Articles by Maya Shwayder
Russia Ships Advanced Cruise Missiles To Syria
May 17 2013 12:33 PM
The death toll in Syria is now above 80,000 and the number of refugees stands at 1.5 million, according to U.N. estimates.
Brennan In Israel, While Fatah Wants One-State Solution
May 17 2013 10:21 AM
CIA Director John Brennan is in Israel following a letter from Fatah officials which declared their support for a one-state solution.
Turkish PM To Visit Gaza, Over U.S. Protests
May 16 2013 2:50 PM
Despite pressure from the U.S. to skip it, Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed his decision to visit Gaza.
Twitter Users Are Going To Hell: Saudi Police Chief
May 16 2013 10:44 AM
In Saudi Arabia's ongoing war on social media, an official warned Twitter users that they have "lost this world."
Clashes As Palestinians Mark 'Day Of The Catastrophe'
May 15 2013 10:29 AM
Yom Al-Nakba, or Day of the Catastrophe, is a commemoration of the day when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced out of their homes.
English Only? The State Department's Got You Covered
May 14 2013 2:48 PM
A new app, simply titled "American English," is available for download on any phone that runs Java or Android.
Back In The USSR: Before Ryan Fogle, Other US And Russian Spies
May 14 2013 12:14 PM
Ryan Fogle, who was apprehended Tuesday morning, is the latest high-profile case involving Russia and spies in the post Cold-War era.
Alleged CIA Agent Detained In Moscow
May 14 2013 8:15 AM
Russian authorities have detained a man working at the Moscow U.S. Embassy for allegedly attempting to recruit a Russian intelligence officer.
Everyone Should Eat More Insects: UN Report
May 13 2013 2:16 PM
The Food and Agriculture Organization says that for environmental and health purposes, people should eat bugs.
Bangladesh Death Toll: Now More Than 1,100
May 13 2013 11:23 AM
The Bangladeshi government said Monday the April 24 garment factory collapse near the capital Dhaka has killed an estimated 1,100 people.
Muslim Brotherhood Official A No-Show In D.C.
May 11 2013 10:09 AM
The Muslim Brotherhood may have forced Helmy El-Gazzar to cancel his address.
Pakistan’s Vote: Unprecedented, Unpredictable, Possibly Deadly
May 10 2013 3:41 PM
Saturday will mark the first time in Pakistan's history that a civilian government has completed a full term in office.