Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Right-wing Israeli politicians like to boast about their country’s famed intelligence service, but they've gotten good at ignoring it when it tells them things they don't want to hear.
A recent report by highly respected experts shows that it’s almost certain that the Assad regime wasn’t responsible for the sarin attack on the suburbs of Damascus.
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.