21 May 2024

USA correspondent Ron Elving

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 21 May 2024
In this photo released by the Iranian Presidency Office, President Ebrahim Raisi attends the inauguration ceremony of dam of Qiz Qalasi, or Castel of Girl in Azeri, at the border of Iran and Azerbaijan with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev, Sunday, May 19, 2024. A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi suffered a "hard landing" on Sunday, Iranian state media reported, without immediately elaborating. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Photo: AP / Iran Presidency Office

Developments in the ever-evolving crisis of the Middle East, and the death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, are drawing Washington's attention.

And there's strong interest also in the International Criminal Court accusing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of war crimes.

Local US media remains gripped by Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York, as well as the upcoming president election.

Ron Elving is a Senior Editor and Correspondent, Washington Desk for NPR news.