GOP leader Mitch McConnell called Mandela "one of the great statesmen of our time."
U.S. forces are standing at the ready to provide support for French and African troops battling rebel forces in the Central African Republic, according to the Pentagon's top military officer.
"We're in contact with our French counterparts" regarding the ongoing operation in Africa, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Wednesday.
Mandela died in Johannesburg, current President Jacob Zuma announced there just before midnight on Friday.
“I think the interests are very similar,” Kerry told reporters after meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. “But there are questions of sovereignty, questions of respect and dignity, which are obviously significant to the Palestinians, and for the Israelis very serious questions of security and also of longer-term issues of how we end this conflict once and for all.”
Intelligence chief accuses Kerry of creating suspicion among U.S. allies.
The dual appearances come at a tense time in U.S.-Israeli relations.
Swedish intelligence officials have been working with the NSA, according to the report.
The secretary of State told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem that Israel's security is “at the top of our agenda.”
“He is a very important man. Seriously he is important,” Biden told Li.
At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured after a car bomb exploded Thursday at Yemen’s defense ministry in the capital of Sanaa.