The war in Syria is entering yet another stage.
After more than a decade of paralysis and infighting, there appears to be some progress in talks between the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas, which has run Gaza for more than a decade.
In July 2015, Iran and six international powers led by the United States finalized a comprehensive agreement restricting Tehran’s nuclear program.
At his United Nations debut on September 18, U.S. President Donald Trump urged the U.N. to reform its bureaucracy and cut costs, adding the U.S. was ready to be a partner in helping the world body become more effective and focused.
Saudi Arabia is experiencing more than its usual share of palace intrigue and internal murmurings, with recent arrests of several very prominent scholars highlighting government concerns over even the slightest hint of internal dissent.