As rockets and threats fly fast and furious, a familiar tension builds in the Middle East.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it.
Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
Meet what might soon be the West's unpredictable new friend in Syria -- the Islamic Front.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.
How Israel won the Arab Spring, and why a dangerous new instability threatens the entire region's geopolitical landscape.
Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.
For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.
The Central African Republic has suffered a horrific collapse. But is the worst violence between the country’s Muslims and Christians yet to come?
Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
Syrian jihadi groups are now kidnapping and killing one another. Is this the beginning of an all out war, or an opportunity for the moderates?
For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.
Will Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood fan the embers of Islamic insurgency?
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?