Just before Iran arrested three US hikers a year ago Saturday, one of them – Shane Bauer – had nearly finished an exposé on Israeli military aggression.
07/30/2010 01:31 pm
A flurry of meetings could signal the formation of a new Iraq government by next week's deadline. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's main challenger met with him tonight, after meeting kingmaker Muqtada al-Sadr yesterday.
07/20/2010 06:38 pm
After issuing the veil ban on Sunday, which bars the full-face niqab veil from both public and private universities, Syria is now heading into waters that have proved difficult for Egypt. Courts there struck down similar bans.
07/20/2010 05:12 pm
Westerners don't see that Syria's embrace of diversity is a crucial bulwark against extremism.
07/13/2010 01:37 pm
As Iraq withdrawal looms in August, US readies police to confronts drugs, corruption, and insurgent clout in one of Iraq's most volatile cities.
07/09/2010 06:41 pm
The victims of shifting borders, politics, or the happenstance of birthplace, the world's 12 million stateless people and their need to become citizens are rising on the international human rights agenda.
07/04/2010 10:15 am
Perhaps leaders in Israel and Turkey are beginning to realize the dire consequences of burying their important relationship over the unfortunate incident with the Gaza flotilla.
07/02/2010 02:50 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
The Russian spy ring's alleged paymaster has disappeared, after he was initially arrested and released on bail on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. His escape could further test the recent 'reset' in US-Russia relations.
07/01/2010 11:42 am
President Bashar al-Assad visits Argentina and Brazil this week on a tour to boost Syria's political and economic standing. Many Syrian expats in the region, which has long attracted those looking for work, have become wealthy.
06/29/2010 03:03 pm