Middle East Politics
- Israel Has Been Operating In Syria 'For Months'
April 10 2013 1:29 PM
Israel has been covertly aiding Syrian rebels with medical resources for months, and some wounded fighters are taken to Israel for treatment.
- What’s Going On With Al-Qaeda In Syria?
April 10 2013 12:44 PM
A series of announcements this week confirms the link between al-Qaeda and jihadist rebels in Syria, leaving secular FSA fighters in a bind.
- Death Penalty On Decline, Despite Resumption In A Few Countries: Amnesty
April 10 2013 3:27 AM
In an annual report published on Wednesday, Amnesty International noted the global trend towards ending the death penalty continued.
- Jewish Terrorist Gets Life For Palestinian Murders
April 09 2013 10:37 AM
Yaakov Tytell killed two Palestinian men and attempted to kill two Israelis. He was convicted in January and sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences.
- Syria Rejects Broadening Of UN's Chemical Weapons Probe
April 09 2013 6:43 AM
Syria accused the U.N. Tuesday of attempting to broaden a probe into an alleged chemical attack, official news agency SANA stated.
- Hamas Forcing Men With 'Immodest' Haircuts To Shave Heads
April 08 2013 6:35 PM
Hamas police in Gaza are stepping up enforcement of strict dress codes.
- In Egypt, Christians Clash With Muslims
April 07 2013 1:31 PM
At least five people have been killed in cities just north of Cairo during violent outbreaks between Muslims and Coptic Christians.
- Kerry To Turkey: Please Be Friends With Israel
April 07 2013 10:54 AM
John Kerry is back in the Middle East, trying to restore ties between Israel and Turkey.
- 6 Americans, Doctor Killed In Separate Afghan Attacks
April 06 2013 1:18 PM
Six Americans and an Afghan doctor were killed in Afghanistan on Friday during two separate attacks.
- Secular Assad Uses Religion To Fight Rebels In Syria
April 06 2013 8:52 AM
The Assad regime has called on Shiites to take up arms against the Syrian rebels. In doing so, it has opened a can of snakes.
- Journalists In Syria: Who’s Still Missing As The War Drags On
April 06 2013 8:30 AM
Bashar Fahmi, James Foley, Austin Tice and other journalists have never been found since being captured while reporting on the war in Syria.
- Meet 3 More Malalas, Fighting For Justice In Pakistan
April 05 2013 2:24 PM
Women's-rights activists Humaira Bachal, Khalida Brohi and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy spoke along with Malala Yousafzai at a conference.