The Afghan president’s offer to engage in talks with the Taliban includes the possibility of the militants becoming a political party in elections. Such leniency implies the Taliban may be more sensitive to civilian opinion.
In an effort to save some of Yemen's holiest and most historical ancient sites, UNESCO has shared the coordinates of 50 sites with militaries involved in the fighting. Although targeted hits have decreased, the sites are still vulnerable to the violence.
After years of protests denouncing the caricature as racist and under pressure from the baseball commissioner, the Cleveland Indians will no longer sport the logo starting with the 2019 season.
Iran has achieved milestones of leverage and influence that rival any regional power in the past half-century. While there are limits to how far it can extend its authority, Tehran’s rapid rise poses new challenges to the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia as it undermines their previous dominance. How far can Tehran extend its reach?
The alliance between former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces and the Houthi rebels, which has been fraying in recent months, broke as Houthi rebels killed Mr. Saleh near Sanhan in Yemen. The Houthis believed Saleh was shifting his support to the opposition.