April 18, 2013 In a new documentary premiering on HBO, the journalist explores the life of his friend, the war photographer Tim Hetherington. The two collaborated on the 2010 documentary Restrepo, and Junger was profoundly changed after Hetherington was killed by shrapnel in Libya in 2011.
April 17, 2013 Damascus would normally host a parade on independence day. But the streets are largely empty, aside from jittery government security forces manning checkpoints.
April 16, 2013 The group, said to support the regime of President Bashar Assad, has attacked other news organizations' websites in recent months. This time, it got into NPR.org, The Two-Way and some of NPR's Twitter accounts.
April 16, 2013 In his new book, The Dispensable Nation, former State Department adviser Vali Nasr explores the state of U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan and beyond. Nasr says the U.S. "is happy ... to play a less important role, to no longer be the stabilizer."
April 14, 2013 In the coming weeks, the Obama administration will ply host to the leaders of several Middle Eastern nations. They are coming, in part, to register their concerns about the ongoing violence in Syria and to nudge the Obama administration to do more to tip the balance in favor of the rebels trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.
April 13, 2013 Salam Fayyad's exit ends a power struggle with President Mahmoud Abbas that rose to new heights in recent months. Fayyad had reportedly tried to quit his job earlier this week; Abbas initially refused it, but he finally accepted the resignation Saturday.
April 13, 2013 A Cairo courtroom burst into chants of "The people want the execution of the president" on Saturday after the judge overseeing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial withdrew from the case on opening day.
April 9, 2013 The war in Syria has torn families apart and driven millions out of the country, but it has also transformed some Syrians as they take on roles they never imagined. A 26-year-old woman from Homs has put her dream of teaching English literature on hold as she works with the opposition.
April 9, 2013 People across the Gulf region say they felt feeling the quake, which hit near the city of Bushehr, the location of an Iranian nuclear power plant. At least three people reportedly are dead.
April 8, 2013 A major blast inside what's known as the "Square of Security" in the Syrian capital today is the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the capital. The instability has grown so quickly in the past month or so that many die-hard Damascenes are fleeing.