Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
A meditation on history and the long arc of justice.
Did Syria President Bashar al-Assad really anticipate that atrocities would prevent rather than prompt intervention by the West?
While Tunisia remains an island of hope, its latest government reshuffling promises to change little for the country's impoverished population.
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
The U.S. is acting in bad faith by levying more sanctions on Iran after it agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment.