A fake Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise was shuttered in Tehran this week, but that doesn't mean Iranians aren't preparing to work with western companies.
The Greek island of Lesbos has been struggling to care for the Syrian refugees who've reached its shores. Now, it's struggling to find space to bury the ones who haven't.
The embattled Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, appeared in Moscow on Tuesday night, for his first trip outside of his country since the uprising against him began in 2011. It’s a sign of his dependence on Russian military assistance. And it seems Vladimir Putin summoned Assad to get a sense of how flexible he is on his role in any political settlement or transition in Syria. Syria's secular elite shares a deep comfort level with the arrival of Russian forces.
In Salman Rushdie's latest book, a modern Scheherazade blends fairy tales and fanaticism.
Technology is changing life in war zones, and for some in Syria it can mean vital access to clean water.
Vladimir Putin's press secretary just got married in the Russian resort, Sochi. And some opposition activists noticed one of the wedding photos showed him wearing a very expensive watch, estimated at more than $600,000. And it's not the first time that a Russian authority has gotten into some trouble for an expensive timepiece.
ISIS-controlled Mosul is just two hours away from the Iraqi city of Erbil. But youth in the Kurdish capital aren't cowering. Instead they are swimming, bowling and enjoying new movies and Chinese restaurants.