Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
The global anti-polio campaign has recently been complicated by the CIA operation to verify Osama bin Laden's location by gathering DNA samples through a hepatitis B vaccination program.
Will U.S. miscalculations drive these two occasional adversaries closer together?