In 2000, only 12 percent of Beit Jann’s students passed Israel's national exam. A determined principal and innovative nonprofit have brought that figure to 100 percent.
Diplomats threw up their hands in despair after a meeting last week to discuss how to pull Libya out of its stalled transition.
Paul Salopek, the man behind the Out of Eden project, walked into Jerusalem recently and talked with the Monitor about his epic adventure circumnavigating the world.
Strict application of the law got Ahmed Ezz, Hosni Mubarak's right-hand man, out of jail. But for thousands of faceless protesters, the law means little.
The death of a teenager injured by Turkey's police during last May's antigovernment protests has reignited unrest only weeks ahead of nationwide elections.
In the last year, more than 220 Syrians have been treated at Israel’s expense at the Nahariya hospital.
Lawmakers ousted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in a no-confidence vote today. His departure is unlikely to resolve Libya's deep-seated security and economic problems.
Syrian nuns kidnapped by Islamist rebels were released overnight. Extremist groups in northern Syria have forced Christians to pay a fee for being non-Muslim.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who met today with the European Union's top diplomat, Catherine Ashton, has made some changes, but the threat of a reversal still looms, say Iran experts.
The death of an Istanbul homeless man illustrates to a Monitor correspondent the precariousness of life on the fringe of a city growing by leaps and bounds.
With last night's extradition, Libya now has two sons of late dictator Muammar Qaddafi in custody. But its judicial system seems ill-prepared to dispense justice.
The case against three Al Jazeera English journalists accused of having terrorism links has elicited international outrage. Today, prosectors presented evidence publicly for the first time.
An Israeli effort to restrict draft-dodging by its swelling ultra-Orthodox population led to mass protests in Jerusalem today.
Recently retired US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford offered a bleak assessment of the Syrian civil war in his first remarks since departing his post last week.
Hany Abu-Assad, director of the Academy Award-nominated film 'Omar,' is one of four top Palestinian filmmakers who hail from the unlikely moviemaking hub.
Some Syrians have fled as far as Morocco seeking refuge, which remains elusive because they cannot obtain the papers that would allow them to work or send children to school.
A new report by Amnesty International, the human rights organization, points to a climate of Israeli military impunity.
Once-unassailable Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has been battered by political scandal for months. The latest allegation is he hid money from a corruption probe.
Since the offensive began on Feb. 10, more than 10,000 refugees have sought refuge in Arsal from the fighting in the strategically important Qalamoun region.
A famous Syrian actor arrived at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan with a plan for helping kids who've missed years of school: Put on a play.