A gay couple including a man wearing an Arab Keffiyeh kiss during the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, Israel, Aug. 1, 2013.  (EPA/Abir Sultan)

Gay rights in the Arab world

One of the hardest regions of the globe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the punishment...
American journalist James Foley was among those who shared a cell with Marginedas in Syria. (AP Photo)

The life and death of James Foley

For many Americans, the Islamic State was first burned in our minds as a threat back in August 2014. That’s when the terror group released chilling...
United States Military Academy cadets watch data on a computer at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The cyberwar on the Islamic State

The fight against the Islamic State isn’t just taking place on the ground or in the skies of Iraq or Libya. It’s also on the Internet. Indeed...
Fighters loyal to Libya's General National Congress (GNC) prepare to launch attacks as they fight the Islamic State on the outskirts city of Sirte, Libya, March 16, 2015.  (EPA)

Libya, the failed state

After Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from Libya in 2011, there was hope for a peaceful and democratic future in one of Africa's largest...
A man places a Tunisian flag onto a police car as a policeman stands guard during a demonstration two days after gunmen attacked the museum and killed scores of people in Tunis, Tunisia, March 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Tunisia at a crossroads

Islamic State, corruption hinder lone Arab democracy Five years after Tunisians toppled dictator Zine El-Abeddine Ben Ali, the country is at a...