Laura Rozen

US Secretary of State John Kerry (C), surrounded by aides, sits in the service hallway of a hotel in Cairo, July 25, 2014, as he speaks on the phone with Qatar's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah about the terms of a cease-fire in Israel's fight against Islamist militants in Gaza. (photo by REUTERS)

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Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour cease-fire

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire beginning on Saturday morning as international diplomatic efforts to resolve the Gaza conflict continue.

Washington Post reporter, three others said detained in Iran

Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The Washington Post says it has received credible reports that its Iran correspondent Jason Rezaian, his wife Yaganeh Salehi and two unnamed US photojournalists have been detained in Iran.

US seeks longer-term exit strategy for Gaza war

Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

US officials are voicing support for a solution to the frequent cycles of violence between Hamas and Israel, one which may borrow from the UN resolution that ended the 2006 war with Lebanon.

Iran, P5+1 extend talks

Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

After all-day discussion, diplomats have agreed to extend nuclear talks until Nov. 24, 2014.

Diplomats work to extend Iran nuclear talks

Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Diplomats from Iran and the P5+1 have begun to negotiate the terms of an extension for an Iran nuclear deal possibly lasting four months.

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Laura Rozen reports on foreign policy from Washington, DC for Al-Monitor's Back Channel. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy.

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