Market reforms and a high-tech push have boosted business in Israel, reducing the role of government.
03/14/2010 01:10 am
In addition to the Armenian genocide resolutions roiling Turkey in recent days, the country has also been shaken up over the arrests of top military officials in an alleged Turkey coup plot. How the turmoil affects Turkey's EU bid and its regional ambitions.
03/12/2010 11:59 am
With the first Iraq election results coming in, Middle East countries are watching close and gauging what the vote means for their influence on the oil-rich state.
03/11/2010 04:08 pm
The most powerful politicians in Lebanon resumed discussions on national defense, with questions of how to rein in Shiite political party Hezbollah's powerful military wing on the table.
03/10/2010 06:44 pm
A Saudi award to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his 'service to Islam' underscores Saudi backing for Turkey's bid to take a more activist role as a Middle East power broker.
03/10/2010 12:55 pm
Candidates in the Iraq election have focused attention on Syria, which has the largest number of Iraqi expatriates. Sunni candidates in particular are seeking out extra support, given Iraq's Shiite-dominated politics.
03/05/2010 04:41 pm
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Ahead of the March 7 Iraq election, Ahmed Chalabi, who helped convince former President Bush to invade and create a democracy at peace with Israel, is promoting a regional alliance that would include US adversary Iran.
03/05/2010 02:53 pm
A week before the Iraq election, sectarian divisions and conspiracy theories are running wild and could limit turnout.
02/26/2010 12:23 pm
The Hamas assassination in Dubai and accusations from police there that a vast and coordinated team of hit men was involved has been embarrassing for a country that relies on a safe atmosphere to lure tourists and businessmen. But analysts say Dubai is getting some things right.
02/25/2010 03:29 pm