Americans are wringing their hands about the grave threat that a nuclear Iran would pose to the United States. But the numbers tell a different story.
With the stroke of a pen, a new bill in Congress could slash the number of Palestinian refugees -- and open a world of controversy.
France fetes a new president, Spanish activists take to the streets, and Ratko Mladic finally goes to trial.
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The Palestinian Authority is taking aggressive new measures to squelch dissent -- and the White House is missing in action.
Egypt may think it struck a blow against Israel by canceling a gas deal between the two countries. But all it really did was shoot itself in the foot.
The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.
Twelve women challenging their societies to change the status quo.
Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.
Turkey can be a democratic model for the Middle East, its president says.
North Korea launches a dud, a fragile cease-fire holds in Syria, and Rick Santorum bows out.
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The Pope dons a sombrero, French police hunt suspected Islamists, and a Tongan king is laid to rest.
From the Jewish cabal to the Capitol Hill Knesset, the worst leaps of logic when it comes to Israel, U.S. politics, and the Middle East.
By ruling out the possibility of deterring a nuclear Iran, President Obama is needlessly increasing the risks of a ruinous war.
This time, it's not Hamas firing rockets into Israel -- it's Iranian proxies seeking to create havoc.
Israel and China just celebrated 20 years of friendship. But will this new special relationship come to the breaking point over Tehran?
In an age of globalization and revolutionary upheaval, grand impersonal forces might appear to be winning out. But don't discount the human factor.
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