With mass executions a routine part of its murderous rampage in the Middle East, is it even possible to overstate the power currently being wielded by the Islamic State?
Jordan's King Abdullah II has promised a relentless and punishing campaign against ISIS militants attempting to destabilize his country and the Middle East. Can Jordan win the fight against ISIS?
With the recent passing of King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia looks now to his successor, King Salman. What challenges does the new monarch face? Trace explains.
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.
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