A quiet meeting this past March in Saudi Arabia, and a recent anonymous leak from the Israeli military, set the stage for what may be a new and wider war in the Middle East.
The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday.
Yemen, the small country tucked into the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, is shattering old alliances and spurring new ones.
The civil war in Yemen is a long-running conflict over access to political power and resources, not religion, or any attempt by Iran to spread its influence.
Iraqi President Fuad Masum was asked whether it was U.S. airstrikes, with Iraqi fighters and Iranian militiamen, that helped liberate the town of Amerli. He confirmed that it was.
"Everybody knows now that Netanyahu and his co-bullies were aware the three young settlers were murdered on the first day they were kidnapped."
Hundreds of Israeli Jews visited the mourning family of Muhammad Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Tuesday to express condolences over the vicious killing of the Palestinian teenager last week.
As Iraq tumbles into another war, it's important to remember why adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the "Great Loot" set out to do.
For almost a century, the Kurds-one of the world's largest ethnic groups without its own state-have been deceived and double-crossed, their language and culture suppressed, their villages burned and bombed, and their people scattered; now they are major players in the Middle East.
Issues that fueled the May and June protests are hardly a laughing matter, and they are not about to quietly disappear.