Tensions in the Persian Gulf are high after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric. Iran sees itself as the champion of Shiite Islam and is furious with the Saudi action. Saudi Arabia has retaliated by cutting off relations.
When new parents are foreign correspondents accustomed to living precariously, sometimes in war zones? The challenges of becoming a parent can be a bit more challenging. The Financial Times' Borzou Daragahi, based in Cairo can tell you a thing or two.
Syria's crops are spoling in the country's fields. The nation's livestock are being starved, sold or killed. According to a new report from the United Nations, Syrians are in danger of starving if urgent aid isn't provided.
The U.S. is continuing to move, slowly, toward military strikes on Syria, in response to the use of chemical weapons there earlier this month. But as U.S. officials move forward, some are wondering just was sort of response that might elicit from Syria.
The Afghan election is just a month away and security is a major campaign issue. Civilian casualties are at an all-time high. Kamel Hamade was a businessman who went to great lengths to make his restaurant an oasis in otherwise violent Kabul, and he died for his efforts.
Health officials have been warning residents around the Middle East to stay indoors as a thick cloud of dust is passed through the region. The sandstorm has been blowing around since Monday effecting several countries.