November 5, 2013 Also: Catherine Chung on being an "Asian-American writer;" Lucy Hughes-Hallett wins the Samuel Johnson Prize; new poems from Diana Chien.
October 13, 2013 Israeli military officials announced Sunday that they have discovered an underground tunnel that leads from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel. They say the tunnel could have been used for an attack against Israelis.
July 26, 2013 The charges against the ousted Egyptian leader stem from his 2011 escape from prison in the final days of the Hosni Mubarak regime.
June 4, 2013 Palestinians convicted of working for Israel's security forces face harsh punishment, which can include vigilante justice. Hamas, the Islamic group that runs the Gaza Strip, has been waging a campaign to crack down on Palestinian collaborators, or informants.
May 17, 2013 The Islamic group Hamas runs the Gaza Strip and controls the police force. A number of young men say police plucked them from the street and shaved their heads recently, apparently because the officers didn't approve of their hairstyles.
November 22, 2012 Several people, including an Arab Israeli, was arrested in connection with Wednesday's bombing that wounded 27 people. All those arrested were linked to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
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?
November 11, 2012 The shots — the first that Israel has fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War — come just days after a Syrian mortar shell hit a target inside the Israel-occupied Golan Heights. Israel noted the Syrian firing was part of that country's civil war. Separately, Israel also said it was ready to respond to a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza.