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Has the US lost the Middle East?

Is the US losing its grip on the Middle East for extremist reasons?

Has the US lost the Middle East?

ANALYSIS: Dangerous stand-off between Russia and US over Syria

The Syrian war is far from over and could blow up into a regional or even world conflict.

ANALYSIS: Dangerous stand-off between Russia and US over Syria

Obama Taps Mideast Envoy As New Lebanon Amb.

President Obama has nominated his special envoy for Middle East peace, David Hale, as the next US ambassador to Lebanon.

Obama Taps Mideast Envoy As New Lebanon Ambassador

US: Nuke-Free Mideast Conference Cancelled

The U.S. announced that a conference on a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction has been cancelled.

US: Nuke-Free Mideast Conference Cancelled

Ryan: Under Obama,Mideast Looks Like '1979 Tehran'

Rep. Paul Ryan denounced Obama’s handling of foreign policy, saying that the Mideast looks like Tehran during hostage crisis of 1979-1980.

Video: Ryan Says Under Obama, Mideast Looks Like '1979 Tehran'player

Romney Assails Obama for 'Bumps in the Road' Line

Mitt Romney lambasted President Barack Obama’s on Monday for referring to recent events in the Middle East as “bumps in the road.”

Romney Assails Obama for 'Bumps in the Road' Comment

Obama: Muslim World Must Help Protect US Diplomats

Obama said Tuesday that he expects “full cooperation” from the “Muslim world” in protecting US diplomats from Mideast violence.

Obama: US Expects 'Full Cooperation' in Protection of Diplomats

Egyptian PM: Some Protesters Paid to Participate

Egypt's prime minister said a number of those involved in days of protests near the U.S. Embassy got paid to riot.

Egyptian PM: Some Protesters Paid to Participate

Jews Fear 'Blood Libel' Over Anti-Islam Film

Jewish groups are expressing fear of "another blood libel" against Jews stemming from anti-Islam film that allegedly sparked recent protests

Jewish Groups Fear 'Blood Libel' Over Anti-Islam Film

US Positioning Forces in Response to Violence

The U.S. military is positioning troops in as many as 18 locations in the Middle East that the Pentagon is “paying particular attention to.”

Report: US Positioning Forces in as Many as 18 Locations

Kissinger 'Understands' Romney's 'Severe' Reaction

Former U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said, he “can understand” why Romney’s initial reaction to the violence was “quite severe.”

Kissinger 'Can Understand' Romney's 'Severe' Reaction to Attacks