President Barack Obama in the West Bank

US President Barack Obama has arrived in the West Bank for meetings with Palestinian leaders on Middle East peace prospects.

Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will hold a working lunch
Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will hold a working lunch Credit: RTV

Expectations are low for any type of breakthrough on the peace process. Obama says he is focused on hearing from both parties on what it will take to restart negotiations.

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Obama turns tourist in Petra

US President Barack Obama took time out of his diplomatic trip of the Middle East to marvel at the ancient city of Petra. His 24-hour visit to Jordan marked the end of his four-day visit to the region.