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Iraq’s Most Fearsome Shia Militia Leader Speaks Out

The leader of an Iran-backed faction that attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq is now cast as a hero in the anti-ISIS war. In this interview, there’s a lot …

Iran’s Foreign Minister Says It's Too Early for the U.S. to Reopen Its Embassy in Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Minister said Sunday that it was premature to consider the reopening of a U.S. embassy in the country.<p>Javad Zarif’s remarks come as …

South Asia

Narrative and Reality in United States Direct Aid to the Syrian Armed Opposition, 2012-2014

United States

Joshua Oppenheimer: why I returned to Indonesia’s killing fields

Photograph: PR<p>Adi Rukun and his mother, Rohani, who when the film was shot still lived in the same village as her son’s murderers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/3/1433336331548/007d6240-eb01-447d-859c-132a8f1a1762-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Adi Rukun and his …

Paramilitary

The Beirut-Based Magazine Trying to Bring Liberal Change to the Middle East One Issue at a Time

"The Outpost" was founded in the wake of the Arab Spring, and today it's still trying to keep that movement's ideals alive.<p>Three years ago, when Ibrahim Nehme launched <i>The Outpost</i>, the Arab region was in a state of flux. In Tunisia, one year earlier, Mohamed Bouazizi had set himself …

Middle East

Cyprus arrest of Hezbollah man 'uncovered large-scale Iranian terror plot across Europe'

Israeli security sources believe Hezbollah kept a storeroom hiding massive quantity of explosives in Cyprus for an Iranian-orchestrated terror …

Middle East

Secret weapon to save Beirut's heritage: Art | CNN Travel

Beirut

The battle for Beirut's skyline

<b>Beirut, Lebanon</b> - Following the chaos and destruction of the Lebanese civil war, the battle for Beirut's skyline has endowed Lebanon's capital with a schizophrenic urban landscape: modern luxury apartment blocks tower over crumbling Ottoman mansions, cranes pick at construction sites next to …

Ex-minister's bomb plot conviction puts focus on Lebanon's shady ties with Syria

Throughout the intertwined history of Lebanon and Syria there have been several recurring themes. One has been the willingness of Lebanese leaders to do the bidding of their masters in Damascus; another is the role that Syria has allegedly played in stirring chaos at will.<p>Both were on rare public …

How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

An exclusive look inside newly declassified documents shows how Israel blocked U.S. efforts to uncover its secret nuclear reactor.<p>For decades, the world has known that the massive Israeli facility near Dimona, in the Negev Desert, was the key to its secret nuclear project. Yet, for decades, the …

Al Qaeda Is Beating the Islamic State

Get ready for the clash of caliphates.<p>The Islamic State’s lightning offensive through Iraq and Syria last year has dominated the headlines, but the jihadist group that has won the most territory in the Arab world over the past six months is Al Qaeda. On balance, the Islamic State has lost territory …

How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

World War I was only a global conflict when the Ottoman Empire joined the fray. Those consequences—from genocide to new borders—are still felt …