Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The assumption of power by Syrian President Assad's father, Hafez, came at ironic cost to his own people, the Alawites.
Alleged would-be assassin Manssor Arbabsiar may have been more interested in cashing in on a drug deal than pulling off acts of terrorism.
In the event of war, Iran's missiles could wreak havoc with Saudi Arabia.
Shifting the Iranian threat into high gear in time for the election.
The prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas reflects the power of occupation and the power of changing circumstances.
One legacy of attacking Libya is 20,000 surface-to-air missiles gone missing.
With the Arab uprisings reconfiguring the regional political landscape, the time has come for America to regain the trust and goodwill of the Islamic world. The clock is ticking fast.
Could Iran possibly believe that its nuclear program is advanced enough to deter American military retaliation for the alleged assassination plot?
The United States alleges an Iranian plot to trade money and drugs with a Mexican cartel in exchange for assassinating Saudi and Israeli diplomats.
On the Walk of Shame, poets visit the embassies of Burma, Yemen, and Turkmenistan to read aloud the poems that can't be read inside those countries.