Or, after two years of bitter political feuds, maybe there's more trouble brewing in the Caucasus.
A visit with Jon Gnarr, the 'best' politician in Reykjavik.
As the new season of his show premieres, Bassem Youssef tries to find humor in military rule.
In Syria's little town that could, the death and resurrection of the witty, profane campaign to show the world the tragedy of civil war.
Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?
The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.
For 50 years, Mahmoud Labib has cut the hair of Egypt's rulers, from Sadat to Mubarak.
Meet Abu Omar: Al Qaeda busted him out of Abu Ghraib. Now he has gone to fight in Syria.
Qatar Airways sits reporters in vibrating seats, loads them with 39-year-old wine, and never explicitly asks for glowing press coverage.
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.
Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.
How Germany's staid, go-slow chancellor is changing Europe forever.
For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.
Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?
As Egypt's military government cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood with unprecedented force, the defiant are going underground.
How do Syria’s rebels feel about a U.S. bombing campaign against Assad?
A doctor reports from the front lines of Bashar al-Assad's war on civilians.
With the war on its doorstep, how long can Israel manage to stay out of Syria?
For Syrian refugees stuck along the Turkish border, war brings a slow and simmering cruelty.
Armies of Kurdish women are taking on Syria's Islamists -- and winning.
As the body count rises in Cairo, the Muslim Brotherhood insists it will stick to non-violent resistance. But even its members admit that they can't convince everyone to go along with the plan.
For an infamous danger zone, Marib province is beautiful, ancient, and, at times, remarkably peaceful.