Octavia Nasr tweeted about the passing of Lebanon's Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah. She was a senior editor at CNN, in charge of the cable network's Middle East coverage.
07/08/2010 01:02 pm
In a bid to strengthen Washington's hand in the US-Iran dynamic, President Obama has sought to woo Syria. But as those efforts stall, Syria is drawing closer to Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
07/02/2010 01:17 pm
Q&A with Shimon Peres on Israel. The Israeli president says the Gaza blockade was put in place to protect the Jewish state from terrorism.
06/23/2010 05:01 pm
Iran and Israel traded verbal barbs this week, with a former Israeli intelligence chief calling for a preemptive military strike against Iran. Analysts worry that both sides could get carried away and find themselves at war.
06/22/2010 01:10 pm
The Gaza blockade could be tested again, as a ship named 'Julia,' currently docked in Tripoli, Lebanon, has been given permission to sail to Cyprus, from where it could make its way towards Gaza.
06/21/2010 04:40 pm
Some Israelis argue that an 'Iranophobia' holds unnecessary sway over Israeli thinking about a wide range of problems, from rearming of Hezbollah to the 'terrorist' activists aboard the Gaza flotilla. Should Israel see less of a threat in Iran?
06/18/2010 03:41 pm
Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the Gaza blockade flotilla crisis has further isolated Israel in the world and strained relations with Washington. Can a tough nationalist emerge as a statesman?
06/17/2010 02:53 pm
Israel's growing isolation – including the global outcry over the May 31 Gaza flotilla raid – strengthens a pessimistic world view, say analysts. Israelis see international criticism as hyperbole linked to centuries of anti-Jewish persecution – and something that can be ignored.
06/09/2010 03:19 pm
A year after Barack Obama's famous Cairo speech, failure to make headway in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become a focal point for disappointment among Muslims. Sixty percent of Arabs say he's too weak to deliver a peace agreement.
06/04/2010 04:18 pm
Turkey-Israel ties have been shattered by Monday's raid on the IHH-owned Mavi Mamara, the largest boat in the Gaza 'Freedom Flotilla.' Turkey's push for democracy has given the IHH new prominence.
06/04/2010 11:49 am