The Defense secretary stressed that U.S. missile defense efforts “pose no threat to Russia.”
Yemeni lawmakers voted to ban all American-led drone strikes inside the country, days after more than a dozen civilians were killed in an errant strike in the southern part of the country.
Tensions have escalated recently between Japan and China over claims to territory.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Iran’s foreign minister Monday in which Kerry reiterated the importance of moving negotiations forward over Iran’s nuclear program.
The two detainees, Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood, were both previously cleared for release by the U.S. after a review of their cases. Neither man was charged with a crime.
Susan Rice hosted Israeli National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen at the White House.
The senator urged protesters to keep pushing for closer ties with the West.
“We have a massive humanitarian crisis," Kerry said.
McCain backed off comparison of Obama-Castro handshake to Chamberlain and Hitler.
“This must be a huge embarrassment for China,” McCain said.