| Apr 7, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Every evening since a mostly Sunni Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia began airstrikes against Shiite Muslim rebels in Yemen, journalists have been invited into an air base in the Saudi capital for a briefing on the day's battlefield developments.
| Mar 28, 2015
| 8:25 PM
The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer toward the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts.
What began as a peaceful struggle to unseat a Tunisian...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Anti-government forces active in the southern provinces in Syria wrested control of an army stronghold near the Jordanian border Wednesday, pro-opposition sources said, in a small but significant victory for the rebels.
"The town of Busra al Sham has...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:00 PM
President Obama is clearly right — and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong — about the Iran nuclear negotiations. But the broader and more consequential question of Iran's place in the world is much more complicated.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:11 PM
Disillusioned with the Marine Corps and fearing he would die in combat, an Arab American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq in 2004 and fled to his native Lebanon, a Marine prosecutor told a court-martial Friday.
Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun made...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:39 PM
Loudspeakers mounted on pickup trucks regularly blare a message of defiance above the steady din of honking horns and grinding motors.
"Beware of the West!" warns the amplified voice, echoing amid traffic-clogged streets and bustling shops. "The West...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Syrian forces fighting to push back opposition gains in the southern part of the country wrested control of a number of villages Friday, according to government and rebel accounts, as the military pressed an offensive south of Damascus, the capital.
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The last 14 years have been tough for followers of Islam. The fallout after 9-11 and recent incidents including ISIS atrocities and the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris undercut Islam's trademark as a religion of peace. And it bred scorn and distrust of...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 1:08 PM
A diverse array of Muslim religious and political leaders have issued condemnations of the Paris massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine ahead of vigils planned here Sunday to mourn the victims.
Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim religious leader,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:30 PM
A line of cars stood at this frigid mountain border crossing on Monday, waiting for families and friends arriving from neighboring Syria — if they came at all.
“It’s a tragic situation on the other side. We’re being treated like...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:28 PM
In 2006, Ahmed Rehab, then communications director and now head of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and I engaged in an online dialogue sparked by the controversy over the violent response in the Muslim world to the...