Russia has faced few repercussions for its intervention in Crimea and President Vladimir Putin has not revealed his larger intentions in Ukraine.
Very few internal or cross-border disputes these days stay hidden from the wider world. Friendly nations end up embroiled in others' wars and neighbors become peacemakers. This is where we look at our connections during chaos and calm.
The region hasn't dominated headlines for nearly 160 years, but the Crimean War played a huge role in the Western zeitgeist of the time. And its cultural and technological impacts still reverberate.
While Russia carries out military exercises near Ukraine's border and shelters its ousted president, the U.S. is watching closely. But Kerry says Ukraine shouldn't feel pulled between East and West.
NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson answers Redditors' questions about covering the demonstrations in Kiev's Independence Square, the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych and the road ahead for Ukraine.
The big question is about the country's future: Will the former Soviet republic move closer to the EU or remain in Russia's orbit?
The first fissures witnessed in 2011 have blown wide open, and the country has morphed into the Wild West. One activist who returned to Libya to support the revolution, says the dreams of a new Libya are at risk.
Fewer people are taking the bus down to the southern district of Lebanon's capital. A series of bombings has the bustling, residential area on edge. If you do take the trip, you're likely to run into a checkpoint — either run by the army or Hezbollah. Meanwhile, shop owners continue to pile up sandbags to barricade their livelihoods.
Internal disagreements among Israelis and Palestinians can be just as sharp as disputes between the two sides. NPR's Emily Harris heard these conflicting views as she traveled through the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.
With the presidential campaigns underway, one of the questions commonly asked around Kabul is whether the election will be held at all this year. If it is, there are a handful of candidates who are likely to come out ahead.
More than a week of negotiations in Geneva failed to produce a breakthrough. The two sides may meet again soon, but there's no sign they are capable of establishing a transitional government.