Obama's foreign policy
May 26, 2015 - 08:51 GMT
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes the hand of European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini following their meeting in Jerusalem, on May 20, 2015. (AFP/Dan Balilty)
May 24, 2015 - 08:39 GMT
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini paid a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an attempt to relaunch the peace process.
A screenshot from a YouTube video shows Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Anbar after the militant group seized the area, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 19, 2015 - 09:15 GMT
The fall of Ramadi to Daesh militants is probably the biggest loss for the Iraqi government since the terrorist group took over Mosul in June 2014. What will Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the international community do next?
Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi raises his hands from behind the defendant's cage as the judge reads out his verdict sentencing him and more than 100 other defendants to death at the police academy in Cairo on May 16, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
May 17, 2015 - 07:24 GMT
Morsi supporters condemned the sentence while his detractors celebrated it as a victory.
A masked Palestinian protesters hurls stones towards Israeli forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
May 11, 2015 - 07:25 GMT
Arab Israelis use "Nakba Day", which marks the foundation of the Israeli state, to reflect upon their right to return to the lands of their ancestors.
Israeli soldiers fire teargas during clashes at the funeral of Samir Ahmed Awad, 17, in the West Bank village of Budrus on January 15, 2013 (AFP/Abbas Momani)
May 07, 2015 - 08:27 GMT
A former IDF sniper calls for an intensive investigation into Israel's combat protocol during the Summer 2014 Gaza war.
Southern Separatist Movement supporters in Yemen move tanks through Aden, May 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 06:04 GMT
When you look at the implications of what is going on in the Middle East, it looks extremely ridiculous. The Sunni-Shia divide along with a few Western nations stirring it up means everyone is bombing each other in the region.
Abu Dhabi owns nine percent of the world's oil, making it one of the wealthiest cities in the world. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2015 - 07:56 GMT
Abu Dhabi could be deemed as an orientalist's dream; modern with a cultural edge, but does the emirate have a darker background than it lets on?
An army made up of Arab nations would put a further strain on the region. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2015 - 10:56 GMT
While some Arab countries move to establish a joint military force in the Middle East, such actions could put a further dent in the region's rocky Sunni-Shia relationship.
There is increasing concern about the role of Iranian influence and Shiite militias in a post-ISIL Iraq. (AFP/File)
April 23, 2015 - 10:57 GMT
While ISIL (Daesh) may be making gains in Syria, the tides of battle are shifting against them in Iraq.
April 21, 2015 - 13:12 GMT
"Women's rights are not only about gender equality but also about abolishing the innate hegemonic undercurrents of power and control."