Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, take part in a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa. (AFP/File)
March 24, 2015 - 07:53 GMT
Iran tightens its grip on Iraq through its military support in the battle against Daesh. Is Iran merely supporting a fight against a common enemy, or is it slowly but surely conquering Iraq?
US President Barack Obama speaks during the second-annual White House Student Film Festival in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2015 - 08:36 GMT
Afif Emile Safieh, a prominent Palestinian activist, wrote an open letter to US President Barack Obama, urging him to promote peace in the Middle East through foreign policy, especially in light of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent reelection.
Confetti falls in front of a poster of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as supporters of his Likud party take part in early celebrations while they wait for the announcement of the first official results of Israel's parliamentary elections on March 17, 2015 at the party's headquarters in the city of Tel Aviv. (AFP/File)
March 18, 2015 - 09:23 GMT
The elections separated the interests of the Ashkenazi immigrants, known as the "second Israel," from the leftist Sephardic Jews in Israeli's recent Knesset elections.
A picture taken on March 15, 2015 shows flyers on the ground during a campaign meeting of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party's candidate running for general elections, Benjamin Netanyahu (portrait) in Rabin Square. (AFP/File)
March 16, 2015 - 14:35 GMT
On the eve of the elections, writer Raphael Ahren shares insight on how changes in leadership will affect Israeli diplomacy.
Artwork from ‘The 99’, a series of comic books with characters that personify the attributes of Allah. (Image courtesy of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa)
March 12, 2015 - 10:34 GMT
Naif Al-Mutawa invented a series of Muslim comic characters called "The 99." While children and adults across the world are enamored by the terrorist fighting super squad, hardliners are less than impressed.
Ahmed's wife waited for his arrival in America for 460 days. (Photo: LaunchGood fundraiser page)
March 11, 2015 - 07:56 GMT
An Iraqi man endures three wars in his homeland, only to be shot on his front lawn in Texas, USA.
Bibi's Big Adventure: The Daily Show skit delivered a stinging criticism of Netanyahu's US visit (Image:YouTube)
March 10, 2015 - 09:45 GMT
Never underestimate the power of a good laugh: irreverent takes on Netanyahu's speech to US Congress are powerful examples of modern political protest.
While Iraqi Kurdistan leadership has been hailed as endlessly more effective than Baghdad, critics bring stories of an Erbil rife with corruption and a fighting force that fled just as swiftly as the Iraqis. (AFP/File)
March 09, 2015 - 11:18 GMT
Right now Kurdish forces are gaining marked ground in northern Iraq, but their increasing reliance on US airstrikes, as well as their original, stunning defeats in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain last summer suggest they may not be much stronger than the Iraqi army, after all.
More women in the Middle East are seeking higher education and graduating from college. But they aren't transitioning into the workforce.
March 08, 2015 - 16:32 GMT
Jordanian women have one of the highest literacy rates in the Middle East. But what's actually changing?
Benjamin Netanyahu speaks about Iran during his speech to the UN Congress, March 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 04, 2015 - 11:18 GMT
Let's be frank. We knew what Benjamin Netanyahu was going to say during his speech. Iran has nuclear weapons, no deal can happen with America and Palestinians are pretty much terrorists. Should we be surprised?
An Egyptian security official mans a checkpoint in Cairo. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2015 - 08:17 GMT
Although a bold and robust response is needed when it comes to fighting Daesh - namely now in Libya, Arab armies will not help.