The appointment of a new Lebanese Prime Minister illustrates the arcane complexity — and absurdity — of the country’s …
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.
Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.
Among today’s picks: factional politics in China, the emerging proxy wars in the Middle East and remembering 8-8-88 in Burma.
Among today’s picks: the Syrian situation, Burma and Thailand play good neighbors and inside Argentina’s soccer hooligan culture.
UPDATE: U.S. officials say the bomber has been identified as a member of a Hizballah cell.
In the absence of firm evidence, the strongest argument for Iranian involvement in the bombing of a busload of Israeli tourists at a …
Today’s picks: the stormy waters of the South China Sea, India faces the fallout from late monsoon rains and a controversial German writer and economist (not surprisingly) speaks his mind
What you need to know about world news on June 13: Helicopters get sent to Syria; (lots of) fish get thrown out in Europe; and a plague of locusts gets set to descend on Mali.