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.
As the US military presence winds down, Afghan leaders are hedging their bets, looking to protect themselves. Like allying with the very groups the US ousted in 2001. Messy? You bet.
One reason US assertions of limited civilian casualties in drone strikes don't hold water.
Maybe pleasing Saudi Arabia shouldn't be a high priority for the US anyway.
As Egypt's military-backed government drafts a new constitution in secret, there are worrying signs that political violence is becoming the norm in the Arab world's largest country.
Pick your poison. (And cue the lame "don't be evil" jokes.)
US politicians appear to have found a way to avoid going over a cliff and creating a US government default. But the rest of the world is taking note of how the US plays with financial fire.
The latest Snowden revelation in the Washington Post makes it clear that the US and its National Security Agency have lots of foreign help when it comes to intelligence collection.
The governor of Afghanistan's Logar province was assassinated today. After 12 years of war, the clock is ticking on a US withdrawal from the country.
The White House shot down a bombshell for Egypt watchers – that the US is cutting off all aid to Egypt. But something is probably afoot.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai told this and more to the BBC in an interview out today.