Middle East

Syria's Uprising : Controversy
Free Syrian Army soldiers shoot at Bashar al-Assad's forces in Aleppo on Sept. 8: The rebel group is accused of torturing its detainees.

Are Syria's rebels guilty of war crimes?

A leading international human rights champion charges that Bashar al-Assad's regime isn't the only organized Syrian group committing crimes against humanity

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Forecast
An armored tank sits outside the official residence of the French ambassador to Lebanon in Beirut after a French magazine published offensive caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

France's Muhammad cartoons: Will they divert anger away from the U.S.?

America has faced rioting outside its embassies over an anti-Islam film. But now that a Parisian magazine is ridiculing the Muslim prophet, France may be next

Afghanistan War : Fact Sheet
Afghan residents sit on the ground near a U.S. Army soldier securing the permitter of a government building in Laghman province on March 25.

4 signs that America's Afghan exit strategy is unraveling

Violence surges over an anti-Islam film. Afghan soldiers are attacking Western troops. And peace talks are at a standstill

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Slideshow
Anti-American protests around the world: A visual history

Anti-American protests around the world: A visual history

The U.S. has a history of rather aggressive foreign policy that is sometimes perceived as jingoistic meddling — and those in other countries have expressed their ire

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Timeline
A Muslim holds a sign while protesting in front of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok: Demonstrations against the Innocence of Muslims have spread to at least 20 countries.

The anti-Islam-film riots: A timeline

The violent protests against the ultra-inflammatory Innocence of Muslims video seem to have sprung out of nowhere. But in truth, they didn't

Iran's Threat : Analysis
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that in a few short months, Iran will likely be 90 percent of the way toward building a nuclear weapon.

4 signs that Israel's showdown with Iran is almost here

Israel warns that the clock is ticking, and that Iran is dangerously close to acquiring nuclear weapons. Is a long-feared military clash looking more and more likely?

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : By the numbers
Supporters of the Islamic political movement Hizb ut-Tahrir are seen protesting outside the U.S. Embassy in London, Sept. 16.

The worldwide protests against anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims: By the numbers

An incendiary U.S.-made film smearing the Prophet Muhammad has sparked outrage in at least 20 countries from Libya to Australia, triggering deaths and dozens of arrests

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Analysis
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the presumed creator of the offending film Innocence of Muslims, is escorted from his home by Los Angeles officers on Sept. 15.

Why some U.S. conservatives are siding with an anti-Islam filmmaker: 5 theories

Crowds of Muslims worldwide continue to protest a U.S. film denounced by both Obama and Romney. So why is the auteur becoming a cause célèbre on the Right?

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Opinion Brief
A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally in Benghazi condemning the killers of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and the attack on the U.S. Consulate.

Do Libyans want us to stay or go?

After Islamist militants killed American diplomats, the U.S. is pulling out of its Tripoli embassy. But Libyan leaders and others are begging Americans not to abandon them

Arab Revolts : The List
Palestinians burn U.S. flags during a protest on Sept. 14 against a U.S.-made online film that insults Prophet Mohammad.

Anti-U.S. protests in the Arab world: What's next?

Muslim anger continues to simmer over an amateurish, mysterious, American-made video insulting the Prophet Mohammad. What's going to be the fallout?

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Burning Question
A screengrab from the violence-inciting trailer of Innocence of Muslims: The U.S. government says the movie was made by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a Los Angeles-area Egyptian Coptic Christian with a rap sheet.

Mideast riots: Who's behind the anti-Islam video?

Intrepid reporters and federal investigators seem to have found the man behind Innocence of Muslims — and he's almost as mysterious as his bigoted film

Arab Revolts : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: The Arab mess — and America's dilemma

The Arab world is plagued by poverty, repression, and unsustainable population growth. What's a global superpower to do?

War in Libya : Instant Guide
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi aflame during the attack that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead.

What really happened in Benghazi? A guide

What was first reported as a Libyan protest turned violent may have been a carefully staged attack on the U.S. Consulate — on the anniversary of 9/11

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Fact Sheet
Chris Stevens, the late U.S. ambassador to Libya, smiles at his home in Tripoli on June 28: Ever since his days in the Peace Corp three decades ago, Stevens wanted to be an ambassador.

The quietly heroic life of Ambassador Chris Stevens

Friends and colleagues mourn the loss of a longtime diplomat who bravely and selflessly put himself in harm's way

Afghanistan War : The Bullpen
D.B. Grady

D.B. Grady: You've been designated a foreign terrorist organization. Now what?

The U.S. officially labels members of the Haqqani network terrorists. Don't expect that to turn the tide in Afghanistan

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Opinion Brief
Egyptians replace the American flag with a black Islamic flag at the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

Fallout in Libya: Has the Arab Spring turned against us?

After the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, the role of the West in building Arab democracies becomes even more problematic

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