October 3, 2012 As U.S. and European sanctions cause unrest in Iran, the ruling clerics may want to ditch the country's flamboyant president.
October 2, 2012 Syria gave the Hamas leader shelter for years. Now Syria has denounced him in withering terms, a sign of the changing alliances in the Middle East.
October 2, 2012 Crowds of anxious Iranians are flocking to foreign exchange offices as the rial continues to plummet; it lost about one-third of its value in just a day. Tough economic and banking sanctions, and an oil embargo, are at the heart of the crisis. Tehran is blaming outsiders, and seems unable to stop the free fall.
October 2, 2012 High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the threshold for more waves of riots.
October 1, 2012 Freelance journalist Austin Tice has been missing since mid-August in Syria. The U.S. government believes he is being held by the Syrian government.
October 1, 2012 Every war has its border town that becomes a haven for refugees, rogues, aid workers and reporters. In the Syrian conflict that town had been Antakya, Turkey. But Turkish authorities are beginning to force Syrians back across the border into a once-sleepy town now controlled by rebels.
October 1, 2012 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brought a large entourage with him when he visited New York last week. One of them, a cameraman, stayed behind and is seeking asylum in the U.S., a lawyer says.