August 6, 2013 Already on alert across the Middle East and North Africa because of intelligence about possible terrorist attacks, the U.S. has now issued a very specific warning about travel in Yemen.
August 4, 2013 More than 20 diplomatic posts, including consulates, have been temporarily shut down throughout the Middle East and the Arabian peninsula and the State Department has issued a global travel warning for Americans.
August 4, 2013 Hassan Rouhani, elected in June, has pledged greater openness on his country's nuclear program, but already he's seeming to echo the confrontational tone of his predecessor.
August 2, 2013 Growing numbers of Egyptians are turning against the generals, politicians and youth group credited with sparking the popular groundswell that led to the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi less than a month ago. Some are joining Third Square, a new movement that's emerged as a result of growing discontent.
August 1, 2013 The attack showed that while the government has made significant gains, rebels still have firepower. The explosion hit the neighborhood of Zahra, which is majority Alawite, the same sect as President Bashar Assad.
July 31, 2013 Work will begin next year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on what's touted as the world's biggest investment in public transportation. The biggest impact is likely to be social, providing greater independence and affordable transportation options for women — who are forbidden from driving — and the poor.