More than five years into a catastrophic, multi-sided war of attrition, a new order for Syria is coming into view.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
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The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
Hard feelings in Tehran.
What the Obama administration achieved with Iran deserves great credit. But can it endure?
As one of the world's messiest conflicts, the war in Yemen seems to defy any political resolution.
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As in comedy, timing can be vital in politics too. To say outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of Israel is a bit late is putting it mildly. No matter how valid some of Kerry’s belated observations…
Mosul is one of many war-torn cities in the middle East.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.
Initially heralded as the beginning of the end for IS, the effort to take back Iraq's second city is flailing.
Before regime forces reclaimed east Aleppo, it was the last major civilian centre still controlled by the insurgency.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
A vendor sells newspapers with the Arabic headline ‘Trump era’ in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 10, 2016.
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Could the president-elect and his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson adopt useful policies in the Middle East? A scholar sees some hopeful possibilities.
Donald Trump promised during his campaign to renegotiate parts of the Iranian nuclear deal.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.
Previously presumed dead, Australian citizen Neil Prakash was arrested at the Turkish border in late November.
The extradition process for Australian citizen Neil Prakash could be prolonged, as Turkey and other countries may want to interrogate him or seek his extradition.
The most disastrous conflict to break out in the Obama years is still nowhere near its end. It could have been very different.
Ahmed Cherkaoui (Morocco), Les Miroirs Rouges, 1980. Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states, are concerned by the election of Donald Trump.
Muslims everywhere were offended and psychologically shocked by the president-elect’s views. But Syria and Egypt think they can benefit from a Trump presidency.
Thwarted: Netanyahu, Obama and Abbas.
A Middle East in meltdown forced the Obama administration to give up crucial leverage.
There are more than a million Druze worldwide, with the vast majority residing in the Middle East.
Illuminating the origins of one of the oldest peoples in the Middle East.
The world reacts to President-Elect Donald Trump.
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America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is at home. So how does President-elect Trump hope to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing him?
A memorial to the Kafr Qasim victims.
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The 49 Palestinian Israelis murdered by soldiers in 1956 deserve to be officially remembered.
In China, Trump is depicted as a threat to stability.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
The effort to take back IS's biggest prize in Iraq has begun at last. But there's no shortage of other problems to deal with.