The era of political Islam appears to be waning in some regions. But as some Islamists broaden their appeal, there's an opportunity to increase our understanding of the nuances of Islam in politics.
In the crowded skies over Syria, a Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces. Russians have accused the Israeli military of deliberately using the Russian plane as a cover to dodge the Syrian defenses, straining diplomatic ties between the nations.
A dozen women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against David Keyes, a spokesperson in the Israeli government. The episode is the latest in the global spread of the #MeToo movement.
Human rights experts in Afghanistan have spoke out against US National Security Adviser John Bolton's insistence that the United States won't cooperate with an International Criminal Court investigation. The experts believe this decision will prolong the war in Afghanistan.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi hints at Iran's nuclear capabilities. He suggests that if the nuclear deal were to fall apart, Iran would accelerate its uranium enrichment efforts while withstanding economic pressure.
Defense Secretary James Mattis made a surprise visit to Kabul, Afghanistan, this week to discuss security measures and government corruption with public officials. His visit comes on the heels of a major attack in the nation's war-weary capital.
The four rockers who make up the band Arikayn are Afghan refugees, whose struggles mirror those of millions of other Afghans who have fled to Iran. While they face discrimination, they continue to create music they love and to perform both in Iran and in Afghanistan.
The Egyptian government is razing crumbling parts of Cairo, but longtime residents say they're not being treated fairly. Their challenges raise the question: How can Cairo rebuild responsibly without leaving its history, and people, behind?
As the Trump administration increases military pressure to push the Taliban into peace negotiations, the terrorist group has been ramping up attacks, highlighting the vulnerability of Afghan security forces.