Obama is wrestling with Iran, Syria and Israel -- what happened to all the big stuff?
Sometimes, the only news coming off the front lines of Syria's civil war is sent via text message.
Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.
The interim nuclear deal with Iran was huge -- but a permanent solution is going to be much, much harder to reach.
Fleshy oysters and severed phalluses: The best sexual stimulants from around the world.
The unsolved killing of a photographer in Bahrain's forgotten Arab Spring.
A spike in Iran's oil exports raises fears Tehran will be less likely to cut a permanent nuclear deal.
While Putin basks in the Olympic glow, Russia obstinately blocks aid to Syrian civilians in desperate need.
The Arab world's most prestigious literary award is thriving; whether anyone's actually reading the shortlisted books is another matter.
But it is America's job to help Baghdad beat back the new threat from al Qaeda.
Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.
Egypt's government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home.
The forgotten history of when America boldly abandoned ship in the Middle East.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is making all the same mistakes that the United States once made in Anbar. Can he change course before al Qaeda overruns the restive province?
The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
How the trade vs. aid debate shows the different trajectories of Egypt and Tunisia.
Why an upsurge in terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula raises fears for the Suez Canal.
A flood of new weapons -- from Iran to Saudi Arabia -- is dangerously changing the military dynamic in the Middle East.
Sanctions relief has corporations in Berlin salivating at the chance to make money in the Islamic Republic.
What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?
The real question is why are we only hearing about it now.
How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.
What to pack for the Syrian front lines.
Why unbridled oil consumption in the Middle East could pose a threat to the region and beyond.
Why demanding no enrichment and no centrifuges means no deal.