While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.
The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?
Shale is the new peak oil, and that's why Saudi Arabia still rules global energy markets.
Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.
Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?
Can the wealthy powerbrokers of the Persian Gulf create the Egypt they want?
A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
As the gerontocratic rulers of the House of Saud plot to appoint successors, the inside fight to lead the kingdom is heating up.
The battle for a town on the Lebanese border marks the kingdom's first attempt to lead Syria's fractured opposition.
Saudi Arabia hounded this lawyer out of the country because he stood up for human rights. Now, he explains how the kingdom is launching a new crackdown on dissent.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
Saudi Arabia's farcical justice system condemned seven young men to death this week, and the world remained silent.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
The more things change in Saudi Arabia, the more they remain the same.
Two years after the Arab Spring awoke demons and democracy in the Middle East, I went to see whether changes had roiled the lands of royals.
Obama can't get it right on the Arab Spring unless he holds Saudi Arabia to account.
Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.
Now the beleaguered Syrian opposition has two umbrella groups vying for funds and recognition. Is that really going to help?
Artist Ahmed Mater returns to Islam's holiest site to capture the enormous changes as modernity meets tradition.
Millions of Muslims from around the world begin the hajj -- a journey to the holy city of Mecca.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
Authoritarian countries don't seem to be doing well at the knowledge business. That's probably no accident.
The attack on the U.S. diplomats in Benghazi isn't the first time that Libya's ultraconservative Islamists have tried to shake things up. Can the country's nascent democracy rise to the challenge?
Is relying on Saudi Arabia in times of war a smart tradition or future folly?