Briefing: With newly installed or reinstalled leaders in Iran, Lebanon, Israel, and the US, the balance of power has shifted between a US-allied bloc and the 'axis of resistance.'
The attacks underscore the security challenges after the US withdrawal from cities, particularly in the volatile areas in the north.
The US is generally reluctant to resettle Palestinians, but these are refugees from Iraq who have been targeted since the invasion.
A Monitor reporter sits down with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in his mansion as he discusses the legacy of his father and a fresh push for reconciliation.
An exchange of ambassadors is part of Obama's policy of engagement over confrontation.
The Islamic republic is unlikely to change its foreign policy or nuclear program, no matter who comes out on top. But the crisis could change Arab relations with the US and Iraq.
Tracking North Korea's Kang Nam is not an extraordinary duty for American warships.
Thailand and Singapore have longstanding military ties with America but also trade with Burma, where the vessel is headed.
Saturday's massive bomb in Kirkuk, combined with political gridlock, raises questions about how ready Iraq is for the withdrawal of US troops from cities by June 30.