Iran captured a US stealth surveillance drone in 2011, and started working to reverse engineer its own. Yesterday it unveiled what it claims is a replica, plus bombing capabilities.
Iraqi Kurdistan is demanding control of its oil, and officials say they're willing to risk losing their share of the federal budget to get that. Problem is they can't afford it.
The uptick in extremist vandalism of non-Jewish property comes ahead of the pope's high-profile visit to Israel, shining an uncomfortable spotlight on a growing problem.
Egypt has a new anti-sexual harassment law, but with 99 percent of women reporting they've been harassed, public life still remains out of reach.
Negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 have been mum about ongoing talks, but today's report, written by analysts with intimate knowledge of the negotiations, could give hints.
Adam Baron was expelled Thursday without explanation. His reporting over the past four years regularly challenged the government's official line on events.
The Syrian regime has clawed back substantial rebel-held territory in the last year – with critical help from Iran. Homs, the 'capital of the revolution,' is perhaps the most significant win.
Former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been the presumed next president for months, but the five-hour interview was Egyptians' first in-depth look at the candidate.
Rivka Yeruslavsky, born into an Israeli ultra-Orthodox family, studied computer science and has gone on to open a vocational school designed to bring more haredim into the workforce.
The Saudis appear to have chosen Jamal Maarouf as leader of the Syrian Revolutionaries' Front by ensuring he remains flush with cash. But money can't command loyalty forever.
A Lebanese village well, newly crucial amid water shortages, is on the wrong side of the boundary between Israel and Lebanon, as is an add-on to a riverfront resort.
After decades of severe censorship, media outlets are embracing the opportunity to broadcast freely. But they still have no protection if they anger powerful people.
Expanding social media use means the Yemeni government can no longer spin its anti-Al Qaeda campaign as it wants, particularly when it comes to alleged US drone strikes.
The number of Ukrainian Jews arriving in Israel more than doubled to 777 in the first four months of 2014. Christian Zionists are helping to pay for some of these moves.
The Monitor has followed the Iraqi Methboub family since 2002. Daughter Amal is flourishing at university, but worries about her family in Baghdad preoccupy her.
Qatari women outnumber men 2 to 1 at university, but a lack of work opportunities used to mean that a college degree was the end game. That's changing.
Jordan opened Azraq, a second UN-run Syrian refugee camp, this week, rejiggering everything from food choices to toilet location based on three years of trial and error at Zaatari.
Samaritans, an ancient, shrinking religious sect, are replenishing their ranks by scouting brides from Ukraine and other countries.
In the past week, not one but two leaders – Turkish and Palestinian – made rare acknowledgements of the suffering of the 'other.' Critics have called the gestures opportunistic.
As Iraqis head to the polls Wednesday for national elections, the first since US troops left, the country is more fragmented and tilted toward extremes than at any time in the last decade.