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.
October 29, 2013
Mark Schulte, Paul Salopek
This lesson plan has been designed for elementary school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
October 15, 2013 / Guernica
Alia Malek
A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.
October 8, 2013 / Untold Stories
Yochi Dreazen
Ahmed Abuhamda, a respected journalist and fixer in Gaza, has spent years working for Western news organizations like the Wall Street Journal and NPR. Now he's decided its time to get out.
September 30, 2013
Jenna Krajeski
Journalist Jenna Krajeski discusses her project "Opportunity and Oppression in a Divided Kurdistan."
Turkey Under Protest
September 26, 2013
Jenna Krajeski
When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?
September 26, 2013 / Untold Stories
Jenna Krajeski
Four months after Gezi Park in Istanbul, protests threaten to consume the town of Armutlu.
September 25, 2013 / The New York Review of Books
Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin
These photos show the range of living conditions for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq. Although much attention has been focused on camps, most struggle to survive on their own.
September 24, 2013 / The Atlantic
Yochi Dreazen
The U.S. has long seen the Middle East and South Asia as the central battlegrounds in the war against Islamist militants. That's changing: the new face of terror is an African one.
September 23, 2013
Tom Hundley
The civil war in Syria is now manufacturing refugees on an industrial scale. Overall, nearly one third of the country’s population have been forced to abandon their homes.
September 20, 2013 / The Los Angeles Times
Kenneth R. Weiss
Alan Weisman, the author of bestseller "The World Without Us," says population is going in the wrong direction to achieve ecological sustainability. In his new book, he looks at the world with us