| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.
So far, there has been silence from the extremists about the fate of...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Abba Eban, Israel's legendary representative to the United Nations, once famously remarked that "the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proved Eban's point Friday, in an incendiary speech to the U....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Prince Bandar bin Sultan's replacement last week as Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has fueled speculation about a shift in the monarchy’s shaky relations with the United States and its position toward the Syrian conflict — not to mention...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Eleven new cases of the occasionally fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, were reported in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, two days after the nation’s health minister was replaced.
In the week ending Monday, 67 cases were reported of the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Kamel Mahadin visited Baltimore 30 years ago as a graduate student studying landscape architecture at Louisiana State University. He returned Wednesday as the head of an ambitious, multibillion-dollar effort to build out Jordan's lone waterfront city into...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues:
After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:35 PM
President Obama came nearly full circle on Iraq on Thursday, sending military advisers back to cope with that country's disintegration, as U.S. officials lobbied for replacement of the prime minister that America helped install. These were the right...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport.
But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:36 PM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce his plan to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in a speech to Americans that the White House said will discuss direct U.S. military action as well as support...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June.
Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...