The peace conference in Geneva has failed to deliver humanitarian aid to a starving population. Will opposing sides be able …
An international tribunal investigation into the 2005 assassination of a former Prime Minister is overshadowed by the threat of regional sectarian war
As the sectarian violence of Syria’s conflict spills over, the proxy struggles between Lebanon’s influential Shi‘ite organization Hizballah and the staunchly Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have turned into open war
A spike in the trafficking of the illegal drug Captagon, popular in the Middle East, is connected to Syria’s brutal civil war
Fighting continued for a fifth straight day in the strategic Syrian city of Qusayr, as opposition forces fighting the regime of President Bashar Assad sought desperately to maintain their slipping grip in a battle that could …
The appointment of a new Lebanese Prime Minister illustrates the arcane complexity — and absurdity — of the country’s sectarian politics
Though Syria will not be discussed when the West and Iran sit down for nuclear talks, it is likely to be part of the unresolved calculus of power in the region
Alarms over Hizballah’s primitive drone were a publicity coup for Lebanon’s Shi’ite militia. But the PR stunt may have given away any potential element of surprise in the event of another war with Israel.
Today’s picks: the en masse arrival of Pakistan’s Hindus into neigboring India to escape religious persecution, lingering questions over Turkey’s human rights record, as it attempts to reposition itself as the Middle East’s …
In today’s offerings: the U.S. and China’s increasing military competition, Ai Weiwei’s protege and Palestinian politics intersect with regional realities.
Syria’s foreign minister speaks, this week’s controversial visits by the Egyptian president and Colombia’s leader confirms peace talks with leftist rebels.