Articles by Maya Shwayder
- Israel Arrests 'Five Senior Hamas Members'
March 27 2013 11:59 AM
One of those arrested was Hamas party member and Member of Parliament Mohammed Jamal al-Natshe.
- Five Jordanian Students Jailed For 'Devil Worship'
March 27 2013 10:51 AM
Human Rights Watch called for the release of five Jordanian students, just before they were official charged with devil worship and desecrating the Quran.
- A Plague Of Locusts, In Madagascar, Of All Places
March 26 2013 7:32 PM
About half of Madagascar is infested with locusts, and the U.N. says they need $41 million to fight them off.
- Knox Back On Trial: What Happens Next
March 26 2013 2:25 PM
The Italian Court of Cassation overturned the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Here's what happens next.
- The Other Amanda Knoxes
March 26 2013 1:43 PM
Here are a few other travelers who, unwittingly or not, found themselves locked up after various misdeeds.
- Are Saudis Taking Big Brother Approach?
March 25 2013 3:02 PM
What the Saudis want to do regarding Skype calls can be called regulation or censorship. The Saudis say it's the latter.
- Jordan Has An Airline Running Guns To Syria With CIA Help
March 25 2013 1:34 PM
Several Arab governments have been colluding with the CIA since early 2012 to smuggle guns into Syria.
- Saudi Leaders: Don’t Go Fight In Syria
March 25 2013 11:00 AM
The Saudi government issued a stern warning on Monday to any of its citizens with an itch to go fight in Syria: Don't do it.
- Boris Berezovsky's Death: No Signs Of Foul Play, Yet
March 24 2013 1:48 PM
The circumstances surrounding the sudden death of Russian ex-billionaire and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky remain mysterious.
- Kerry To Iraq: Stop Giving Assad Guns
March 24 2013 11:48 AM
John Kerry made a surprise visit to Iraq to convince the government to enforce stricter searches on Iranian planes carrying weapons to Syria.
- Israel Fires At Syria From The Golan Heights
March 24 2013 10:41 AM
Israel Defense Forces fired into Syria early Sunday morning in response to gunfire from Syrian government forces.
- The Business Of Palestine: 'I Haven't Bribed Anyone In 15 Years'
March 22 2013 9:43 PM
Palestinian-Americans moving back to their West Bank homeland to open businesses are finding it can be very different from expectations.
- Obama Goes To Jordan, As Do 1,800 Syrian Refugees
March 22 2013 6:36 PM
The U.S. president arrived in Jordan on the last leg of his Middle East tour Friday -- the same day a large influx of refugees also came.
- Obama In Jerusalem: Two Speeches For Two Peoples
March 21 2013 1:13 PM
Obama's speech to Israeli students in Jerusalem was well-received by the crowd.
- Full Text Of Abbas-Obama Press Conference
March 21 2013 11:56 AM
President Obama held a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at 1:30 p.m. local time. Text provided by the White House.
- Full Text Of Netanayhu-Obama Press Conference
March 21 2013 11:56 AM
Obama and Netanyahu held a joint press conference on Tuesday night at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. Text provided by the White House.
- Full Text Of Obama's Speech In Israel
March 21 2013 11:55 AM
Transcript provided by the White House Press Secretary. The president's off-script moment talking about Palestinian children isn't included.
- Obama In Israel, Day 2: A Softening Of Abbas' Position?
March 21 2013 8:47 AM
Obama delivered a one-hour speech, peppered with multiple standing ovations with the words "thank you very much" in Hebrew: "toda raba."
- Saudi Arabia Arrests 18 People For Espionage
March 20 2013 4:29 PM
A mass arrest of people accused of espionage may point the finger at Iran, but the Saudis are, typically, keeping quiet.
- Poorest Of The Poor: UN Releases Report On World’s 'Least Developed Countries'
March 19 2013 7:34 PM
From Afghanistan to Zambia, here are the world's countries that are struggling the most.