A Christian Science perspective.
07/05/2011 02:00 am
Syria's Bashar al-Assad sent security forces back to Hama, which saw the largest protests yet against his regime last Friday.
07/04/2011 11:52 am
The site of a notorious 1982 massacre that quelled an uprising saw protesters come out in force, demanding the regime of Bashar al-Assad be brought down.
07/01/2011 03:23 pm
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich goes where seasoned diplomats and Middle East experts fear to tread. Is that a wise move?
07/01/2011 03:05 pm
The US has long championed semi-autonomous Kurdistan as a democratic model for the rest of Iraq and the Middle East. But Kurdish leaders have violently shut down dissenters.
07/01/2011 12:19 pm
Speaking at a democracy conference in Lithuania, Clinton said that the US – which has long sought to engage Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – is looking for 'actions, not words.'
07/01/2011 09:25 am
The takeaway for Iraq's leaders: the authoritarian tactics seem to be working.
06/30/2011 04:48 pm
The highly anticipated indictments could help bring accountability for former prime minister Rafik Hariri's 2005 assassination. But they could also stir sectarian tensions.
06/30/2011 01:42 pm
A US contingent is bringing Arabic translations of a book about Martin Luther King Jr., saying they want to show Palestinians that nonviolent resistance can work. But they're stuck in Athens.
06/27/2011 02:18 pm
To the Taliban – and much of the world – the withdrawal is a sign of US weakness. The short-term benefits of abandoning counterinsurgency in Afghanistan may be politically appealing. But the long-term costs may be greater than Obama anticipates.
06/27/2011 12:47 pm