November 25, 2013 Representatives from the opposition and from the Assad regime will sit down for the first time, the U.N. says. But great obstacles remain. The opposition says Assad must step down. He and his supporters have said they aren't going to discuss handing over power.
October 4, 2013 Former foreign editor John Felton conducts quarterly, independent, reviews of NPR's Israeli-Palestinian coverage. His third-quarter 2013 report is now available.
July 19, 2013 Former foreign editor John Felton conducts quarterly, independent, reviews of NPR's Israeli-Palestinian coverage. His second-quarter 2013 report is now available online.
May 17, 2013 Efforts to stop the war between the Assad regime and those trying to topple it could be set back again by Russia's actions, U.S. lawmakers say.
November 21, 2012 Talk of a cease-fire had been shattered by an attack in Israel and more airstrikes on targets in Gaza. But in Egypt, which had been trying to broker a truce, a deal was announced. Will it last?
July 19, 2012 An independent review of NPR's Mideast coverage by former foreign editor John Felton.
April 18, 2012 An independent review of NPR's Mideast coverage by former foreign editor John Felton. Coverage focused on Iran's nuclear program and he found it to be generally accurate and fair. Some minor errors and a Robert Siegel interview with an Israeli ambassador were exceptions.
February 14, 2012 A quarterly review of NPR's Israeli-Palestinian coverage by independent journalist John Felton.
September 15, 2010 Tea party activists win primaries, mideast talks; Musharraf vows return