Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The violence in Afghanistan is on the upsurge, Conn Hallinan reports, and the United States is increasingly isolated in its military approach.
Vermont lawmakers are trying to bring members of the state's National Guard home from Iraq.
U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan change the conversation.
As George W. Bush's administration enters its last year in office, the danger of a U.S. military attack on Iran looms.
The Bush administration is stirring the pot once again by negotiating an agreement with the "sovereign" Iraqi government to place U.S. military troops and bases permanently on Iraqi soil despite strong objections from many Democrats.
There's a risk that the United States will never withdraw from Iraq.
While much of the world is focused on Bush's attempts to demonize and isolate Iran, the Islamic Republic is forging new ties with an unlikely partner, Egypt.
In her poem In vigil (2), Lee Sharkey describes a tense exchange at a silent peace gathering.
Indias launch of a new spy satellite for Israel may change the geopolitical complexion of the Middle East.
Activist Bryan Farrell expected be put in jail for standing up for the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo. What he didn't expect was 30 hours of imprisonment, the realization that this was nothing compared to those in Guantanamo, and the sense of solidarity with the 82 other activists who decided to stand up for human rights.