Qatar's Aid to Egypt Raises Fears
Qatar, the tiny but petroleum-rich state that has wielded oversize influence in revolutions across the Middle East, is now at the center of a battle for clout in the region's traditional military and political juggernaut, Egypt.
Middle East: Angry Egyptian Police Close Gaza Crossing
Egyptian police officers blocked the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip on Friday to protest the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues by Islamist gunmen, witnesses said.
Middle East: Iraq: Attacks Kill at Least 21 People
Car bombs exploded in Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad for the second day in a row on Thursday, part of a series of attacks that left at least 21 people dead, officials said.
Global Voices: Palestinian quest for statehood a moving target
In the 65 years since the creation of Israel and the scattering of millions of Palestinians from their historic homeland, hope of resolving the core crisis of the Middle East has risen to joyous pinnacles like Camp David and crashed into despair with deadly outbreaks of violence and bloodshed.
Middle East: Bahrain: 6 Jailed for Insults to King
A Bahraini court jailed six people for a year on Wednesday for insulting King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa in messages on Twitter, the official news agency said.