Iraqi author Ghaith Abdul-Ahad has a new book called, "A Stranger in Your Own City: Travels in the Middle East’s Long War." It's an ode to a city shattered by war. Abdul-Ahad speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about his childhood home, the cycle of sectarian violence set in motion by the US-led invasion in 2003 and what might lie ahead for the centuries-old, cosmopolitan city.
The brief abduction of Libya's prime minister suggests that in the new Middle East, any sort of "authority" is up for grabs. So argues Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, a correspondent for The Guardian.
As UN diplomats in New York debate what to do about Syria, the fighting there rages unabated.
The fighting in Aleppo, Syria, is as bad as any seen in Mogadishu, Grozny or Fallujah at the height of those conflicts, according to Ghaith Abdul Ahad, a reporter with UK's The Guardian.
Anchor Aaron Schachter talks to The Guardian newspaper's Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who has just been to the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour.
The local al-Qaeda affiliate has taken advantage of recent political instability that has weakened the government's hold on its territory.
US drone strikes in Yemen over the past few years have proven to be a bonus for al Qaeda, says Guardian reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad. He says since his last visit two years ago al Qaeda fighters have established a firmer foothold.
Syrian opposition forces says they're poorly armed. But are they prepared to fight a civil war? The Guardian newspaper's Ghaith Abdul-Ahad talks with host Marco Werman about Syria's borders and the heavy cross border traffic in guns and bullets.