The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.
Lawrence Wright's "Camp David" brilliantly depicts the famous 1978 peace summit -- and reveals why there's no hope in the current Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Saudi Arabia is setting new terms in the Gulf’s relationship with its wayward neighbor. But will Doha bridle at the deal?
Meet the Jordanian cleric who's sending young men to fight and die in Syria's civil war.
The world is addicted to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But are never-ending negotiations only delaying a day of reckoning?
While food aid begins to flow into the country, many Syrians are heading into the arms of the dictator to get it.
A diplomatic spat over Iran’s ambassador to the United States has Washington and Tehran at odds again.
Four tips for aspiring wonks.
The U.N. is begging for money to help Syrians who've fled their homes, as tensions over refugees in Jordan and Lebanon heat up. But there's no solution in sight.
Germany's crackdown on a Hezbollah-affiliated group shows that it may finally be wising up about the Lebanese paramilitary organization.
For years, Iran and other American adversaries have complained that Washington plays hardball with visa rules to bar politically controversial delegates. They’re right.
In a new video, a resurgent AQAP celebrates their latest jailbreak and warns what comes next.
The latest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations never had a chance -- and unless the United States asks itself some tough questions, its days as peace broker are numbered.
Israel fears prosecution in The Hague, and the Palestinians know it. But does the world’s war crimes court want to get involved?
With the peace process sputtering, will John Kerry abandon his signature initiative -- or cling to his belief that a deal can really be reached?
The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.
From global-health success story to nightmare: How a worldwide effort to eradicate polio went from Jonas Salk to Islamist terrorist.
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Palestine's push for international recognition is tanking John Kerry's peace talks. Was this Abbas's plan all along?
John Kerry and Washington's decades-long fight over releasing Israel's controversial spy.
Jonathan Pollard is Israel's most notorious spy. So why are Washington and Jerusalem talking about freeing him?
As new corruption allegations swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, how long can his election mandate protect him?
Turkey's hard-headed prime minister bans YouTube, as a divided country votes on his increasingly paranoid rule.
As chaos swirls around Turkey's embattled prime minister, can the opposition take advantage?
Does Obama still have pull over Riyadh, when the king's point man -- Prince Bandar -- is pulling the strings from afar?
Forget just shutting down Twitter, now Turkey's embattled prime minster has taken to denouncing Ottoman sultans.
For Syrians fleeing the horrors of war back home, Dubai's comforts can be a bit unsettling.
Egypt’s top general is a shoo-in to win the race for president. Then the hard part begins.