Regions / Middle East & North Africa
U.S. Marines react to loss of Falluja to al Qaeda affiliate ISIS.
From nuclear weapons to rising oceans, Israel to Kiribiati.
Sepulchre of repeated images / Won't someone shatter the pure reflection of glass?
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings.
Chuck Hagel's paeans to "political reform" in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.
If they marry non-Jordanians, Jordanian women are only granted something called “services rights.”
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
If Sunnis had been attacking Western targets in large numbers instead of Shia Muslims, it might be a different story.
Both U.S. members of Congress calling for new Iran sanctions and hard-liners in Iran assault President Rouhani from each side.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.