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The Middle East suffers a new trauma every week. Iraq is disintegrating, as the Syrian conflict crashes across its borders.
Lost amid the chaos of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a little-noticed development in the western press about the Russian defense industry.
The European Union on Wednesday froze the assets of two oil- trading firms accused of organising covert shipments of oil to Syria.
While filming a documentary in Syria in the summer of 2003, I visited the Jaramana refugee camp near Damascus.
A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province July 21, 2014.
Hezbollah boss Hassan Nasrallah made a phone call to Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal on Monday and vowed to support "the resistance in Gaza in any way necessary."
Six children from the same family were killed in an air strike by government forces on a village in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said on Wednesday .
Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate".
THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests.
The young terrorism analyst's sudden fall was due, in part, to the same factors that had made him one of the fastest rising stars in his field - his online connections and self-presentation to jihadists he was attempting to mine for information.
Islamic militants have seized a monastery in northern Iraq, kicking out its Christian monks as well as Christian residents of Mosul.
The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.
Spanish Refugee Aid Commission centre in the southern city of Malaga. The banner on the second floor balcony reads, "The right to live in peace."
Here is the sad state of affairs in U.S. foreign policy today: We are seeing more resolve projected from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations than from the Oval Office.
Anti-government activists said 14 government troops were killed in battles for two villages outside the east Syrian city of Deir el Zour.
DAMASCUS: Rebels have expelled militants from four areas in the Damascus region, after having lost territory to the Islamic State in the north and east of Syria, a monitoring group said Monday.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 01:22 am
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