May 15, 2013 Ali Abdulemam was perhaps the most prominent online activist in Bahrain when he went into hiding in March 2011 to avoid arrest. He recently escaped the Gulf nation and made his first public appearance in more than two years on Wednesday.
May 15, 2013 War crimes are increasingly defining the conflict in Syria. But a recent workshop for opposition fighters held in southern Turkey hopes to teach them international humanitarian law that helps them be "Fighters Not Killers."
May 14, 2013 The country is gearing up for a presidential election next month, and the lack of a clear front-runner, analysts say, is a sign the political elite isn't united behind a single candidate. The late entrance of a former president, in particular, will likely alter the shape of the race.
May 13, 2013 The Israeli prime minister is facing criticism for spending $127,000 of public money to outfit an El Al jet with a double bed plus a wall around it so he and his wife could rest well on a flight to London last month. The scrutiny comes as the government is considering cuts to defense and social programs.
May 13, 2013 A plan for U.S.-Russian peace conference marks a major step, the prime minister tells NPR. He believes that while Russian President Vladimir Putin still differs with the West over what to do about Syrian President Bashar Assad, there is agreement about the need for a peaceful transition.