Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is visiting Lebanon, wants to lead a regional 'axis of resistance.' But Iranians are focused on economic and political problems at home.
10/13/2010 01:07 pm
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is making his first visit to Lebanon tomorrow. Hezbollah awaits with joy, its political opponents complain of Iranian meddling, and Israel is eying its northern border.
10/12/2010 03:53 pm
A record U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia is part of an effort to put pressure on Iran, partly by strengthening alliances with oil-rich neighbors also concerned by Iran's rise.
10/06/2010 03:31 pm
Amid greater political stability and increased efforts to attract visitors, Middle East tourism is outstripping the markets in Asia and Europe.
09/30/2010 04:33 pm
Syrian sweets are becoming so popular that they rival Turkish baklava and bring in $60 million in revenue from sales abroad.
09/30/2010 04:21 pm
Twenty-eight years after its inception, why is Hezbollah the Middle East’s most formidable extra-state actor?
09/30/2010 07:05 am
The targeted killing of Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, without due process, would violate the gold standard of international law set by the Nuremberg trials – and defy the US Constitution.
09/29/2010 10:27 am
Israel's Education Ministry has called in the principal of Shaar Hanegev high school, which is using a banned textbook that explains both narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
09/29/2010 08:19 am
Readers write in about Middle East peace talks, the US economy, and the Bush tax cuts.
09/27/2010 10:29 am
A bombing in Iran Wednesday at a military parade left at least 10 people dead. Iranian officials have accused Kurdish separatists, who it says are backed by the US, for carrying out the 'terrorist attack.'
09/22/2010 03:21 pm