Middle East

Viewpoints: Violence Between Israel and Palestine

Since Israel restricted Muslim access to a holy site in Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians have plunged into a new battle in their eternal war.

Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS

Khalid al-Asaad, an 83-year-old caretaker of antiquities in Syria, was beheaded by ISIS, but did not receive the same attention as a slain lion. By Teri Schure.

Viewpoints: Iraq and Syria's Ongoing Conflagration

Sectarian warfare in Iraq, a brutal regime in Syria and ISIS in both countries have led to a level of violence and chaos that is extreme even by the Middle East's standards.

Gas Discoveries in the East Mediterranean

Countries in the East Mediterranean can use gas discoveries as a catalyst for regional cooperation, unlocking the region's production potential. By Antonia Dimou.

Saudi Arabia Continues to Turn Screws on U.S. Shale

Saudi Arabia has succeeded in maintaining its market share throughout the oil bust by continuing to ratchet up production. By James Stafford.

Viewpoints: Netanyahu Further Isolates Israel

Through his increasingly belligerent position toward Palestinians and Iran, Netanyahu has managed to incense the United States, Israel's one indispensable ally.

World's 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

A look into which countries use the most energy per capita reveals some surprising results, from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
By Andrew Topf.

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Libya Is a Failed State

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Syria: Interview with Richard Gowan

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Syria: Center of a Region Inflamed

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Egypt: Consequences of Morsi's Removal

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Viewpoints: Egypt Struggles for Its Soul


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Delicate Landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean

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