With the recent passing of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, new concerns have arisen for women's rights going forward. Abdullah was a devout conservative Muslim leader, but he was able to push for some reforms for women. Trace explains what lies ahead.
A coup this week in Yemen has left what many worry is a power vacuum in the region, in a country already beset with violent groups vying for control. Amy examines the current facts on the ground in the Middle East's poorest country.
The city of Jerusalem has been a key geographical focal point in the long-running conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Trace explains why the city's eastern section is considered so important to both sides.
ISIS may be getting the lion's share of the headlines, but the world is filled with terrorist organizations large and small. Tara explains which among them has provided either public nods or more tangible help to ISIS.
Trace examines some of the historical reasons for the United States' support for Israel, starting after World War II.
Huge stone circles in the Middle East have been imaged from above, revealing details of structures that have been shrouded in mystery for decades.
An all-female army from Syria is fighting the Islamic State -- and succeeding! It's killed more than 100 ISIS members and continues to be one of the few volunteer militias on the frontlines of the conflict. Who are these brave women?
More than 9 million Syrians have fled their homes amid the fighting in their war-torn country. More and more are heading for neighboring countries, many of which don't have the resources to support them.
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