May 4, 2013 Israel has conducted an airstrike against a target in Syria, in an apparent attempt to keep a shipment of missiles from reaching Hezbollah, according to multiple news agencies citing Israeli and U.S. officials. Israel has not officially confirmed the attack, which reportedly came early Friday.
April 30, 2013 A traveling Greek exhibit on the Olympics included two ancient statues of nude young men. That didn't go over so well in the conservative Muslim emirate.
April 30, 2013 The bombing is the second in as many days in Damascus and is thought to be part of a stepped-up campaign against the government.
April 28, 2013 Political cartoons have a long history in Iran and give voice to critics of the authoritarian regime. Lately cartoonists have been increasingly persecuted for their work. A recent book, Sketches of Iran, pairs 40 political essays with cartoons depicting life in Iran today.