June 5, 2012 Diplomats on the list are from the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany and Canada. They're all countries that have been condemning the Assad regime's deadly crackdown on dissent.
June 4, 2012 Israel's government is backing a public-relations campaign styling the country as a haven for the gay community. Israel offers many legal protections to gays in a region that is typically hostile to them. But activists say the progress came in spite of — not because of — the government
June 4, 2012 New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.
June 3, 2012 Islam is conventionally thought to have arisen in the Arabian desert, free from any outside influences. But a new book by historian Tom Hollander provides some surprising historical context — and an origin story quite different from the one most people know.