This weekend saw one of the highest death tolls for Syrian rebels in a civil war that has now claimed an estimated 93,000 lives.
Israelis say cheap land along the Egyptian border has made their dreams come true, but it comes with some risk.
The Muslim Brotherhood's dominance may be over, but a 'harder' strain of political Islam could fill the void in Egypt.
There's been a fair bit of commentary to the contrary. But it's not clear it's even a hammer-blow for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
The young Pakistani girl is a model for the global struggle against the anti-women Taliban. With Obama weighing troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Malala's speech to the UN today gives reasons to finish the job.
The uprising of millions of Egyptians since June 30 has led to sharp polarization. Growing up in Egypt, I never saw the country as divided as it is today. Efforts to rebuild the nation must focus on justice, reconciliation, and inclusiveness.
Some American analysts welcomed the ouster of Egypt's democratically elected president because it removed a political Islamist and opened the way for secularists. This Western thinking endangers democracy in Egypt. Integrating Islamists into politics is essential in the Arab world.