Saudi Arabia, a close US ally, has switched from a policy of isolation toward engagement. Some hope the warming could bolster US Middle East peace efforts.
10/07/2009 01:00 am
The Palestinian Authority's decision to postpone a vote on the Goldstone report last week is the last straw for many, sparking protests in the West Bank and Gaza.
10/05/2009 01:00 am
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were in Syria to support the UNHCR's efforts to help Iraqi refugees.
10/04/2009 01:00 am
Bill Clinton reveals much in 79 taped conversations with historian Taylor Branch.
09/30/2009 01:00 am
President Obama may be a pragmatist, but he's now in charge of two fundamentally neoconservative wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
09/29/2009 01:00 am
The disputed territory is key to the broader US goal of Arab-Israeli peace. On Monday, Washington hosted the first high-ranking Syrian official in five years.
09/28/2009 01:00 am
Qaddafi is a Bedouin. But everywhere he tries to set up his tent for his visit to the UN, residents of the greater New York area say, 'fugetaboutit!'
09/24/2009 01:00 am
Why have there been two, secret high-level meetings between Russian and Israeli leaders? Russia may be getting Israel's help with Georgia in exchange for halting missile sales to Iran.
09/21/2009 01:00 am
Iraq's accusation that Syria was behind the massive Baghdad bombing a month ago Saturday has pushed relations to a new low.
09/19/2009 01:00 am
More than 800,000 people have lost their livelihoods in a four-year dry spell exacerbated by climate change and rising food prices. Almost half of them live in urban makeshift camps.
09/18/2009 01:00 am