With a key Arab League meeting delayed until Friday, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is scrambling to keep one-month-old direct Israeli- Palestinian peace talks alive.
Sometimes it's the little things in the big stories that catch your eye.
The dispute over the U.S. base in Okinawa continues to bedevil the U.S.-Japan alliance.
We need to update the Johnny Paycheck song for this era of high unemployment and high military spending.
In the jungles of northern Okinawa, protests against planned U.S. helipads reach a crisis point.