Vice President Mike Pence is on a tour of the Middle East. The US role in the region has changed under President Trump. Critics say US policies are disruptive, contradictory and incoherent.
The revolt in Syria began almost three years ago, in the early, hopeful days of the Arab Spring. Back then, more or less peaceful protests ousted long-time dictators in Tunisia and Egypt. But since then, those two nations have taken very different paths.
New Jersey is not the only place where roads and traffic are manipulated for political reasons. Journalists from around the globe talk about the politics of traffic where they live.
It's been quite a week for an al-Qaeda spin-off called ISIS. Last week, ISIS took over Fallujah in Iraq. But it seems some of the local Sunni tribes abandoned the group and have joined government forces fighting against al-Qaeda. Then, rebel groups in Syria combined to attack ISIS there. Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times explains the politics that work for and against ISIS.
The Egyptian general who helped lead the ouster of Egypt's elected president is in a pretty sweet place for the moment - on chocolate bars. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won the hearts and minds of at least a segment of the country's population.
Mohammed Morsi is marking his first year in office. This anniversary however, doesn't come with much celebration. Host Carol Hills speaks with Financial Times' Borzou Daragahi who has been following the events in Cairo.
The United Nations said Thursday it has documented the deaths of 93,000 people in Syria since the civil war began. And a recent revival in fortunes for the Assad regime suggests the war has no end in sight.
Reporter Borzou Daragahi of The Financial Times newspaper and anchor Marco Werman discuss the fighting in Syria and the long-term prospects for the regime of Bashar al Assad.
The Damascus suburb of Douma was subject to an intense attack today. Shells fell on residential areas for hours before troops moved in. The Syrian government is supposed to observe a ceasefire, but many international officials are skeptical.