In Syria's shadow, Iraq violence presents new test for U.S.
WASHINGTON - Saddled with Middle East problems ranging from Iran to Syria and beyond, President Barack Obama now faces one that is both old and new: Iraq.
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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.
US Ponders Escalated Involvement in Syria's Civil War
As fighting and violence intensifies in Damascus and across Syria, reports on Wednesday signal that the US government is readying to further its involvement in the Middle East nation's ongoing civil war by providing "body armor and armored vehicles, and possibly military training" to the opposition forces aligned against the ruling government of President Bashar al-Asad.
Memo From Beirut: Turn to Violence Across Middle East Raises Questions
The transformation of the region’s political systems has taken a violent turn in many corners.
Middle East: Egypt: Rights Group Accuses Police of Using Torture and Violence
An Egyptian rights group on Tuesday accused the country’s police of “acting like a gang,” torturing detainees and using violence to impose control.