Articles by Maya Shwayder
- Do Syrian Rebels (And Al-Qaeda) Have Chemical Weapons?
March 19 2013 3:25 PM
An alleged, but unconfirmed, chemical weapons attack in Syria on Tuesday has the world wondering if a red line has been crossed.
- As Obama Prepares For Israel Visit, Jailed Spy Issue Resurfaces
March 19 2013 6:18 AM
Israelis have been campaigning to have convicted spy Pollard, currently in a U.S. prison, deported to Israel. He's unlikely to be released.
- Saudi Cleric To Government: Reform, Or Else
March 18 2013 3:54 PM
A Saudi cleric sent an open letter to the Saudi Arabian government asking to reform or face a possible new Arab Spring.
- Asma Assad Makes Rare Appearance [VIDEO]
March 18 2013 12:08 PM
Asma al-Assad, wife of internationally despised Syrian President Bashar, appeared at a charity event. Her husband's whereabouts are unknown.
- Syrian Conflict’s 2-Year Mark: By The Numbers
March 16 2013 12:30 PM
To mark the two-year anniversary of Syria's civil war that began on March 15, 2011, here’s a look at some of the conflict's statistics.
- Ban On Violence Against Women Meets Opposition
March 15 2013 11:54 PM
A proposal submitted to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was opposed by some U.N. member states.
- New Israeli Government: Here's Who's In It
March 15 2013 2:23 PM
Habemus gubernum! Just in time for the impending Saturday deadline, Israel’s politicians finalized the next coalition government.
- Tunisian Artists Arrested Over Song, 'Cops Are Dogs'
March 14 2013 10:50 AM
Two Tunisian artists have been arrested for collaborating with rapper Weld El 15 on a music video insulting the police.
- How To Become A Papal Swiss Guard [PHOTOS]
March 14 2013 10:11 AM
With the international media craze around Pope Francis I, the Vatican's Swiss Guards are on every TV screen. But who are they?
- Prince Charles Visits Syrian Refugee Camp [PHOTOS]
March 13 2013 12:56 PM
The heir to the British throne and the Duchess of Cornwall, are on an official visit to Jordan to examine the plight of the Syrian refugees housed there.
- Obama To Dine With Miss Israel
March 13 2013 10:50 AM
Among the many dignitaries Obama will meet on his trip to Israel will be the first Ethiopian-born Miss Israel.
- Saudi Arabia Executes Seven Men For Robbery
March 13 2013 8:51 AM
Seven men in Saudi Arabia were executed on Wednesday on charges of theft and armed robbery.
- Try The Salmon That's Not Endangered: A New UN Fish App
March 12 2013 3:30 PM
The U.N. backed the development of a new mobile app, Applifish, that helps consumers track what species of fish are endangered.
- Iran Wants To Sue Hollywood Over 'Argo' -- Really
March 12 2013 1:07 PM
Iran is in talks with a lawyer to sue Hollywood over the "unrealistic portrayal" of the country in Oscar winner "Argo."
- Cyber-Rebels See Way To Get Around Iran’s VPN Internet Block
March 11 2013 6:50 PM
Iran has closed the notorious VPN loophole in its control of the internet. One anti-censorship site claims it's found a way around it.
- UN Demands Another Inquiry On Human Rights In North Korea
March 11 2013 5:32 PM
It may be a surprise, but apparently the UN thinks North Koreans still have some human rights left for the regime to violate.
- Syrian Refugees And The Little They Have Left
March 08 2013 2:59 PM
The U.N. estimates there are now 1 million Syrian refugees living in camps outside Syria.
- Who Are The Martyrs Of Yarmouk Of Syria?
March 08 2013 2:07 PM
This small subset of the Free Syrian Army has garnered quite a lot of attention, and trouble, after kidnapping 20 U.N. peacekeepers.
- With Kenya's Election Results, Uncertainty Reigns
March 08 2013 12:44 PM
Uhuru Kenyatta, leader of the National Alliance, is leading the vote count, but his opponent, Raila Odinga, claims election fraud occurred.
- UN Security Council To North Korea: Stop It
March 07 2013 11:34 AM
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved new and tougher sanctions against North Korea, restricting travel and funds.