns about his commitment to democracy in his own country.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
  • In this Nov. 19, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama "douses eleven flames" as he tours the Shwedagon Pagoda with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Yangon, Myanmar.

    President Thein Sein's agreement to allow more scrutiny by U.N. inspectors suggests a willingness to go beyond reforms that have improved relations with Washington.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EST