June 16, 2013 Sahar Delijani was born in an Iranian prison, where her parents were held as political activists. Her debut novel, Children of the Jacaranda Tree, is inspired by true stories of the post-revolutionary Iran she was born into and follows the rippling effects of oppression forward into the present.
June 16, 2013 A string of deadly attacks that appeared to be coordinated car bombs and shootings has left at least 30 people and many more wounded across Iraq on Sunday
June 16, 2013 The director of Cairo's Opera House has been sacked, sparking protests and a sit-in at the Culture Ministry. Egyptian artists say there's a culture war underway, pitting secularists against the Islamist administration of President Mohamed Morsi.
June 15, 2013 The tech giant hopes the test of flying hotspots will bring service to billions of people in remote areas such as Africa and Southeast Asia.
June 15, 2013 The Syrian war has been raging for two years, yet the rebel fighters are relatively unknown. The U.S. decision to provide weapons will put a spotlight on the rebels, who cover a broad spectrum, from secular nationalists to Islamist extremists.
June 15, 2013 After two weeks of anti-government demonstrations, security forces have again clashed with protesters opposed to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
June 15, 2013 A bombing on a bus carrying female university students was followed by an attack on the hospital where the victims had been taken. The attacks came just hours after militants destroyed a historic residence that had once been used by the country's founding father.
June 15, 2013 Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that evidence cited by the U.S. for Syria's use of chemical weapons does not meet stringent international standards.
June 15, 2013 The interior minister announced Saturday that reformist-backed candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former nuclear negotiator, had won the election.