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Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell is resigning as the Obama administration's Mideast envoy, the White House announced Friday.

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Egyptian FM: 'Conditions not suitable'updated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:33:00

U.S. Middle East Peace Envoy George Mitchell meets with Egypt's foreign minister in Cairo.

Conditions 'not suitable' for new Mideast talks, Egypt saysupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:33:00

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks aren't likely to resume unless Israel reinstates its moratorium on building new settlements in the West Bank, Egypt's foreign minister said Sunday after meetings with U.S. mediator George Mitchell.

Palestinian PM lays future foundationsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:32:00

CNN's John Defterios talks to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad about his independent state plan.

Palestinians call for halt to Israeli settlementsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:32:00

Palestinian officials met with U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell on Thursday and called for Israel to halt settlement activities, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.

Middle East talks: Everything 'relative'updated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:28:00

Israeli FM Avigdor Liberman at the UN says everything is 'relative' in building a two-state solution.

In meeting with U.S. envoy, Netanyahu pledges commitment to peaceupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:28:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. special Mideast envoy Wednesday that he is committed to reaching a peace agreement with Palestinians, according to a statement released by Netanyahu's office.

Talks tackle many stumbling blocksupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 13:50:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the issues that diplomats will attempt to deal with at the Middle East peace talks.

Peace talks continue amid uptick in Israel-Gaza violenceupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 13:50:00

An uptick of violence along the Israel-Gaza border marred expressed optimism for success in a fresh round of Middle East peace talks that continued Wednesday in Jerusalem.

In Middle East talks, core issues now on the tableupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 15:19:00

The arduous Middle East peace talks continued on Tuesday in Egypt, where officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority "have begun a serious discussion on core issues," a top U.S. diplomat said.

Netanyahu welcomes direct Mideast talksupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 13:35:00

The reaction to the U.S. invitation for direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians next month was swift.

Mitchell: Mideast peace talks productiveupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 21:22:00

The U.S. envoy to the Middle East said he held "productive" talks with Palestinian leaders to advance peace talks.

Mitchell wraps up latest talks with Palestinian leadersupdated: Sat Jul 17 2010 12:32:00

George Mitchell, the U.S. envoy to the Middle East, said he held "candid" and "productive" talks on Saturday with Palestinian leaders in his latest push to advance direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

U.S. Middle East envoy meets with Palestinian Authority presidentupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 11:34:00

Security and border-issues were the main topics on the agenda Thursday at a meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Middle East Envoy George Mitchell.

U.S. envoy: Israelis and Palestinians accept indirect talksupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 01:11:00

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have accepted indirect talks, according to George Mitchell, the Obama administration's special envoy for Middle East peace.

Frustration over Israeli, Palestinian talksupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 10:06:00

U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East ended a four-day trip to Israel and the West Bank with no breakthrough in persuading Israelis and Palestinians to go back to the negotiating table.

Mitchell in Mideast trying to jump-start peace talksupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 21:16:00

George Mitchell, U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, was in the region on Thursday, in a bid to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. He planned to spend three days in Jerusalem and Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank.

Israel approves temporary settlement freezeupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 17:37:00

Israeli government ministers Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a temporary freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank in an effort to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu: 'Now is the time'updated: Wed Nov 25 2009 17:37:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces a temporary settlement freeze for the West Bank.

Israel calls talks with U.S. Mideast envoy 'useful'updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 12:20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with the top U.S. envoy to the Middle East on Friday was "useful and constructive," the Israeli leader's office said.

President Obama to host Israeli-Palestinian talksupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 01:06:00

President Obama will host meetings Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the White House announced Saturday.

U.S. envoy struggles to renew Mideast talksupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 14:37:00

The hopes for renewed Israeli-Palestinian talks dimmed Friday despite the fast-paced shuttle diplomacy efforts of top U.S. diplomat George Mitchell.

Visit to Syria starts week of U.S. diplomacy in Middle Eastupdated: Sun Jul 26 2009 20:29:00

A week of U.S. diplomatic maneuvering in the Middle East began Sunday with special envoy George Mitchell meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before heading to Israel and Egypt.

U.S. Mideast envoy, Palestinian president meetupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 12:40:00

U.S. envoy George Mitchell underscored Wednesday the Obama administration's support for a two-state solution in the volatile Middle East and called for a "prompt resumption" of talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Obama's Mideast/European tripupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 14:09:00

A look back at President Obama's trip to the Mideast and Europe.

Israeli president urges two-state solutionupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 14:09:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday stressed the need for a two-state solution in the quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace, a position out of step with the current Israeli government.

U.S. to press Israel on two-state solutionupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 16:07:00

U.S. envoy George Mitchell was in Israel on Thursday for his first visit since right-wing politician Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister.

U.S. giving $20 million more in humanitarian aid to Gazaupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 13:33:00

The Obama administration will provide an additional $20.3 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, the State Department said Friday.

Gaza: Living in the rubbleupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 13:33:00

Hamas gives money to Gazans whose homes were destroyed or damaged in fighting with Israel. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

U.S. to give $20 million more in humanitarian aid to Gazaupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 22:28:00

The Obama administration will announce an additional $20 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza on Friday, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.

Medical treatment crippled in Gazaupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 22:28:00

Doctors in Gaza struggle to cope with the many injured. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Top Obama envoy in Gaza peace missionupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 15:47:00

U.S. President Barack Obama's top envoy to the Middle East spent Thursday conferring with Palestinian and Israeli officials in an attempt to maintain the Hamas-Israel cease-fire and regenerate a static peace process.

Muslim world reacts to Obamaupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 19:28:00

CNN's Nic Roberston reports on the Arab response to President Obama's overtures.

Cease-fire's success is on Hamas, Israel saysupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 19:28:00

A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza will hold only if Hamas ends weapons smuggling into Gaza and halts rocket fire into Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the top U.S. envoy to the Middle East on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.

U.S. envoy heads to Mideast amid cease-fire violationsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 09:10:00

President Obama's newly appointed envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is due to arrive in the region on Tuesday to try to shore up a fragile cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas leadership.

Mitchell named envoyupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:51:00

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is named special envoy to the Middle East.

New Middle East envoy to visit region soonupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:51:00

Middle East special envoy George Mitchell could be traveling to the region as early as next week, two Obama administration officials said.

George Mitchell named special envoy for the Middle Eastupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 19:44:00

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell was named special envoy for the Middle East during an event at the State Department on Thursday afternoon.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: How the Mitchell Report has made baseball a better gameupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 12:01:00

By March 30, 2006, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, against the advice of many of his closest advisers, knew he had to take the risk of springing open the lid to the Pandora's box of the sport. It had been eight years since an Associated Press reporter saw andro in Mark McGwire's locker (the moment Selig described as his epiphany when it came to performance-enhancing drugs in baseball), five years since Selig pushed through a drug-testing program for minor leaguers, and three years since the major leagues adopted such tests. But when SI published an excerpt from Game of Shadows that March, yet another signal that the story and the discovery of steroids in baseball were not going to stop, Selig knew baseball could not keep running from its past.

SI.com: David Epstein: Congress holds off ... for nowupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 10:55:00

WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball is toeing the foul line. Members of the congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are still far from convinced that MLB can wage a successful, long-term war on performance-enhancing drugs, but the consensus among committee members following Tuesday's hearing was that they heard just enough so that legislative intervention will not be immediately forthcoming.

SI.com: Michael McCann: MLB could punish teams, tooupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 22:51:00

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, union head Donald Fehr and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell testified about baseball's steroids issue before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday. SI.com's Michael McCann answers the key questions.

Mitchell says Clemens' former trainer 'truthful' about steroidsupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 20:12:00

George Mitchell, the senator-turned-baseball-investigator who last month linked dozens of players to steroid use, on Tuesday told a House committee that he firmly believes the former trainer who says he injected pitching ace Roger Clemens with performance enhancers.

Clemens addresses allegationsupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 20:12:00

Seven-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens addresses the media about his alleged steroid use.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Fehr and Selig in D.C.updated: Tue Jan 15 2008 10:48:00

In the opener of Congress' baseball/steroids doubleheader, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, union head Donald Fehr and former Senate majority leader George Mitchell are to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday. SI.com's Michael McCann answers the key questions.

SI.com: Tom Vercucci: The Mitchell Report has the potential to change baseball -- if baseball lets it updated: Tue Dec 18 2007 09:21:00

Only through a tiny keyhole could George Mitchell view the dimly lit room of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, his scope constricted by a stiff code of silence among union members and a drug policy crafted and administered by the commissioner's office and the union to be opaque where convenient rather than fully transparent. Even thus blinkered, the former U.S. senator got as roguishly ugly a glimpse of baseball as ever has been seen.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Mitchell says players were not blind-sidedupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 09:53:00

He's been a federal judge. He served in the U.S. Senate for a dozen years, including a six-year term as Majority Leader. He helped broker a peace deal in Northern Ireland. He was once tipped as a Supreme Court nominee. But it's hard to imagine that George Mitchell had ever endured more scrutiny and attention than he did on Thursday when he released his long-awaited report, a 400-plus-page documentation on baseball's Steroid Era. With backlash just beginning, Mitchell sat down on Friday afternoon with SI.com.

Clemens denies steroid useupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 19:14:00

A lawyer for Roger Clemens strongly denies the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used steroids to pump up his body and his pitching statistics.

SI.com: Ted Keith: Legal experts sound off on Mitchell Reportupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 17:26:00

SI.com spoke with two legal experts to get a deeper understanding of the Mitchell Report, its fallout and what the next steps should be. Eric Delinsky, a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington, D.C., is a white collar criminal litigation attorney. The other is Robert J. Kheel, who taught a course on Sports and the Law at Columbia Law School and is a partner in the litigation department at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in New York emphasizing on sports and labor law. (Wilkie was a former representative for MLB in labor negotiations in the 1980s and early 1990s and handled some litigation for MLB earlier this decade. Kheel represented MLB in some drug grievances cases in the 1980s.)

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Making sense of the Mitchell Reportupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 16:23:00

After three news conferences, almost 80 named players, more than 300 pages and just one brave soul in an entire union, what are we to make of the Mitchell Report? Glad you asked. Here's the nuts and bolts of it.

SI.com: Clemens hit hard in Mitchell Reportupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 12:24:00

NEW YORK (AP) -- Page after page, Roger Clemens' name was all over the Mitchell Report.

Major league drug useupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 09:58:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks with former Senator George Mitchell about his report on drug use in Major League Baseball.

SI.com: Jon Heyman: Thanks to Radomski, Mitchell accomplished plentyupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 01:06:00

Twenty-one months ago, when George Mitchell undertook what everyone said was an impossible task, critics were suggesting he'd strike out with his steroid investigation. As it turns out, even without a solid investigative performance enhancer such as subpoena power, Mitchell still delivered a home run.

SI.com: John Donovan: Our long national nightmare isn't overupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 23:39:00

At this point, now that George Mitchell has finished administering baseball's public and self-appointed flagellation, the easy thing for Bud Selig to do would be to head back to his office, lick his wounds and look forward to making more gobs of money next season. Discipline the drug cheats named in Mitchell's voluminous report? Drag out this thing more? What good would that do? Can't we all just move along already?

Baseball stars named in steroid reportupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 22:14:00

Dozens of stars have been named in the investigation into baseball's "Steroid Era" by former Sen. George Mitchell. Here is a complete list of players, past and present, "linked to performance-enhancing substances":

Time.com: Mitchell Named Names. Now What?updated: Thu Dec 13 2007 19:35:00

So 89 ballplayers may have used steroids. Sean Gregory explains what comes after baseball's day of reckoning

SI.com: Michael McCann: What's in store for those named in Mitchell Report?updated: Thu Dec 13 2007 16:14:00

With the release of the Mitchell Report today, here are some key legal questions facing Major League Baseball and the players named in the report.

SI.com: Survey: React to the Mitchell Reportupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 14:09:00

Sen. George Mitchell has unveiled the findings of his 20-month long investigation into the use of steroids in baseball. Please take a moment to answer the following questions.

Time.com: Bonds, Clemens ID'd in MLB Probeupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 11:00:00

Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens and Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte were the first names to emerge Thursday from the Mitchell report

SI.com: Jon Heyman: Mitchell Report to name 50-70 playersupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 09:57:00

Twenty months after former Maine Senator and statesman George Mitchell accepted the responsibility to investigate baseball's steroid problem, he is set to release his findings at a 2 p.m. news conference on Thursday. Early indications are that the long-awaited Mitchell Report will be a bombshell, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to 70 players to be named as steroid users, according to several high-ranking team officials.

SI.com: John Donovan: Baseball's Christmas gift: The Mitchell Reportupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 15:49:00

George Mitchell's report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball has been hanging over the game for more than a year and a half now. So it's probably not surprising that, as the former U.S. Senator readies to make his findings public -- reportedly later this week, or certainly sometime before Christmas -- the overwhelming emotion around baseball is not one of fear or apprehension, but of impending relief.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Legal implications of Mitchell reportupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 21:24:00

Former Senator George J. Mitchell will soon produce his much-anticipated report about the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by Major League Baseball players. As speculation swirls as to which players might be named, the report also poses a number of intriguing legal issues.

SI.com: Jon Heyman: Ex-Mets clubby provides names to Mitchellupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 06:54:00

Kirk Radomski, the former Mets clubhouse attendant who admitted selling steroids to scores of major leaguers, recently has provided names of users in a meeting with baseball's lead steroid investigator, George Mitchell, SI.com has learned.

SI.com: Giambi meets with Sen. Mitchell in steroid probeupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 06:14:00

NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees slugger Jason Giambi met with George Mitchell on Friday, becoming the first active player known to talk with baseball's steroids investigator.

SI.com: John Donovan: Does Selig have the goods on Giambi?updated: Fri Jun 08 2007 03:19:00

Bud Selig, in a Humphrey Bogart kind of way, is putting the screws to Jason Giambi. That might sound like some 1940s private eye flick, complete with the good guys in fedoras and Giambi under the hot glare of an interrogation lamp. But truth be told, it's probably not that far off.

SI.com: Back to the Hill?updated: Thu Feb 08 2007 13:26:00

Almost a year into Major League Baseball's investigation into its sordid steroids past, all exit signs seem to be pointing toward the one place that nobody really wants to go: Back to Capitol Hill, under the klieg lights, in front of a bunch of made-for-TV politicians looking for truth, blood and some face time on the evening news.

SI.com: Braves scratch bullpen itchupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 15:48:00

Last June, during a 6-21 stretch of amateurish baseball that effectively put the brakes on the Braves' streak of 14 straight division titles, it wasn't hard to figure out exactly what was wrong in Atlanta. The bullpen, a huge worry for the team since spring training, was undeniably and unequivocally awful. That month, the 'pen had five blown saves, a 1-5 record and a 5.13 ERA.

George Mitchell: Netanyahu likely to benefitupdated: Thu Jan 05 2006 14:42:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday. Whatever his fate, it is bound to reverberate through Israeli politics. Sharon's illness comes just months before a crucial election in March. In that vote, the fate of Sharon's newly formed centrist political party, Kadima, hangs in the balance.

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