April 14, 2014 / Al Monitor
Caryle Murphy
Although Saudis welcomed the elevation of Prince Muqrin, 68, many wonder whether a younger, more energetic leadership might be better equipped to handle future economic and development challenges.
April 14, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Syria, Iran, Egypt and oil are pushing the US and Saudi Arabia apart, as President Obama's recent cool reception the kingdom showed.
April 3, 2014 / Untold Stories
Caryle Murphy
With technology bringing the outside world in, attitudes toward religion are changing in Saudi Arabia.
December 11, 2013 / Untold Stories
Adrian Fadil
Tent of Nations founder Daoud Nassar hopes teaching people to take care of the land empowers them to shape the future with their own hands and to resist the Israeli occupation with non-violence.
December 11, 2013 / Untold Stories
In Qatar, 97 percent of the 228 traffic accident deaths in 2010 were men—the greatest gender disparity in traffic fatalities in the world that year.
December 6, 2013 / CBS News
Reese Erlich
Syrian Christians favored reforms at the beginning of the uprising. But after Muslim rebels attacked their neighborhoods, Christians shifted their support to the Assad regime.
December 3, 2013 / Smithsonian
Yochi Dreazen
We normally think of the West Bank in terms of politics, but it's gaining a reputation for something different: producing Israel's best wines. The question is whether they're actually from Israel.
November 27, 2013 / Reuters
David Rohde
Obama and Kerry have proven that they can set the stage for major conflict breakthroughs. Will they be able to deliver a final deal?
November 26, 2013 / CBS News
Reese Erlich
A visit to the Rukaya Shrine in Damascus provides interesting insights about Hezbollah, the Syrian government and the rebels.
November 25, 2013
Jon Sawyer
In 2012 an intrepid journalist adventurer proposed that we partner on a reporting project seven years in the making that would entail traveling 21,000 miles—on foot.
November 25, 2013
David Rohde
In Syria 18 journalists have died so far this year, on top of 31 in 2012. Thirty have been kidnapped or gone missing. What is the impact on coverage?
November 24, 2013
Rebecca Gibian, Paul Salopek
"Walking is falling forward." Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek is following our first footsteps, on a seven-year walk around the earth. National Geographic makes the walk its cover story.
November 23, 2013
Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin
Journalists Alisa Roth and Hugh Eakin traveled the perimeter of Syria, to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Northern Iraq to cover the Syrian refugee crisis.

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