Suicide attacks on Shiite pilgrims. Mass murders of police. It's not 2006 in Iraq anymore, but sometimes it feels like it.
01/20/2011 01:40 pm
In his first public address in Iraq since leaving the country almost four years ago, fiery Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr this weekend led thousands of followers in chants of 'No to America.'
01/10/2011 11:57 am
In Pictures Iran's military might
Fervor about Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's visit to Qom shows that in Iran, propaganda meant to inspire religious devotion has worked.
10/28/2010 05:12 pm
Bahrain's Shiite majority now holds 18 of 40 seats in parliament. But Shiites are increasingly upset with the Sunni monarchy, which arrested 23 dissidents in the run-up to this week's election.
10/26/2010 02:52 pm
Most of the time we use the phrase "fashion police," we don't mean it literally. But in many places around the world, your sartorial choices can get you fined, imprisoned, or worse. Here is our list of the top 10 banned fashions.
10/25/2010 08:25 pm
Iran's supreme leader is in the holy city of Qom to cement his religious leadership. State-run TV shows the trip as a popular triumph, but key ayatollahs have been notably absent.
10/20/2010 01:27 pm
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a high-profile visit to Qom today to demonstrate his leadership over a religious establishment divided by last year's election.
10/19/2010 10:01 am
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is struggling to form a new Iraqi government, visited Iran today as part of a tour that highlights regional influence in Iraq.
10/18/2010 02:19 pm
Forget the neoconservative hype. The facts show Iran is not and has not been a nuclear threat to either the United States or Israel.
09/17/2010 01:42 pm