13 Feb 2017
One of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land has reopened with a special mass two years after an arson attack blamed on Jewish extremists.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended the reopening ceremony at the Church of the...
13 Feb 2017
EU leaders are turning to Russia as they seek to stabilize Libya, stem the flow of migrants departing its shores for Europe and combat Islamist terrorism.
But what is Russia's stake in the volatile North African nation?
07 Feb 2017
Syrian authorities have killed as many as 13,000 people — possibly more — since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse," Amnesty...
05 Feb 2017
Trump's travel ban does not only lack compassion, precision and potentially legal grounding, but it is also strategic suicide.
The policy is fundamentally counter-productive to its declared goal of making America -- and the...
02 Feb 2017
The message from many big US companies is loud and clear: We do not support President Trump's travel ban.
But the silence from executives in the region most affected -- north Africa and the Middle East -- is deafening.
01 Feb 2017
Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump's speechwriter, confidante and the author of his controversial immigration ban, has operated on the fringes of his own political party since he was a teenager.
But after what appears...
01 Feb 2017
President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said.
"[Yates] has betrayed the...
31 Jan 2017
The human rights situation in Libya is "catastrophic," with migrants heading for Europe bearing the brunt of abuse, the German government said Monday.
A report Sunday by German weekly Welt am Sonntag quoted an internal Foreign...
29 Jan 2017
Fuad Sharef and his family waited two years for a visa to settle in the United States, selling their home and quitting jobs and schools in Iraq before setting off on Saturday for a new life they saw as a reward for working with US...
26 Jan 2017
Marwan An-Najar, a Palestinian from the south of the Gaza Strip, says he has not tasted sweet tap water in 10 years. Every day, he travels 4km to fill a 20-litre plastic jerrycan at a local desalination station.
Gaza has long suffered...