Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon about Israel's perspective on Syria. There are no good options in Syria for Israel, he says.
A new proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem's most contested holy site reveals that, like much of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even the idea is subject to interpretation.
For the first time, Iran joins the U.S. and more than a dozen other world and regional powers to discuss ending the civil war in Syria. Iran is the Syrian regime's major backer.
David Greene talks about Syria and toppling dictators with Michele Flournoy, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration, and Mary Beth Long, a former Defense Department official in the George W. Bush administration.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon about security for Israelis amid a new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the occupied West Bank.
The Green family, which owns the craft store giant, plans to exhibit its large collection of religious artifacts in the Museum of the Bible.
Cold weather and blocked roads have hampered efforts to reach survivors. Taliban fighters also overran part of an Afghan province, causing concern for the safety of workers trying to survey damage.
A resident of East Jerusalem says young Palestinians are increasingly falling into two camps: those who want to leave and those who have nothing to lose.
Riad Sattouf is a Syrian-French cartoonist who brings to life the Middle East in the 1980s. Published as a graphic novel, it provides a humorous and intimate view of the author's youth.