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.
Five ways to tell the Middle East peace process is in big trouble.
Why Washington can't afford to neglect its friends in the Gulf.
Why the world must stop Bashar al-Assad from indiscriminately raining crude barrel bombs down on Syrian civilians.
Can a flashy, Western-friendly, millionaire really win Libya's race for prime minister?
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
Obama might be risk averse, but there are at least five scenarios in which he might use military force in the Middle East.
While the Syrian opposition brawls in an Istanbul hotel, the battlefield fighting is increasingly within the rebel camp.
Behind closed doors, the Islamic Republic's famously restrictive laws relax -- and a more permissive world thrives.
As moderate rebels beat back Islamist radicals in Syria, Assad gains.
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
Much has gone right in Afghanistan. It’s more secure, stable, and even optimistic. But there's one final tweak needed before America says goodbye.
Iran’s hard-liners are using mass executions to undermine the nuclear deal.
In refusing to recognize Israel as the “Jewish state,” the Palestinian leader is denying a fact that even Yasser Arafat was willing to admit.
As rockets and threats fly fast and furious, a familiar tension builds in the Middle East.