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Iran wants European powers to save its economy by buying Iranian oil to counteract U.S. sanctions. It threatened to enrich uranium to a higher level than allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal if Europe does not step in.
Mohamed Morsi was not Egypt’s George Washington. But his faults showed the Muslim Brotherhood political pitfalls to avoid elsewhere in the region.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high after a half-dozen oil tankers were attacked in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
Phase One of President Trump’s Middle East peace plan, an economic summit in Bahrain, has put Jordan and Egypt in a delicate position.
Iran will soon exceed the stockpile limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, and is nearing weapons-grade enrichment. World leaders are striving to find improved terms for the deal, which unraveled after the U.S. pulled out to pursue sanctions.
Women’s health, education, and power are still advancing in Afghanistan. This midwife has opened doors to play a valuable role.
The U.S. Navy believes two tankers were targeted in a suspected June 13 attack near a key oil trade route. The incident comes a month after the U.S. alleged Iran perpetrated a similar attack, and some fear escalating tensions in the region.
America’s Gulf Arab allies back Sudan’s military. But after a horrifying massacre, the U.S. has had to dispatch a top diplomat to ‘clean up their mess.’
As the United Arab Emirates asserts itself as a rising Gulf power, its tradition of religious tolerance toward non-Muslims is emerging as an asset.
Nizar Zakka, an internet freedom advocate, was detained in Tehran in 2015. Mr. Zakka, who has been released to his native Lebanon, was accused of being an American spy and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Motivations behind his release remain unclear.
In Kabul, a U.S.-funded university offers students a perspective-changing liberal arts education, a counterpoint to the destructive Afghanistan War.
If you’ve been a Monitor reader for a while, you are probably aware that spinning through the heart of this organization is the pursuit of stories that find hope and humanity even in seemingly hopeless places – such as war-torn Syria where Dominique Soguel has found ways to penetrate the violence to discover people who possess boundless resilience and strength of spirit.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to preserve his position in the face of corruption charges have heightened concerns for Israel’s democracy.
Around the Arab world, a steady rise in Ramadan consumerism is putting a premium on appearances, straining many budgets.
U.S. soldiers and Iraqi officials have protected a 4-square-mile zone as an oasis from conflict, but Iraq's prime minister plans to open it to the public.
A Russian-Turkish agreement that has kept a tense peace in Syria’s Idlib province has failed, and Bashar al-Assad’s forces are advancing.
After 10 years in office, Benjamin Netanyahu looked certain for another term as prime minister. Now Israel faces an unprecedented repeat election.
A Taliban spring offensive and a U.S. and Afghan government counteroffensive have created yet another obstacle to talks to end the war in Afghanistan.
The Palestinians have rejected an invitation to an economic conference in Bahrain. That bodes ill for Trump’s Mideast peace plan.
For centuries, Maan, Jordan, the last oasis before 500 miles of scorching desert, has made it a mission to feed pilgrims and travelers.
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