More than half a year after a devastating conflict in Gaza, large sections of the Palestinian territory show little sign of a rebuilding effort, leaving tensions to build toward another war.
Sophisticated and lethal, growing in number, Islamic State and other extremist groups won't become a global force. Here's why.
In a Gaza City neighborhood that saw some of the fiercest fighting in last summer's war, a children's center teaches free thinking, life skills, and ethics.
Iran's largest salt lake has shrunk by 90 percent over the last decade, one of many endangered water resources. Iran is belatedly adopting modern drip irrigation. Mar 22 is International Water Day.
Fadel Shaker's about-face stands as a symbol of a wider crisis facing jihadist groups in Syria. Dozens of Saudis and more than 100 Jordanians have reportedly defected as well.