Baghdad -- "I hope that the Easter celebrations, Easter of Resurrection and new life, put an end to the suffering of our people". This is the hope expressed in the Easter message issued by the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Louis Raphael Sako.
By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
MAALOULA, Syria -- From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below.
According to President Bashar Assad, Syria's three-year-old fratricide may soon be over. Speaking at Damascus University on April 13th, he declared that his army's "war on terror" had reached a turning point. From now on, he implied, it would essentially be a mopping-up operation.
By Doug Bandow
The United Nations Human Rights Council angered Iran by renewing the mandate of monitor Ahmed Shaheed, who has criticized Tehran's abuses. His work remains vital as long as Iran violates its citizens' most basic rights. At the same time nuclear negotiations continue.
By Hamza Mustafa
Baghdad -- Iraq's economy must diversify to reduce its decades-long reliance on oil as the main contributor to its GDP, said the country's former planning minister, despite a recent uptick in oil production leading to expectations that OPEC's second-largest oil producer will be among the region's...
The head of Turkey's main opposition party in parliament likened Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to 20th century fascist dictators.
By Tanya Talaga
ISTANBUL--They beg on the street corners with their Syrian passports open so passersby don't confuse them with Roma. Others crowd the congested, winding streets of Istanbul in their luxury cars with Syrian license plates.
By Barbara Starr
Washington (CNN) -- A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike. U.S.
By Raymond Ibrahim
A new Danish statistical study finds that "Muslims [are] 218 percent more criminal in second generation than first.