Opposition protesters are ready to rally when Iran's Islamic republic celebrates its 31st birthday on Thursday. Observers say both sides may be prepared to compromise after eight months of unrest.
Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran is a chokepoint for Iranian dissidents seeking to flee the country. A look at how some are escaping authorities.
At least 40 people were killed today in Karbala, where thousands of pilgrims have gathered to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in AD 680. His death marked the beginning of the Sunni-Shiite split in Islam.
Mahasen Saber started 'Divorce radio' to reverse popular conceptions of divorced women, long stimatized in Egypt's conservative society, and create a supportive community.
The saber-rattling between Israel and Lebanon – which Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman extended to Syria – has created an atmosphere similar to the one that preceded Israel's 1982 invasion.
A parliamentary investigation could lead to the dismantling of some rights groups accused of undermining the legitimacy of Israel's government by documenting alleged misconduct by Israeli forces during last year's Gaza war.
At age 21, Wafa al-Biss was arrested at the Israeli border with explosives sewn into her underwear. Five years later, she and some 1,000 other jailed Palestinians may be released as part of a deal to free Israeli Sgt. Gilad Shalit.
After blaming Israeli agents for assassinating a Hamas official in Dubai on Friday, Hamas said it too could broaden the conflict beyond Israel and Gaza. But analysts are doubtful Hamas can pull it off.
In its response to the Goldstone report, Israel revealed that two senior military officers have been reprimanded for using white phosphorus in Gaza. But that doesn't settle the larger debate over launching an independent commission.
On Friday, Israel said it had used the incendiary white phosphorus in the Gaza war and that two officers were reprimanded for "exceeding their authority."
A female suicide bomber killed at least 46 Shiite pilgrims as violence intensifies ahead of elections next month.
Analysts and defense officials in Israel say that Mahmoud Mabhouh, who was found dead in his room in a Dubai luxury hotel on Jan. 20, was the point man for transferring weapons from Iran to Gaza.
The Iraq war, a declining birth rate, and discrimination are causing Christians to abandon a region they've lived in for two millenniums.
After Egypt vanquished Algeria 4-0 in the African Nations Cup, the country exploded in celebration.
Ahead of a Feb. 5 deadline to respond to war crimes charges in the UN-sponsored Goldstone report, Hamas said it had meant to hit military targets last winter. Human Rights Watch disagrees.
Saudi Arabia took a group of reporters to what had recently been a raging front line with the Shiite Houthi rebels of Yemen. The Kingdom's defense minister said the Houthi's have been repelled from Saudi Arabia and that they are now an "internal problem" for Yemen.
The opposition Green Movement in Iran is planning a series of large protests in early February, culminating in an attempt to co-opt a massive pro-regime march to commemorate the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Many Palestinian construction workers were employed in building projects that Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu's 10-month settlement freeze has put on hold.
On the second consecutive day of major suicide bombings in Iraq, top US Gen. Raymond Odierno says Al Qaeda in Iraq had changed focus in the past six months.
New elections should have been held Jan. 24, according to the Palestinian Constitution. But Hamas, which trails its rival, Fatah, in polls, may benefit from delay.