The deepening instability in Syria and Lebanon has Israeli generals pondering something unthinkable even a few years ago: another ground invasion of Lebanon. Here's how they're preparing.
While the conflict in Syria has deeply divided the Middle East, the refugee crisis it has produced is forcing the opposing sides to work together outside Syria’s borders.
At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace is not at hand on the Israel-Syria border.
Women in several Middle East and Gulf countries, including women in Lebanon, cannot pass citizenship to their children because of gender discrimination in citizenship laws.
Vowing not to use force against mass demonstrations calling for regime change, Egypt's military has taken a softer approach than the country's police forces.
The humanitarian focus in Gaza will soon begin to shift, thanks to the more than $4 billion in pledges that were made by international donors at the Sharm el-Sheik conference this month.
Among the emergency relief workers, the humanitarian workers, and medics flooding the strip, there will be some unexpected people trawling through the rubble before reconstruction starts.
Eamon Kircher-Allen, special to the Pulitzer Center
One afternoon in May 2007, a few days after my graduation from journalism school, I was seated with some friends at a booth in Tom's Restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when my cell phone beeped. I had a text message from a classmate. It read, "Don't back out now."
The Lebanese authorities are planning to rebuild the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr al-Bared, which was pulverized last year by the Lebanese army. Is the rebuilding a covert attempt at gaining control over the semi-autonomous refugee camps in Lebanon
The three months of fighting at Nahr al-Bared last year brought a period of relative unity to Lebanon. In a country whose political process is founded on sectarianism, the army is one of the few state organs free of religious-based schism. The Nahr al-Bared conflict, which pitted the army against the shadowy, foreign, Fatah al-Islam group, led Lebanese citizens of every sect to rally together behind their army.