Peace talks to end Syria's civil war promise to be at least as irrelevant as previous editions.
The finger-pointing in the US over who "lost" Iraq ignores an important reality: It was never won.
It's not the Al Qaeda resurgence, Sunni-Shiite fault line narrative you've been hearing.
The chaos in Iraq is largely a function of domestic political decisions. That means the democratic process can still work in Iraq's favor.
Three leaders of a group that played a key role in organizing protests that drove Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011 have been jailed. Their crime? Protesting.
At least 7,500 civilians have died in Iraq this year, the death toll surging because of the war in Syria and the failure of Sunni-Shiite reconciliation.
But is that a problem?
The US government has been lying for years about Robert Levinson, a man kidnapped in Iran after being sent there as part of a rogue CIA operation. Some media have been playing along.
The Free Syrian Army, the US hope for 'good' rebels to prevail in Syria, is in disarray. The chances for a negotiated settlement to Syria's brutal civil war just got dimmer.
The claim that Western intervention in Afghanistan has dramatically improved life expectancy is a surprisingly durable myth.
A World Health Organization report mistakenly described an epidemic of deliberate HIV infection by Greeks seeking government benefits. A lot of the press believed this.
What allowed Iran and world powers to reach an agreement was avoiding matters where interests diverge -- like Syria.
A longtime advocate for the families of victims of Pan Am Flight 103, which was destroyed by a bomb over Lockerbie bomber, takes aim at an element of persistent conspiracy theories around the event.
A grand council of elders in Afghanistan is debating the presence of US troops in the country beyond 2014. What is it and how does it work?
Apparently, today's loya jirga doesn't have final say on whether a deal to keep US forces in the country after all.
Afghan tribal leaders now get to decide whether US troops can stay, balancing the indignity of relying on foreigners with their fear of the Taliban - and their fear of losing US money.
So far, there isn't strong evidence to support this assertion.