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The Middle and the East

Crown Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia headed to Japan on Tuesday, on the second leg of a four-country tour that took him first to Pakistan and will be followed by visits to India and the Maldives. While the three-day visit to Pakistan focused primarily on common...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry after a statement early on November 24, 2013 in Geneva. (AFP Photo/Fabrice Coffrini)

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The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Assistant Secretary General Abdullah bin Juma al-Shibli, United Arab Emirates’ Oil Minister Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh al-Sada, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, Bahrain’s Minister of Finance Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed al-Khalifa, Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Mustafa al-Shamali and Oman’s Oil Minister Mohamed bin Hamad Al Rumhi pose for a group photo during a meeting of Gulf Arab oil ministers in Riyadh September 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

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Free Syrian Army fighters look out of a hole in a wall in Ashrafieh, Aleppo, on September 20, 2013. (REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman)

International Indecision

International Indecision

Public and political attention has been fixated on the White House as President Obama and his administration agonize over how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s acknowledgment that the UN investigation team had...