Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John F. Campbell stands beside a map of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz as he addresses a press conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul on November 25, 2015. (AFP/Massoud Hossaini)
November 29, 2015 - 10:10 GMT
The United States mistakenly bombed a hospital run by the humanitarian relief organization Doctors Without Border. Are they ready to face the consequences?
Demonstrators protest police civil rights abuses in New York. (AFP/Timothy Clary)
November 25, 2015 - 09:15 GMT
Following the recent attacks in Paris, a wave of Islamophobia is sweeping across America, drawing dangerous parallels between Muslims and terrorism. Charles Blow discusses how being anti-Muslim is anti-American.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on November 13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (AFP/Joe Raedle)
November 23, 2015 - 07:28 GMT
Following the Paris attacks, the news has been full of xenophobic pandering and the insistence of monitoring and furthering isolating Muslims. Frank Bruni is sure that if America does not act with prudence, Daesh will surely win.
UN mediator to Libya, Bernardino Leon, is now distrusted by Libyan factions for accepting a government sponsored role in the UAE. (AFP/File)
November 17, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
Let's be clear, any form of a peace process in the Libyan turmoil was doomed to fail as soon as UN envoy Bernardino Leon accepted a role with a UAE government body. His objectivity went out of the roof, prompting distrust among already skeptical Libyan factions.
America's unconditional support for Israel is driven by Israel's influence on the US electoral process. And now Tel Aviv has requested an increase in the overall size of the current military aid package from $3 billion to around $5 billion dollars a year. (AFP/File)
November 12, 2015 - 14:09 GMT
A Paul Larudee, co-founder of the Free Palestine Movement and a political activist from California, said that, "America's unconditional support for Israel is driven by it's influence on the US electoral process."
Tourists arrive at the airport in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 9, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
November 12, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
The media frenzy following the downed Russian jet in Egypt's Sinai desert has tarnished Sharm el-Sheikh's reputation as an ideal tourist destination, which will in turn have endless ramifications on the Egyptian economy.
Obama has responded to the Syrian conflict with increased military action and little result. (AFP/File)
November 09, 2015 - 05:50 GMT
Barack Obama's move to put 50 Special Operations soldiers in Syria was branded a gimmick by many because what difference will it make? US intervention clearly isn't working but the government will continue to expand its presence in the war-ravaged country.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) listen while UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (C) speaks during a press conference at the Grand Hotel October 30, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
November 05, 2015 - 08:22 GMT
Author Joseph A. Kechichian slams the recent Syria talks in Vienna, urging Russia and the US to give up on their proxy war.
US special forces conduct training exercises. (AFP/File)
November 03, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
What we had really expected from Washington was that it support the Syrian opposition with arms, intelligence, and diplomacy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during a special Knesset session in memory of late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in Jerusalem on October 26, 2015. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
October 29, 2015 - 07:35 GMT
With his arrogance and thoughtless public commentary, it is no surprise that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is losing support. In a recent poll 73 percent of Israelis said they were unsatisfied with Netanyahu’s performance.
Critics argue that Blair's apology was not genuine in nature, but rather served as a means to lesson the gravity of Blair's mistake in the 2003 Iraq War. (File Photo)
October 26, 2015 - 09:14 GMT
In an interview with CNN, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed regret for Britain's involvement in the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. However, Blair's apology has been met with protestation as Britons are criticizing its genuine nature, stressing that Blair may just be trying to avoid culpability.
Syrian Shiite Muslims attend Ashura prayers, which marks the seventh century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed and one of Shiite Islam's most revered figures, late on October 19, 2015 in Damascus' Zain al-Abidin neighbourhood. (AFP/Youseef Karwashan)
October 21, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Shia Muslims observe Ashura every year to mourn their martyr Imam Hussein. Tears are shed and collected in the hope that those tears will cleanse away their sins.
Skirting established Palestinian leaders, frustrated Palestinian youth are connecting through social media to take up their own personalized intifada. (AFP/File)
October 15, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The growing clashes between Israelis and Palestinians mark not only the emergence of a potential Third Intifada, but also a new phenomenon in which the resistance is personalized and social media driven.
A Kurdish man holds a placard reading 'stop the massacres of Erdogan', a day after the suicide bomb attack in Ankara, during a rally organised by the Kurdish Democratic Council of France in support of the victims, in Paris. (AFP/ Joel Saget)
October 13, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Turkey's leaders engage in political ploys, destabilizing the country in the region's most tumultuous of times.
Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces (unseen) in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 7, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
October 08, 2015 - 08:24 GMT
With lawlessness and violence running rampant in Jerusalem, it may be safe to say the the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been flushed down the toilet.
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the White House, October 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
October 06, 2015 - 06:59 GMT
Russia's military involvement in Syria has deepened the crisis and further complicated things in the region. It's time for the US and indeed its government to take action.