Regions / Middle East & North Africa
At a time of severe economic crisis, nearly one-fifth of the House of Representatives is going on a junket to Israel this summer.
It's inevitable that the settlements and Gaza will soon complicate the Israeli protests.
Humanitarian intervention in Libya and elsewhere has led to an intensification of human rights violations, the erosion of the UN's authority, and the expansion of the reach of great powers.
Iraq is broken. Who should pay for the damage?
One of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's responses to the recent middle-class protests was to build almost a thousand new houses for the settlers.
Rebel forces claim that they need not observe Ramadan.
As a smaller power, Iran is in no position to strike back at the West over the death of nuclear scientist Darioush Rezaie.
Will the Israel/Palestine issue come between friends?
"Strange fruit" of a different kind, but similarly chilling, hangs in Gaza
Despite international sanctions imposed by the West, Iran's socioeconomic position has improved greatly as it takes advantage of high oil prices to build relationships with growing powers.