July 22, 2013 As the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, David Kirkpatrick has covered events in the region since January 2011. He says that the toppling of the democratically elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi throws the changes of the Arab Spring into question.
July 20, 2013 The announcement comes hours after Secretary of State John Kerry said the two sides had agreed in principle to restart peace talks that collapsed five years ago.
July 19, 2013 The details have not been finalized, but the sides appear close to resuming full-fledged negotiations after years of stalemate.
July 19, 2013 The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began last week and continues until Aug. 7. It means 30 days of avoiding food and drink all day. But in many families, someone still has to prepare a hearty dinner while fasting.
July 19, 2013 The trip comes after Palestinians balked at some of the conditions for returning to negotiations. The Mideast peace process has been a priority for John Kerry as secretary of state. This visit is his sixth to the region in as many months.
July 18, 2013 The accuracy of Al-Jazeera's reporting has come under criticism in the past, and now the network is taking a hit amid claims it slanted its coverage in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood during Egypt's recent political crisis. At stake, too, is the credibility of Al-Jazeera's main backer, Qatar.
July 17, 2013 Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram they lose by Aug. 16.