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Once a safe haven for Middle Eastern Christians, Syria has become a place where Christians are targeted for kidnapping and murder.
Ultra-conservative Muslims — like the rest of Syria — are divided about the appropriate role of violence in a war marked by religious divisions.
US-supported rebels are losing ground to both ultra-conservative Islamist rebels and the Assad regime.
Syria's civil war is increasingly seen as stoking a regional conflict based on religious differences. But don't forget about political motives, analysts say.
Correspondent Reese Erlich returned to Syria's capital after being away for two years. He inquired about journalist James Foley, who went missing nearly one year ago.
As the government retakes significant positions from the rebels, President Bashar al-Assad's confidant Najm al-Ahmad discusses the war.
With a skyrocketing death toll and neither side willing to negotiate peace, Syria might to well to look at how its neighbor solved its own civil war.
The Accords are a legally binding agreement quite famous in Iran and virtually unknown in the US.
Since the US imposed strict sanctions 18 months ago, Iran's economy has been in free fall: Oil revenues dropped by 50 percent, the local currency has lost as much as 2/3 of its value and inflation hit 40 percent. Iranians say ordinary people are the ones feeling the pain.
For both religious and geopolitical reasons, the Iranian government continues to serve as Syria's most important backer with broad domestic support.
Syria's civil war is empowering extremists and squeezing Christians.
Hassan Rouhani made a last minute jump in the polls as reformists threw their weight behind him, and because some conservatives say he appeals to them, too.
Iranians will go to the polls Friday to elect their new president. But their choices are limited to a handful of conservative candidates.
Hezbollah claimed victory over the Free Syrian Army in Qusayr, but its entry into the war is fueling Sunni-Shia violence at home.
Sunni and Shia have lived in peace in Bahrain for centuries. But since the 2011 uprising, tensions between the two groups have divided the country.
Though illegal in the kingdom, open dissent is alive and well in Qatif.
Human rights activist Sayed Yousif al-Muhafdha had a month to reflect on his country's uprising.
GlobalPost has learned that hundreds of young Saudis are flocking to Syria in a 'holy war' against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A centuries-old rift been Sunni and Shia Islam runs through the increasingly sectarian revolt.
When the uprising in Bahrain began, both Sunni and Shiites took to the streets together. Now they barely talk. And it has nothing to do with religion.